Asst. Prof. Lilibeth J. Baylosis

Message from the department chair

The Department of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management (DHRIM) is committed to fulfilling its mandate of shaping future hospitality professionals to be trailblazers and catalysts of progress in the hotel and restaurant industry. Since the program was launched as BS Hotel and Restaurant Administration in the 1970s, the program has produced leaders in the industry, academe, and government who occupy key positions in the international and local brands of hotels, restaurants, related institutions, and allied sectors, academic institutions and government agencies. Competent faculty mentors strive to constantly upgrade the program content to address the transformational needs of a highly dynamic academe and volatile industry. The DHRIM remains confident that it will carry on with the legacy of being the leader in quality education, research, extension, and public service in the field of hotel, restaurant, and institution management by engendering highly competent and value-laden hospitality professionals.

UP's Institutional Vision

The University of the Philippines (UP) sees itself as a leading regional and global university in an environment that sustains 21st-century learning, knowledge creation, and public service for society and humanity.

UP's Mission

As the national university, UP is mandated to lead in the practice and development of higher education, in terms of:

UP's Philosophy of Education and Graduate Attributes

A UP education seeks to produce graduates imbued with an abiding sense of responsibility to their people and nation, the skills and mindsets to improve human life, and a commitment to the freedom and welfare of all.

Aside from mastery of knowledge in their specific disciplines, UP graduates must possess breadth of mind, strength of character, and generosity of spirit, fostered by a firm grounding in both the arts and sciences, and such specialist courses as their programs may require.

They must be prepared to inclusively engage with society and the world at large, mindful of their people's needs and capabilities, and keen to the challenges and opportunities of national development in this century of rapid global change.

UP aims to achieve this through its General Education program, one that develops mind, body and spirit, which familiarizes all its students with their culture and history and fosters a sense of shared citizenship, while equipping them with critical thinking, discernment and technical skills they will need to excel in their chosen professions.

Values that a Iskolar ng Bayan Must Uphold

HISTORY of dhrim

The Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant Administration (BS HRA) was instituted in response to an urgent request from the Hotel and Restaurant Association of the Philippines (HRAP), the national organization of hotel and restaurant owners, “for graduates for middle management level who are well grounded in both business and food service administration.” Among the personalities responsible for coming together to initiate and develop the program were the Enriquezes, owners of D & E Restaurant and Sulo Group of Companies, other industry leaders, the faculty of the CHE with Dean Eva Gonzalez at the helm, including Ms. Lourdes Labrador, Dr. Florecita Acacio and Mrs. Leticia de Ocampo-Elegado, and Dr. Leland Koschevar, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) consultant. This is the Philippines’ first collegiate course on hotel and restaurant management. The program produced its first graduates in schoolyear 1971-72.

At the time the program was instituted in 1970, it was administered by the HRA Section under the Department of Food Science and Nutrition. On May 27, 1998, the HRA section was elevated to the Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management (DHRIM) by the University of the Philippines (UP) Board of Regents during their 1120th meeting. On December 6, 2000, the University Council on its 72nd meeting approved the change in program name to Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management (BS HRIM), a change intended to deliberately address the human resource requirements of all types of food and accommodation service establishments, and to give equal focus to the more service-oriented sectors of the hospitality industry. At the same time, the College of Home Economics (CHE) was granted independence in the administration of the program. The capability of CHE to teach the Management courses was made possible through a well-planned faculty development and recruitment program. Such proven ability was recognized and expressed by the faculty of the College of Business Administration (now the UP Virata School of Business) in a separate resolution on March 29, 2000.

DHRIM under CHE continues to provide leaders in the field despite the proliferation of similar programs offered by other schools and universities. Graduates of both the undergraduate and graduate programs occupy positions of leadership in the industry and the academe.

In 1982, the Master of Food Service Administration (MFSA) was instituted to further to develop professionals for managerial positions in the food service industry. The masteral program was also intended to upgrade competencies of those in the academe that teach and undertake researches on the food service industry. This program is among the first, if not the first ever, masteral programs in the field of food service in the country.

In 2012, the MFSA was revised to Master of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management to align with the undergraduate program. 



To be the leader in quality education, research, and public service in the area of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management.


To develop value-laden professionals for leadership in the hospitality industry, academe, and society.


Highly competent and empowered leaders with a global perspective in the management of hotels, restaurants, and related institutions.

Value-laden and socially responsible citizens committed to nation building.



Courtesy and Consideration



Kindness and Compassion