Sunday, May 24, 2015

Manuel L. Quezon University recently held a grand alumni homecoming at the Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, with the theme: "MLQU Regaining its Glory! Sikat ‘pag Quezonian" hosted by Luanne Dy and GMA Kapuso host Drew Arellano. The event was attended by famous MLQU Alumni and notable government officials.

Before this event, there are numerous billboards with the statement, “Maghihintay ako… - Manuel” that you will see all over the Metro and along the SLEX and NLEX. 

Who is Manuel? What is he waiting for? Is this a proposal? Questions have been circulating the news as well as in social media, and I am one of the people who had been bluffed about this until I attend the event.

Until I fully understand what is this about. It was Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU) campaign to emphasize its historical significance to the new generation. It's all about their plan to get back into the limelight to continue its legacy into the future.

“It’s about time that we get back on track and build the culture of excellence and legacy of becoming an outstanding institution,”
 - Dr. Isagani Germar, New San Jose Builders, Inc.  (NSJBI) Co-chairman and MLQU President. 

During the said event, It was themed to be "Sikat 'Pag Quezonian" because MLQU has produced notable Quezonians who have made an impact in their respective industries. Among these are Rustica Carpio (academician and multi-awarded actress on stage, film, and television) who first appeared in Ishmael Bernal’s Nunal sa Tubig in 1976. 

Another alumnus who made a name for himself is Neil Perez, an officer of the Philippine National Police Aviation and Security Group, he won the title of Mister International Philippines in a pageant held in Seoul, South Korea on February 14. 

The list of MLQU outstanding alumni is endless, and some of them held the position of Secretary of Justice in the person of Justice Ricardo C. Puno Sr.(1979-1984), Justice Sedfrey Ordoñez (1987-1990) and Justice Artemio Tuquero (2000-2001) while Justice Ricardo Villarama Jr., Justice Venicio Escolin, Justice Jose Melo, Justice Jose Vitug Justice Ruben Reyes and Justice Isagani A. Cruz went on to become associate justice of the Supreme Court.  

Others who have gained fame in the practice of law are Juctice Carmelita Manhan, Atty. Benjamin Tabios, Justice Alicia Sempio-Dy, Justice Nicolas Lapena, Atty. Norberto Quisumbing, Justice Manuel Pamaran, Justice Hilarion Aquino, Justice Roberto Abad, Justice Perlita Tirona, Justice Jose Vitug, Judge Jesus F. Guerrero, Justice Renato Dacudao, Atty. Ma. Luisa Dizon-Villarama, Justice Serafin Camillon, Justice Nicolas Lapena Jr,. Justice Luis Victor, Justice Enrico Lanzanas, Justice Ricardo Ilarde, Justice Ricardo Lagman, Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang, Justice Jose Hernandez, Justice Samuel Martires,  Atty, Conrado Vasquez, Atty. Medwin Dizon and Atty Danilo Lopez.

Meanwhile, MLQU graduates who made notable achievements in government service include  Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto Romulo, Former Commission on Elections chair Benjamin S. Abalos,; Former Labor Secretary, Senate President Blas F. Ople, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Department of Trade and Industry undersecretary Lilia de Lima, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, Tarlac Governor Jose V. Yap, Former Chairman, PCGG Magtanggol Gunigundo,; Former Agrarian Reform Secretary, Former Bulacan Governor Obet Pagdanganan, Former Senator Wigberto Tañada, Former Senator Wenceslao Lagumbay, Congressmen Rodolfo Albano Jr., Pangalian Balindog, Fredrick Abueg, Silvestre Bello III, Antonio del Rosario, Samuel Pagdilao, and Reynaldo Umali.

Not to be forgotten are Police Senior Inspectors John Gary Erana, Max Jim Tria, and Rennei Tayrus. Who served the country and sacrificed their lives as part of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force's “Fallen 44”.

MLQU offers courses such as Law and Paralegal Studies, Education, Arts and Sciences, Accountancy and Business Arts, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Criminology, Architecture, and Information Technology. Under the new management’s supervision, there is a plan to add a course on real estate management. All of these courses would not be possible without the credible and reliable faculty and deans who are industry experts and who graduated from top universities here and abroad for the school to offer world-class education. 

MLQU is also aiming to establish its presence in Balanga, Bataan. To strengthening its Professional School, the School for Professional Advancement & Continuing Education (SPACE), which would further upgrade the level of education that they provide. 

Right after the Alumni program, a small press conference was done to answer few questions from the media and blogger friends.

With the involvement of its alumni, the public can expect more changes and improvements in MLQU. 

1 comment:

  1. Sana lang, hindi isinama yung mga notorious na alumni... mga nasangkot sa corruption at iba pang national issues na di pabor sa bayan.


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