President Aquino to receive honorary Doctorate from Loyola Marymount University in California

By on February 12, 2016

(Photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacanang Photo Bureau)
(Photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacanang Photo Bureau)

RANCHO MIRAGE, California—President Benigno S. Aquino III will be conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) during his upcoming working visit to Los Angeles, California.

President Aquino will be presented the honorary degree at LMU’s Life Sciences Building Auditorium on February 17 “in recognition of his dedication to his country, his integrity, and his embodiment of a Jesuit education.”

In its statement, the Loyola Marymount University said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti would address the gathering, which will also be attended by Congresswoman Judy Chu.

The LMU is the largest Jesuit Catholic university for undergraduates in the Southwest, with more than 6,000 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate and law students.

The event is co-sponsored by the School of Education’s Teach for the Philippines Program and the World Policy Institute at LMU.

President Aquino has received a number of honorary degrees from various institutions in the Philippines and abroad, among them the Fordham University in New York, the Sophia University in Tokyo, and the University of the Philippines Diliman.

On February 15, President Aquino will depart for California to join fellow leaders of the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in attending the Special Summit to be hosted by US President Barack Obama on February 15 and 16.

Afterwards, the President, together with the Philippine delegation, will undertake a working visit to Los Angeles on February 16 and 17.

During his visit to Los Angeles, President Aquino will have a series of meetings with potential investors, and a speaking engagement at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.

President Aquino is also scheduled to meet with Filipinos living and working in Los Angeles on February 17. He will return to Manila after his meeting with the Filipino-American community.