𝐋𝐏𝐔-𝐋 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐋𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐬’ 𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐋𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞
𝑏𝑦: 𝐿𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑀𝑎𝑙𝑏𝑎
𝑃ℎ𝑜𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑦: 𝑅𝑜𝑛 𝑌𝑢𝑡𝑢𝑐
𝗔𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿-𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝟮𝟬𝘁𝗵 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗟𝘆𝗰𝗲𝘂𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗽𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆-𝗟𝗮𝗴𝘂𝗻𝗮 (𝗟𝗣𝗨-𝗟) 𝘃𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗵𝘆𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗲𝗱 𝗗𝗿. 𝗦𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗼 𝗛. 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗹 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿’𝘀 𝗟𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝗣𝗛𝗟 𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗙𝗲𝗯𝗿𝘂𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝟱, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭.
The first lecturer, introduced by Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean Christopher Dennis E. Catapang, was Filipino historian Professor Michael “Xiao” Chua.
With the lecture, entitled: Ama, Anak: Si Jose at Sotero Laurel at ang Pamana ng Kanilang Buhay at Kaisipan, he shared his perspective beyond those who already knew Sotero Laurel and how the father and son shaped the Filipino nation and education.
“You may already know the stories, but it is important that we should remember and reiterate it,” added Prof. Chua.
“As a public servant, he prioritized education and economic recovery. He envisioned the Philippines where education is made accessible to all Filipinos and his love for education served the fire that made him found the LPU-Batangas,” Dr. Javier remarked.
She also shared her personal encounter with Dr. Sotero H. Laurel which made her realize the critical role of a leader, which entails responsibility to support and motivate teachers who can provide quality education in the institution.