Two Doctorate Degrees In Humanities

Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanities by the Lipa City Public College

Mayor Vilma Santos-Recto (she is now, the Governor of Batangas) was given an honorary degree of Doctor in Humanities by the Lipa City Public College (LCPC) last November 10, 2005.  The Doctorate degree was given after resolution no. 01-05 of the Academic Council was passed. The head of the Academic Council, Dr. Armando Badillo and the Board of Trustees, including City Adminstrator Mr. Pedrito Martin M. Dijan, approved the resolution. The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) also approved the resolution on May 11, 2005. The resolution states that they acknowledge the leadership and talent of Mayor Vi not only in the art of Film, but also her sincerity and effective management as a Mayor and for being a good role model for a new Filipina, beautiful inside and out. It is further stressed in the resolution that the life of Mayor Vi as a public servant and as a multi-awarded actress clearly mirrors her deep understanding of how she can serve the public, her respect for human dignity and her genuine belief in the goodness of men to serve and help one another. Dr. Cristeto Pamplona, Schools division superintendent of DepEd Lipa; Atty. Joel Montealto, City Legal Officer; Lipa City Councilor Romy Macasaet and Ronaldo de Castro, City Personnel Officer completes the LCPC Academic Council. – Eric Nadurata, V magazine Vol 2 No 6 The Valentine’s Day Issue 2005