PHILIPPINE President Benigno S. Aquino III is expected to visit Southern California on Wednesday, Feb. 17, where he will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Loyola Marymount University.
During the invitation-only event, Aquino will be honored by LMU’s president, Timothy Law Snyder.
The university has chosen to confer the degree on Aquino “in recognition of his dedication to his country, his integrity, and his embodiment of a Jesuit education,” according to a statement.
Aquino, who took office as president in 2010, received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Ateneo de Manila University. He has received six honorary degrees from various institutions including Fordham University in New York, University of the Philippines, Diliman and Centro Escolar University.
The event is being co-sponsored by the School of Education’s Teach for the Philippines Program and the World Policy Institute at LMU.
No further details regarding Aquino’s visit, such the length of his trip and whether he will meet with the Fil-Am community in Los Angeles, have been revealed as of press time. (AJPress)