Earlier today, I witnessed the 69th Commencement Exercises at Manuel L. Quezon University.

This year’s ceremony highlighted the outstanding metamorphosis of the talented student from the said academic institution. As they honored the graduates, the university’s newest batch of graduates expected to carry MLQU’s ethos in making a positive impact to society.

“Your graduation is your most successful achievement as a young adult and a result of your years of hard work and dedication to your studies. As graduates, you are now part of the country’s richest resource. We are very proud to each and every one of you”, said MLQU President Isagani G. Germar.

“In the years that MLQU has been your second home, this institution has prepared and honed you to be the best version of yourselves and be the catalyst for change. As you face the world beyond the four walls of this university and seek out triumphs, never doubt yourself. You are the key to making the unbelievable, believable and the impossible, possible’’, noted Germar while addressing the graduates.

Gracing this momentous event were Congressman Sonny Belmonte and former Vice President Noli de Castro who delivered the commencement address.

Since its inception in 1947, the university has given its graduating students a special treat after years of hard work and determination in MLQU. In 2015, the MLQU 67th Commencement Exercises with the theme “MLQU welcomes the Nation Builders” highlighted the excellent graduating students of the university who gave a remarkable contribution to the nation. The 68th Commencement Exercises 2016, on the other hand, recognized past President Benigno S. Aquino III by giving him an honorary degree of Doctor in Public Administration (Honoris Causa).

Since 2014, when property developer New San Jose Builders, Inc. (NSJBI) acquired ownership of MLQU, the university continues to create legacy for the Filipinos.  The University made momentous transfer to Quezon City in August 19, 2016, corresponding with the 138th birth centennial of Philippine Commonwealth president, Manuel Luis Quezon. Dubbed “Quezon Is Home”, the event features MLQU’s symbolic move to continue its legacy from Quiapo, Manila, to QC with the unveiling of the late president’s portrait done by National Artist for Painting Fernando Amorsolo which was housed for the longest time at the MLQU Quiapo campus.

The esteemed university’s coming home to QC is timely as learning opportunities is made more accessible with the university’s location along EDSA. Furthermore, its venerable set of course offerings are expected to consistently bring out the best refined

students in the country that is demanded by many different companies around the globe. “Wherever life brings you, MLQU will always be proud of all your successes. We know

that you will be influencers on that new path you are taking. Continue achieving greater things for the glory of God, for your personal successes, and for our Alma Mater. Shape the future and be the game changers now! Congratulations, graduates!” the university President concluded.


MLQU is continuously beefing up its roster of faculty members and deans who are known practitioners from their respective industry. Adding to the list of MLQU notable deans are former Chief Justice Reynato Puno, Regent & Dean Emeritus College of Law; former Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Perez, Dean School of Law; Professor Eric Soriano, Dean School of Accountancy, Business and Real Estate Management; and DPWH Undersecretary Raul Asis and former UP Dean of Architecture Danilo Silvestre, special lecturers to name a few.

Alongside the enhancement of MLQU facilities and faculty, the basic education program for kindergarten to senior high will be offered at MLQU SPACE this coming June.

Visit MLQU SPACE for more information and inquiries about the latest courses and certification offerings or contact 09176759184 or (02) 215-3898. Visit the website at mlqu.edu.ph or its Facebook page at mlquofficial.

By eccentricyethappy

Christian Melanie Lee is a freelance community manager/social media manager, chatbot builder, social media consultant, and web developer. She is managing her other blogs under lifestyle, food, music/concert, and Hallyu niche. Last August 2020, her first website project, Choose Khiphop is one of the news authority about Korean Hiphop. Five months later, she and her friends formed a podcast called +82 Khiphop Podcast. In 2018, she had her stint as The Itchyworms' social media manager which led her to do music photography in her spare time. A year later, she had a short stint as road manager for the local band, Join The Club. Currently working as freelance community manager and music photographer.

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