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400 Outstanding Alumni

Alberto Fernando F. Braganza

Lieutenant General Alberto Fernando F. Braganza is a graduate of the UST Faculty of Engineering with a degree in BS Mechanical Engineering. During his days as a Thomasian, he served as the corps commander of the UST-ROTC Unit in 1968.

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Alberto Ignacio Gabriel, M.D.

Dr. Alberto I. Gabriel, who retired with the rank of Colonel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Service, is a physician-surgeon. As a soldier and medical officer, he showed his determination to address his mission to serve the teeming population who direly needed care and support in high-intensity conflict areas in Jolo, Mindanao.

He gained recognition in military service and was decorated medals such as Military Civic Action, Presidential Unit Citation, Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation, Mindanao Sulu Campaign, Wounded Personnel and Military Commendation.

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Alice Colet Villadolid

Born in Manila of Trinidad Millan and Judge Jose Colet, Alice Colet Villadolid graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Santo Tomas. She also acquired subsequent education in social science and journalism from the UST Graduate School, Press Foundation of Asia, and the International Institute of Journalism in Berlin. From 1952-1955, she served as reporter and copy editor of the Manila Chronicle. She also taught at UST from 1956-1968. Ms. Villadolid was a magazine writer for Unicef News, Weekly Nation, Mr. And Ms. Woman and Home, and Oil Progress.

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Amb. Benjamin Jyh-Yuan Lo

Exactly 30 years ago after leaving Manila, Amb. Benjamin Jyh-Yuan Lo again found himself in a familiar ground, but with a more challenging diplomatic task.

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Amb. Franciso del Rosario

Ambassador Franciso del Rosario has bee n serving the Philippine government in various capacity since 1990.

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Ambassador Enrique P. Syquia

Prof. Dr. Enrique P. Syquia is presently the Ambassador Estraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta to the Philippine Government.

He was valedictorian of his Associate in Arts (Pre-Law) class at UST, and graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Laws, magna cum laude, from the Faculty of Civil Law of the University of Santo Tomas in 1953, and with the degree of Doctor of Civil Law, sobresaliente, from the Universidad Central de Madrid in 1955. He was a Bar topnotcher in 1953 Bar examinations.

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Amelia Belandres-Miranda, M.D.

Amelia Belandres-Miranda, M.D. has taken on the noble path of conducting and organizing medical missions in far-flung areas in the Philippines after she earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Santo Tomas in 1958.

Miranda pioneered writing health columns entitled "Karunungang Pangkalusugan" in the family-owned Wakasan Comics Magazine in the early 1960s. She then established her EENT medical practice in Kalinga Apayao in 1969 where she regularly went to the province's barrios for several medical missions.

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Amor G. de Torres, Ph.D.

Amor G. de Torres, Ph.D. pursued a degree in Bachelor of Secondary Education at the University of Santo Tomas. She finished the course in 1969. Her road to scholarship saw her attending, as a British fellow, Communicative Teaching of English at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. She then pursued a masteral and doctoral degree, de Torres served as dean of the College of Education of Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan from 1996 to 2006. During her term, the college became a CHED Center of Excellence. From 2006 to 2007, she served the same university as dean of its Graduate School.

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Ananias C. Diokno, M.D.

Ananias C. Diokno finished Medicine at the University of Santo Tomas in 1965. He completed his urology residency at the University of Michigan in 1970 under the tutelage of the world renowned urologist, Jack Lapides. He then pursued a fellowship in Neuro-urology and urodynamics at the University of Michigan in 1971 and later on joined its faculty at the Department of Surgery, Section of Urology.

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Antonio E. Mateo, Ph.D.

Dr. Mateo is a multi-awarded inventor. He has presently 27 patent certificates mostly in the field of Water System Technology, Non-conventional Fuel Source and Energy Saving Device. His inventions and innovations are now being used by water districts all over the Philippines. He is the 1994 World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva Switzerland for Best Inventor. He has been involved in the preparation of Product Standards Specifications of the Department of Trade and Industry since 1975. He obtained his Ph.D in Commerce degree from the University of Santo Tomas in 1982.

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