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Most Rev. Fr. Leonardo Z. Legaspi, O.P., D.D.

Msgr. Legaspi served as the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) from 1988-1991 and President of the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines in 1991.

In 1971, he was appointed as the First Filipino Rector of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas. His reappointment as Rector was on September 16, 1975.
He was designated as Titular Bishop of Elefantaria in Mauritania and Auxiliary Bishop of Manila on June 30, 1977. Later, he was installed in Solemn Ceremonies as the 33rd Bishop and 3rd Archbishop of Caceres at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist, Naga City, on January 18, 1984.
Msgr. Legaspi, a graduate of the Faculty of Sacred Theology of the University of Santo Tomas with a Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Magna Cum Laude, in 1961, and the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology, Magna Cum Laude, in 1962, was a recipient of numerous awards such as Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines Award for Education (TOYM), 1974; "Gran Cruz de Alfonso X El Sabio" of the Spanish Government, July 26, 1974; Tanglaw Award, December 17, 1974; Kyung Hee University's Highest (Golden) Award, 1974; Rizal Pro Patria Award, December 7, 1975; and International Association of University Presidents Award, 1976.

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    Grand Alumni Homecoming '93 and Award Ceremonies Souvenir Program
    March 7, 1993, Rigodon Ballroom, Peninsula Manila Hotel