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Mr. Antonio S. Lopez

MR. ANTONIO S. LOPEZ is the Manila-based senior correspondent of Asiaweek, Ltd., the Hongkong-based subsidiary of Time Warner, Inc., the world's biggest telecommunications company. Asiaweek is the Philippines' fastest-growing and largest international newsmagazine.

A product of the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters, Tony Lopez graduated magna cum laude, major in Journalism in 1970 on a full four-year scholarship. He took up one a half years of MBA studies at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business in 1977-1978.

Tony Lopez's writing contributed to the growth of Asiaweek and won him journalism awards like the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Award for International Journalism in 1985, Gold Medal as one of the journalist-heroes of People Power, given by the Philippine Star, Gerry Roxas Gold Medal Ward for Leadership in 1986, Outstanding Alumnus Awards from the UST Faculty of Arts and Letters in 1991* and from the UST Philets in 1996, and Life Membership Award from the Manila Overseas Press Club (MOPC).

He served twice, in 1989 and in 1993, as president of the MOPC, Asia's oldest press club. He is a founding member of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (Focap) and a long-time member of the National Press Club. He is a specialist writer on Philippine Politics, economics, business, social and Asian affairs.

During the martial law years, he was one of the few Filipino journalists who dared to ask insightful and probing questions during press conferences, which were rare, and interviews with the late Pres. Ferdinand Marcos.

His work, from 1984 to 1986, helped build the climate of dissent and revolt that eventually led to Marcos's calling the February 1986 snap elections, the four-day People Power at EDSA, the installation of Corazon Aquino as president, and the return and full flowering of democracy after that.

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  • UST Alumni Association, Inc.
    TOTAL Awards
    Grand Alumni Homecoming '97 Souvenir Program
    March 7, 1997, Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental Manila
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