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Prof. Irma Potenciano

She has won acclaim as one of country's most durable divas, having enjoyed a multi-faceted career that has formidably spanned over four decades. Since she made her first public debut at age 16 as soloist of the Filipino Youth Symphony Orchestra under the late Maestro Luis Valencia, she has indeed made her mark not only as a singer but also as a teacher and as an actress on both stage and screen. Her first teacher was her mother, the former Purita Liwanag, a prominent figure in local operatic circles.

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Dr. Ma. Luisa Pimentel Ejercito

The First Lady of the Philippines, Dr. Ma. Luisa Pimentel Ejercito, is a graduate of the College of Liberal Arts (Associate in Arts - Pre-Medicine) and of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (Doctor of Medicine) of the University of Santo Tomas.

Her field of specialization in Medicine is Psychiatry and trained in that specialty at the Royal Park Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, under the renown Dr. John Cade and Dr. Cunningham Dax.

She practised Psychiatry at the National Center for Mental Health (formerly the National Mental Hospital).

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Hon. Bernardo P. Pardo

Prior to his appointment as Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines, Hon. Pardo served with distinction as Chairman, Commision on Elections. His law practice started at the Jose W. Diokno Law Office. He joined the Office of the Solicitor General as Solicitor in 1962, then became the Assistant Solicitor General in 1971 up to 1974.

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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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Dulce Estrella-Gust, M.D.

Dr. Gust is the Executive Director of the Occupational Safety & Health Center, a specialized attached agency of the Department of Labor & Employment. She served as adviser and/or consultant to various projects on health and safety aspects of child labor and agriculture, on drug abuse prevention, on school health and safety, on AIDS and alternative lifestyle to commercial sex work etc. These activities were supported by International Organizations here and abroad. Dr. Gust obtained her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in 1967.

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Mina T. Gabor

Ms. Gabor served as Secretary of the Department of Tourism during the Ramos Administration. Prior to her appointment as Deparment Secretary, she was President of CITEM from January 20, 1983 to June 30, 1989 and Department Undersecretary of Tourism from July 1, 1989 to April 7, 1996.

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Concepcion F. Blaylock, Ph.D.

Dr. Blaylock is the Chairman of the Board of Diamond Motor Corporation (DMC), Zanzibar Hotel Management Services Corporation and CFB Farm. Under her leadership DMC expanded its dealership operation and became the number one dealer of Mitsubishi cars and truck in Metro Manila.

For her active participation in various business enterprises, she was cited as one of the Twelve Outstanding Women in 1979 for excellence in entrepreneurship by the Philippine Council of Management. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce from the University of Santo Tomas.

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Jose C. Benedicto, Ph.D.

He served as Governor of Rotary International District 3810, where he has developed and earned the respect of a vast network of peers and friends nationwide in Philippine Rotary. His leadership in Rotary set new records of excellence in community service. He was a member of the Faculty of the College of Commerce and Graduate School of the University of Santo Tomas where he obtained his Ph.D Business Administration, major in Management.

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Madam Daisy Hontiveros-Avellana

Considered as the "First Lady of Philippine Theater" Madam Avellana devoted all her life to the furtherance of Philippine Theater as performer, director and writer. She was recently conferred by the University of Santo Tomas the Degree of Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa. She completed her Master of Arts degree at the University of Santo Tomas.

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  • UST Alumni Association, Inc.
    TOTAL Awards 1999 Souvenir Program
    March 5, 1999, Medicine Auditorium
    St. Martin de Porres Building, University of Santo Tomas
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Eugenia D. Apostol

A fearless publisher, Eugenia "Eggie" Apostol blazed new trails in Philippine Journalism during the dark martial law years. She tested the waters and pushed the limits of press freedom vis a vis tyranical rule. She gave birth to the Philippine Daily Inquirer which later became the nation's leading newspaper. She also published the Mr. & Ms. Magazine which became the mother of all her publications.

Ms. Apostol finished her Bachelor of Literature in Journalism (magna cum laude) in the University of Santo Tomas.

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