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The Jose Rizal Exemplary Leadership Award: Gawad Roberto Lapid

The 2018 Rizal Award for Exemplary Leadership or the "Gawad Roberto Lapid" goes to LUIS S. CRUDA, of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (BS in Social Work).

Luis is President of CHASS' Student Council and holds various positions of responsibility in various campus organizations like Ang Partidong Tugon (as Chairman training new aspiring students leaders) and Student Intramural Council for CHASS (as President).

He also volunteers his help in many campus events including the recent April 6's Career and Job Fair.

He represented the PLM at the Ignacio Gimenez Leadership Conference and was a finalist for the Ayala Young Leaders' Congress. Despite his many extra-curricular activities, Luis manages to keep up his grades resulting in his being a give-time Dean's Lister.

Because he is a social work major, he is also involved with youth groups outside the university and in at least twenty community and extension services of the university, touching the lives of ordinary people, devoting his time and service to help improve the lives of underserved barangays.

For being this year's Rizal Awardee for leadership, he also receives a cash gift of P10,000.00 generously accorded by Mr. Roberto Lapid.