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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).

The Atty. Erlinda Espiritu Gawad ng Karunungan

Erlinda Arce Ignacio Espiritu -- a woman of substance. A trailblazer.

In 1951, she became the first woman to be admitted to Harvard Law School. At that time, it was unusual for women to attend law school, and even more unlikely for them to actually practice law.

The PLM Top Executive Award: Gawad ng Kaunlaran

Another award representing the second word in the PLM motto, Kaunlaran, is being conferred on SANDRA MEI BRANZUELA of the College of Science (Chemistry) by the University's Executive Vice President and six Vice Presidents, otherwise known as the PLM Top Executive Award.

Conrado M. Vasquez was the first Ombudsman of the Philippines and an Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. He is also the father of PLM President Ma. Leonora V. De Jesus.

MICHAEL ANGELO B. DE CHAVEZ
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

To the University President, Dr. Maria Leonora V. de Jesus, and the members of the Pamantasan Executive Committee, Executive Vice President Engr. Jose A. Silerio, and the Vice Presidents, college deans, heads of departments and offices, faculty members, staff, and most especially to the crown jewels of Manila, mga ka-Isko't ka-Iska, a pleasant afternoon.