The San Beda Law Alumni Association hosted on Thursday a testimonial dinner reception at Club Filipino, San Juan City in honor of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, the first Philippine President who graduated from San Beda College.
Among those present during the reception were former president Fidel V. Ramos, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Information and Communications Technology Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, San Beda Law Alumni Association Chair Avelino Cruz, former Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr., and former Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chair Winston Ginez, and many others.
President Duterte, who was inaugurated as the 16th president of the country, came from batch 1972 of the San Beda College of Law. He passed the bar exam during the same year.
The President graduated from Santa Ana Elementary School in Davao City, and finished his secondary education at Holy Cross College of Digos City.
In 1968, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the Lyceum of the Philippines in Manila.
Prior to becoming President, PRRD served as Davao City mayor for 23 years. He also became the city’s Vice Mayor as well as Congressman.
The President ran under the platform of carrying out real change in the country by eliminating illegal drugs and corruption, as well as uplifting the living conditions of poor Filipinos. PND