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PIA Press Release
2008/11/25

Peru's leading university honors PGMA

Manila (25 November) -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was conferred in Lima, Peru a doctorate degree in science, economic and public administration, honoris causa, from the Universidad de San Ignacio de Loyola, one of the most distinguished and prestigious educational institutions in Peru.

Donning a graduation hood and gown, the President received her diploma and medal from University Director Dra. Lourdes Flores Nano and Seņor Lic. Raul Diez Canseco Terry, president and founder of the Organizacion Educativa de Universidad de San Ignacio de Loyola.

Terry said the President is the first Head of State/Government in the Asia-Pacific to be accorded the honor in recognition of her efforts to promote quality education, including the inclusion of the Spanish subject in the Philippine education curriculum.

At the reception that followed, the university official also presented the President with a four-foot image of the Peruvian saint, Sta. Rosa de Lima, also the patron saint of many towns in the Philippines.

After the conferment ceremony, the President proceeded to hear the 6 p.m. special Sunday Mass at the shrine and church of Sta. Rosa de Lima which was officiated by Msgr. Allen Aganon, a Filipino. A number of Filipinos, including priests, nuns, religious workers and others working in Peru, attended the mass.

A devout Catholic, the President has made religious visits in the past to churches and religious shrines on the sidelines of her official and working visits in the Philippines and abroad.

Born April 30, 1586, Sta. Rosa de Lima, the first saint of Peru, was officially proclaimed by Pope Clement X as the Patron Saint of the Americas, Peru and the Philippines on Aug. 11, 1670.

It was also Pope Clement X who canonized Sta. Rosa de Lima as a saint on April 12, 1671. (PIA-MMIO) [top]

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