Philippine President Benigno Aquino to Receive Honorary Degree from LMU

Feb 08, 2016, 15:32 ET from Loyola Marymount University

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Loyola Marymount University on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at noon, in an invitation-only ceremony in the Life Sciences Building Auditorium.

Aquino, the 15th president of the Republic of the Philippines, is being honored in recognition of his dedication to his country, his integrity and his embodiment of a Jesuit education. Elected in 2010 to a six-year term, Aquino, a fourth-generation politician, is the only son of Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. and President Corazon Aquino.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will address the gathering and Congresswoman Judy Chu will attend.

This event is co-sponsored by the School of Education's Teach for the Philippines Program and the World Policy Institute at LMU.

Due to security concerns, all media outlets wanting to cover this event must RSVP to no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. Please include the names of the reporters and videographers you plan to send to the event and the number and types of vehicles that will need reserved parking. All media representatives should bring their city or county press credentials.

WHAT: Philippine President Benigno Aquino Honorary Degree

DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

TIME: Noon

LOCATION: Loyola Marymount University
Life Sciences Building Auditorium
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 9004

About Loyola Marymount University
Located between the Pacific Ocean and downtown Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University is ranked third in "Best Regional Universities/West" by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1911, LMU is the largest Jesuit, Catholic in the Southwest, with more than 6,000 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate and law students. A comprehensive university, LMU offers 57 undergraduate majors and 51 minor programs, along with 43 master's degree programs, one education doctorate, one juris doctorate, one doctorate of juridical science and 13 credential/authorization programs. LMU news and events are found at:

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