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75th Cebu Charter Day anniversary memorial lectures kick-off at USC
The 75th Charter
Day anniversary series of memorial lectures to commemorate the contributions of
seventy-five distinguished Cebuano families to the development of Cebu officially
kicked-off on Friday, 16 March, hosted by the University of San Carlos through
the Cebuano Studies Center.
Punzalan, USC Presidential Assistant for External Affairs, together with Vice
Governor Agnes Magpale and Dr. Lourdes de Dios Jereza, Chair of the core group
committee, cut the ribbon to open the photo exhibit showcasing the
representative families for the month of March.
L-R Fr. Louie Punzalan, Vice Governor Agnes Magpale, Dr. Lourdes de Dios Jereza and Mrs. Alice Queblatin during the ribbon cutting ceremony
warmly welcomed the public that afternoon to walk through the memory lane of
spectacular family achievements.
lecture featured presentations by the Abella, Almendras, Solon and Veloso clans
and was attended by no less than Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, who gave a
message of inspiration, and the other members of the core group committee, Mrs.
Alice Queblatin, Dr. Ester Velasquez, Dr. Erlinda Alburo, Dr. Madrilena dela
Cerna and Dr. Hope Sabanpan-Yu, as well as students from USC and other Cebu
Dr. Lourdes de Dios Jereza, chair of the Core Group Committee, introducing the 75 Families of Distinction.
introduced the rationale for the search for the 75 Families of Distinction.
Vice Governor Agnes Magpale presenting the achievements of the Almendras clan.
Mayor Michael Rama giving his message of inspiration
Rizada presented the accomplishments of the Abella clan; Vice Governor Magpale
showcased the contributions of the Almendras clan; Mr. Michael Solon discussed
the achievements of the Solon clan; and Mr. Angel Veloso enumerated on the long
history of his clan’s contributions to Cebu City.
exhibit will run for a week at the USC main lobby before it will be moved to
the Ayala Mall.
Author: Cebuano Studies Center
20 / March / 2012
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