“Maghihintay Ako Manuel” Unveiled as MLQU Reveals Glorious Days Ahead

Have you seen one of the latest social media buzz about “Maghihintay ako… – Manuel”? It has been the talk of the town in social media with its numerous billboards spotted with that statement in some parts of Metro Manila.

The main question in people’s minds was ‘Who is Manuel‘? What is he waiting for? Is this a proposalWho is behind it?

Maghihintay Ako Manuel

“Maghihintay Ako Manuel” Billboards

And as promised in the billboard with the date May 22, 2015 at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, it was revealed. Without further adieu, Manuel is Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU).

Drew Arellano

Hosts Laureen Dy & Drew Arellano

MLQU Grand Alumni Homecoming

MLQU recently held a grand alumni homecoming at the Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, with the theme: “MLQU Regaining its Glory! Sikat ‘pag Quezonian” hosted by Luanne Dy and GMA Kapuso host Drew Arellano. The event was attended by famous MLQU Alumni and notable government officials.

The campaign aimed to draw attention to MLQU as they looked back at its glorious past and unveiled big future plans for the university. The campaign heralds the university’s many plans to continue its legacy into the future.

Since New San Jose Builders‘ acquisition of MLQU last October 2014, the university’s plans for upgrading are beginning to take shape. At the top of its priority are reclaiming its role as a breeding ground for nation-builders and producing graduates that would attain 100% passing rate in board and bar exams. The new leadership of MLQU assures that with the help of the new management, today’s generation of Quezonians would be able to meet and even exceed the glory of the university’s past.

It’s about time that we get back on track and build the culture of excellence and legacy of becoming an outstanding institution,” New San Jose Builders, Inc. (NSJBI) co-chairman and MLQU president Dr. Isagani Germar said.

MLQU Grand Alumni Homecoming

MLQU Grand Alumni Homecoming

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REgistration @ MLQU Grand Alumni Homecoming


Sikat ‘Pag Quezonian

SIkat 'Pag Quezonian

“SIkat ‘Pag Quezonian”

MLQU has produced notable Quezonians who have made an impact in their respective industries. Among these are Rustica Carpio (academician and multi-awarded actress on stage, film, and television) who first appeared in Ishmael Bernal’s Nunal sa Tubig in 1976. She made over 50 other films in her more than 30 years in the industry. Moreover, Dr. Carpio is a recipient of over 50 national and international honors and awards which includes being one of the Ten Outstanding Women of the Philippines in 1968 from Federacion Internacional de Abogadas (FIDA Phil.) for her invaluable achievements in the field of performing arts. She was also cited in The World Who’s of Women, Vol. 6, 1982 published in England by the International Biographical Centre.

Another alumnus who made a name for himself is Neil Perez, an officer of the Philippine National Police Aviation and Security Group, he won the title of Mister International Philippines in a pageant held in Seoul, South Korea on February 14.

MLQU Grand Alumni Homecoming

MLQU Grand Alumni Homecoming

The list of MLQU outstanding alumni is endless, and some of them held the position of Secretary of Justice in the person of Justice Ricardo C. Puno Sr.(1979-1984), Justice Sedfrey Ordoñez (1987-1990) and Justice Artemio Tuquero (2000-2001) while Justice Ricardo Villarama Jr., Justice Venicio Escolin, Justice Jose Melo, Justice Jose Vitug Justice Ruben Reyes and Justice Isagani A. Cruz went on to become associate justice of the Supreme Court.

EDSA Shangri-La Hotel

Alumni Homecoming at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel

Others who have gained fame in the practice of law are: Juctice Carmelita Manhan, Atty. Benjamin Tabios, Justice Alicia Sempio-Dy, Justice Nicolas Lapena, Atty. Norberto Quisumbing, Justice Manuel Pamaran, Justice Hilarion Aquino, Justice Roberto Abad, Justice Perlita Tirona, Justice Jose Vitug, Judge Jesus F. Guerrero, Justice Renato Dacudao,  and Atty. Medwin Dizon, among others.

Meanwhile, MLQU graduates who made notable achievements in government service include Former Foreign Affairs secretary Alberto Romulo; Former Commission on Elections chair Benjamin S. Abalos ; Former Labor Secretary and Senate President Blas F. Ople; Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin; Department of Trade and Industry undersecretary Lilia de Lima; Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz; Tarlac Governor Jose V. Yap; Former Chairman, PCGG Magtanggol Gunigundo; Former Agrarian Reform Secretary and former Bulacan Governor Obet Pagdanganan; Former Senator Wigberto Tañada Former Senator Wenceslao Lagumbay; and Congressmen Rodolfo Albano Jr., Pangalian Balindog, Fredrick Abueg, Silvestre Bello III, Antonio del Rosario, Samuel Pagdilao and Reynaldo Umali.

With its many graduates who have achieved distinction in their field, MLQU is indeed a school for achievers and future heroes.

This is because through quality education and training, MLQU strives to produce nationalistic, competent, educated, and upright Quezonians imbued with a spirit of selflessness and commitment to being of service to society. This is why many Quezonians have become sikat in their respective fields.

MLQU Executives

MLQU Executives at the Press COnference

Future of MLQU

MLQU offers courses such as Law and Paralegal Studies, Education, Arts and Sciences, Accountancy and Business Arts, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Criminology, Architecture, and Information Technology.

The highlight of the unveiling is the revelation of the details of the plan to move the current campus of MLQU to Quezon City near GMA Kamuning along EDSA. They would then turn the current campus into Center of Culture in Quiapo. The timeline for these project is within 5 years.

MLQU is also aims to establish its presence in Balanga, Bataan, as well as strengthening its Professional School, the School for Professional Advancement & Continuing Education (SPACE), which would further upgrade the level of education that they provide.

MLQU Bataan

Planned MLQU in Balanga Bataan

Under the new management’s supervision, there is a plan to add a course on real estate management. All of these courses would not be possible without the credible and reliable faculty and deans who are industry experts and who graduated from top universities here and abroad in order for the school to offer world-class education.


“We Are MLQU”

Exciting times are ahead for MLQU as it furthers its quest for quality education in the Philippines.

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Indeed, “Maghihintay Ako, Manuel,” can be a embodiment of positive anticipation by the alumni and supporters of Manuel L Quezon University. Congratulations MLQU!

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