The 1st LPU International Hospitality and Tourism Conference
“Innovations and Diversity in Hospitality and Tourism”
More than 60 years ago, President Jose P. Laurel, established the Lyceum of the Philippines, as his legacy to the Filipino people. The university has the unique distinction that sets it apart from other schools as it is the only school founded by a former president, and who occupied various positions in government. He was the President of the Second Republic from 1943 to 1945, during the most difficult time in Philippine history, as it was during World Wart II. He was instructed by Manuel Quezon to stay in Manila and deal with the Japanese military officials during their occupation of various places in the Philippines. He was the Secretary of the Interior (1923), became a Senator (1925-1931), a delegate to the Constitutional Convention (1934) and a Chief Justice during the Commonwealth.
After serving the government for many years, he decided to establish a school, the Lyceum of the Philippines, in 1952, as a way of giving back to the country, by developing the youth, who will be the future of the country. He established the first campus in Intramuros, Manila, occupying the former building of San Juan De Dios Hospital.
Sharing a quote from our founder, President Jose P. Laurel,