Vice President Manuel "Noli" L. de Castro Jr. will be conferred the degree of Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa, by the University of the East (UE) during the school's 8th Midyear Commencement Rites today, 8:30 a.m., at the Philippine International Convention.
Before becoming a broadcaster, a senator, and vice president, De Castro studied and graduated from UE in 1971 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Banking and Finance.
He was named one of the 60 Most Outstanding UE Alumni Awardees by the 60-year-old university this year during the school's Diamond Jubilee celebration. De Castro is UE's 22nd Honoris Causa awardee and the fifth UE alumnus to be conferred the honor.
The midyear college graduates -- students of UE's Manila and Caloocan campuses who completed their studies last summer or in the first semester of school-year 2006-2007 -- are led by Nassef M. Adiong who will graduate with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Major in International Studies, magna cum laude.
Luis D. Maglipon, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, and Ervin M. Masangkay, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, will receive cum laude honors.
Manila Bulletin, 29 November 2006