Board of biggest university in Central Luzon backs Robredo, Pangilinan
ANGELES CITY — The board of trustees of the Holy Angel University (HAU), the biggest in the Central Luzon region in terms of enrollment, has endorsed presidential aspirant Vice President Leni Robredo and her running mate Sen. Francis Pangilinan.
In a manifesto of support posted on HAU’s website on Tuesday, the board said it “proudly expresses its support” for the candidacies of the pair.
The statement, signed on April 12, came a few days after an election campaign rally that organizers said drew around 220,000 attendees.
Sr. Josefina Nepomuceno, a Benedictine nun and daughter of HAU founder, chairs the board.
Pampanga Archbishop Emeritus Paciano Aniceto served as vice chair while Leopoldo Jaime Valdes leads as president.
The brothers Geromin and Peter Nepomuceno as well as Leonida Africa, Jose de Jesus, Ma. Rita Josefina Valdes Chua, Henry Antonio, and Elfren Hipolito Jr. serve as trustees.
“As stewards of a center of excellence for learning, we are committed to guiding individuals to become builders of a better society and nation—people who seek the truth in an era where lies and disinformation threaten the sanctity of democracy,” the board explained.
It also described Robredo and Pangilinan as having “served the Filipino people for so many years, reaching out at the community level and seeking to improve the lives of those in the vulnerable sectors and fringes of society, such as our humble workers, farmers, and fishermen.”
“Both have served multiple terms unmarred and untainted by corruption,” it added.
The board called on HAU’s faculty, employees, students, and other stakeholders to “join us in this fight for a brighter future.”
“We are finally given a chance for real change,” it pointed out.
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