President’s Message

Greetings to The Lyceum of the Philippines University community!

As we continue to navigate the disruptions and challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, I wish to take a moment to convey my gratitude and appreciation to everyone in the LPU community.

I truly commend all the hard work and ingenuity shown by our faculty and staff in the recent year. They have worked tirelessly to develop and implement ways to support our students and help sustain their academic progress.

I’d also like to thank our students and dear parents for being flexible and patient under such stressful circumstances.

We are all trying to make sense of this unprecedented situation. It is daunting, uncertain, and very demanding of us.

It has taken away our ability to come together as learners, performers, and audience members. But we have all been making sacrifices for the greater good and have tried to take advantage of every opportunity to develop and progress as an institution.  As a testimony of these efforts, the university has recently garnered several international certifications such as the Environment Management System ISO 14001:2015 from 2015 to present, the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015 from 2009 to present and awarded the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Four Stars Rating for 2021 to 2024.

And throughout these trying times, we have looked to our values of community, of social responsibility and accountability to each other—to guide our decision-making, for love of God and country.

We believe in LPU’s vision for this institution—as an ever-growing circle that continually reaches out to new students, new partners, and new opportunities, bringing them into our beloved community to nurture and support.

And so, we commit ourselves to maintaining the safety and well-being of our campus community, as well as the broader society to which we all belong.

As developments continue to unfold, we will remain vigilant and will respond to the best of our ability. I look forward to better days ahead. In the meantime, we will get through this by working together, looking out for each other and lifting each other up. Please continue to have faith and stay safe.

Maraming Salamat!

Atty. Roberto P. Laurel
President, Lyceum of the Philippines University
September 13, 2021