They say home is where love resides, memories are created, friends and family belong, and laughter never ends. When I first entered the halls of LPU-B as a junior high school student the feeling of excitement and fear flowed through my veins. I was eager to do my best, but I was also scared to fail. Seeing all those unfamiliar faces back then was overwhelming. I found myself thinking of a way to release all this pressure and just spend my whole first day by being my genuine self. I’d like to start every day with a simple kind gesture; greeting the guard (most especially the lady guard who usually inspects my bag) good morning every day and 2 years later, it’s still part of my daily routine. As a class president, I knew that it was going to be another rough day ahead; a day where I will be assigned to collect and pass all these paper works of the class, where I have to arrange our chairs before every subject and make sure they’re all perfectly aligned, a day where I have to meet all these expectations, but most importantly, a day where I will learn a lot over the course of my student life. I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all had our fair share of good and bad days. There was a point where I got tired of school and all the activities that come with it but when I think of what is yet to come, I got up and bounced back. LPU- has always given me the opportunity to showcase abilities I never knew I had. Aside from the classroom knowledge, I learned to love my self-more, including my flaws, in order to love other people, it has equipped me with the right values and a wiser mind. It is my home. It is where I found my heart.
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Ria Ysabel Boongaling, ABM 1-B

Ever since I was a child, I have always been a huge dreamer. When I was in college, I achieved a lot of praises as a student. Thanks to a scholarship grant I enjoyed that paid some of my fees to truly fulfill my high school dream of entering this University. I was a consistent Dean’s Lister, but it did not stop me from serving student organizations when I was eventually elected as Governor of the College of Education, Arts and Sciences in 2013. I was Top 7 Most Outstanding Student in 2014 and graduated on the same year with Cum Laude Honors. I tossed my cap with high hopes and big dreams. I had this thought that with all these achievements, I can succeed in the next stage just like I did when I was a student. But after I framed, displayed my diploma and hanged my medal, I became unemployed. Looking for a job was my priority, so I searched for many job sites, attended several interviews and submitted numerous resumes to employers trying to land a job that suits me but to no avail. I was in the sala, looking at my medals asking, “What are those for?”
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Marc Kevin G. Areta, Municipal Administrator, Bauan, Batangas

I am a proud Lycean because LPU-Batangas recognizes potential, and once they see it, they will support you and give you opportunities to develop you to the fullest. This institution propelled me to greater heights and today, I can say that I have journeyed long and far from where I was on my first day in LPU. It is with pride that I have successfully represented LPU and the Philippines to several international programs held in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and South Korea. LPU-Batangas’ magnanimous support paved the way for me to experience culture and learning the ASEAN way.
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Dexter A. Buted Jr., BS Customs Administration 4th Year

B.S. Medical Technology is the best preparatory course for Medicine. It is a fact.  From an Engineering University where I spent a year to fulfill my father’s wish, I decided to transfer to LPU-Batangas (then, Lyceum of the Philippines). I chose to be a game-changer! I was able to explore and stretch my boundaries, especially with the self-resiliency mindset – adaptation in the ’80s and ’90s.  If I didn’t become a Lycean, and eventually a Registered Medical Technologist, I would have missed the golden opportunity of connecting the dots of my passion, from expectations to reality, and to what I have humbly accomplished now. Yes, there could have been another journey perhaps; however, I am not certain if I will be this content and happy.

Carlo G. Espina, Founding President, Pioneer Clinical Laboratory & Medical Clinic, Inc.

During my first year in LPU, we were encouraged by our professors to watch one of the most prestigious pageants in the campus, the Mr. and Ms. LPU pageant. That motivated me to make pageantry my passion. I was hailed as Ms. CEAS in 2016 and indeed, it boosted my self-confidence which enabled me to go out of my comfort zone. Pageants in LPU opened a lot of opportunities which I never even expected. For me, competing in pageants was not easy as it requires patience, perseverance, trust and hard work but, it was all worth it! That’s why I think with those opportunities and once in a lifetime experiences, LPU molded me to be a strong individual and pushed me to always believe in myself no matter how hard things are, to always aim for excellence and to be God fearing. And as the newly crowned Bb. Lungsod ng Batangas 2019, I know that I can face anything with confidence, bravery and faith no matter what the odds may be because these are the qualities that LPU has taught me. I will forever be thankful for the experiences and all the learning I gained in LPU.
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Jeanette L. Reyes, AB Communication 4th Year

After obtaining my BS and Masters I could definitely say that LPU does not only lead the business of creating strong minds and providing quality education, but it has also been a molder of young men and women through its outstanding and motivational instructors. And so in the words of Sir Isaac Newton, “if I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”. LPU is proud of its many traditions, but the one I find most exciting is its long-standing tradition of excellence. #ButiNaLangNagLyceumAko
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Capt. Angelo U. Panganiban, Youngest Licensed Master Mariner in the Philippines

I took up AB Mass Communication, a program which not only contributes to my mental and physical growth but also shapes my whole personality as a person.  Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas provides big opportunities to all the students. This is where I gained the values of being a true professional individual, a good student and a competitive leader. LPU-B also made me realize that being academically good should be combined with having the values of humility, integrity and diligence.
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Ms. LPU Batangas 2014 Shares Her LPU Story

Dr. Carina R. Magbojos, Medical Laboratory Science- Dept. Chair of LPU-Batangas is this year’s recipient of the Crisanto G. Almario Memorial Award for Research. The said award was given during the 2015 First PAMET South Luzon Regional Awards Ceremony held at the Shercon Eological Park in Mataas na Kahoy, September 2015.This award is conferred to a member of the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET) who has notable achievements in the field of research. Dr. Magbojos will represent the region in the PAMET national awards this 2015.
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Magbojos is 2015 PAMET Regional Awardee for Research

To my fellow graduates, we wouldn’t have reached this point if it were not for our families, friends, and professors who molded us into who we are today. Because of them, all the challenges we faced made us stronger. We will ever be grateful to the Lyceum of the Philippines University Batangas, for preparing us to face real life and to be competent, committed, values-oriented individuals.
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Laine Samantha G. Virtucio’s Valedictory Address – Summer Graduation July 2015

    LPU focuses not only on academics but also on the enhancement of skills and talents. This is a training ground for future leaders, professionals, and beauty queens, too! Before, I just thought that I would always be on the classroom or maybe in the canteen and that would be all. I’ve prepared myself with that routine because joining organizations that enriches talents whether singing or dancing was not for me. I’m a frustrated singer and a terrible dancer so I’ve got nowhere to go until I was brought to somewhere different. I was chosen by my classmates to be the representative for our course for Ms. Freshman. At first, I was doubtful because I’ve never really joined pageants. I was like, “Can I really do this?” I never really had an idea about that thing. In relation with this, I had a little preparation for that pageant. I have to reduce the food that I eat, especially rice. This thing was the most difficult adjustment I made. I love to eat! I also need to learn how to pose and how to walk properly and all those things. I knew that I wasn’t capable and prepared enough. I felt so nervous before, during, and even after the pageant. My nerves were shaking. I even thought that I would faint because of such pressure and nervousness but I entrusted everything to God and let Him guide me. I just said that He willed it, so be it. I felt shocked when I was declared as Miss Freshman. It was not totally what I wished for. Honestly, I only hoped to be included in the top 5 and nothing more. But what happened was beyond that. It was something to be thankful of. This was one of the most memorable events that I will forever cherish as long as I live.
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Ms. Freshman 2014 shares her LPU story