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FIRST PHILIPPINE HOLDINGS IS A CORPORATION THAT IS CONSTANTLY IN ACTION. WE’RE ALWAYS TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO DELIVER FOR OUR STAKEHOLDERS AND THE FILIPINO PEOPLE.

2012

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Lopez receives honorary degree from UP President Alfredo E. Pascual and Regent Renato S. Puno.

Lopez Group chairman emeritus Oscar M. Lopezwas conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of the Philippines-Diliman during its 101st commencement exercises on April 22. Lopez is a second-generation honoris causa doctorate holder after his father, Don Eugenio H. Lopez, Sr. was given the same distinction in 1968. In his speech to the graduates, Lopez said, “Life is a long-distance race.  Run to your own capability, to your own cadence.  Pace yourself, but when you can, push yourselves beyond your comfort zone. If you stumble, then pick yourself up and get back to the race.  Persevere, stay the course, and never lose sight of your finish.  At some point, you will discern the finish, guided by your dreams and aspirations, as well as by the brutal reality of just how capable you are.  Once you do, go for it!”

For the full speech, please click the link below.

OML’s speech @ UPD