UPHOLDING STANDARDS. Rev. Fr. Clarence Marquez, OP giving his plans and endeavor for the betterment of Letran. Photo by Aaron Salem
Rector and President of the Colegio Rev. Fr. Clarence Marquez, O.P. gave his annual report at Relaci?n 2017: Ulat ng Rektor at Pangulo at the St. Thomas Hall last August 18, 2017.
Discussions tackled were related to the academic year 2013 up to 2017 and the goals to ‘Road to Unibersidad de San Juan de Letran.’ Strategic plans for academic year 2017 to 2022 were also discussed.
In his speech, Rev. Fr. Marquez started off with a passage from the book of Deuteronomy that stated about Moses’ last conversation with the Israelites and how it is connected to the gathering.
He said that Moses conducted a long speech after a long journey. The discourse was lengthy because the Lord told Moses that he will pass away after the speech. “Huwag kayong magalala hindi po ito kasing haba ng diskurso ni Moises at hindi pa naman yata ako kukunin ng Panginoon pagkatapos nito,” Rev. Fr. Marquez jokingly said.
He then shared the statistics on how the institution is doing, cited recognitions and achievements that the Colegio received, and also the performance of the employees. Rev. Fr. Marquez also discussed the plans for the upcoming Quadricentennial celebration and the transition of the institution from being college to being a university. “Tayo ay paaralan ng mga guro nagtuturo tayo ng mga guro at mahuhusay sila,” he stated.
Rev. Fr. Marquez, in his speech, also acknowledged not only the institution’s success but its failure as well. “Kinikilala natin ang ating mga tagumpay. Inaamin natin ang mga pagkakamali at pagkukulang. Pagaaralan natin kung paano mapapaigi pa ang Letran,” he stressed.
“Sa tiyaga at pag-asa, matututuhan din natin maging ‘Una Escuela de la Primera Clase.’ Manalo matalo, Siempre Arriba, Siempre Letran. Pero hindi tinatapos ang kwento at paglalakbay. Itutuloy, abangan ang susunod na kabanata.”
Relaci?n: Ulat ng Rektor at Pangulo started last year for the sole purpose of raising institutional awareness among Letranites in the Colegio.