Monday, January 2, 2012

Lyceum of the Philippines University Celebrates 60 Years

The Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) comes out with its first stamp for 2012 that commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Lyceum of the Philippines University.

Founded by Jose P. Laurel on July 7, 1952, the university's educational vision was based on the principles set by its founder. The school derived its name from lykeion, the grove in ancient Athens where Aristotle taught his students.

Foreign service is the flagship course of the school and is considered to be the best in the country. A lot of graduates from Lyceum became leaders and officials in the public service and in the foreign affairs department.

The Lyceum of the Philippines University commemorative stamp is released today, January 2, 2012 with a value of Php 7.00.

Prominent on the stamp is the magnificent tower of the LPU that has survived the test of time. The number 60 on golden yellow represents the anniversary celebration with the Philippine map in the background. Also shown is the inscription on white, "A Jose P. Laurel Legacy" which immortalizes the man who has inspired the university to achieve academic excellence through the years.

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