UST welcomes Thai princess anew after 28 years

Photo courtesy of UST's official Facebook page.

PRINCESS Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand visited the University anew last Thursday, 28 years after her first visit to the campus.

Siridhorn, head of Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy (CRMA) history department, along with 57 cadets, visited UST for an educational and cultural tour.

UST Secretary General Jesus Miranda, Jr., O.P. delivered a lecture about the University’s history, while Faculty of Civil Law professor Enrique de la Cruz, Jr. and Assumption College President Carmen Lourdes Valdes gave lectures on Philippines and China relations and women and leadership, respectively.

Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. delivered the welcome speech.

Administrators that were also present during the princess’s visit were Vice Rector Rev. Richard Ang, O.P., Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Cheryl Peralta and Vice Rector for Research and Innovation Maribel Nonato.

Princess Sirindhorn, daughter of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, first visited UST on Aug. 31, 1991.

According to the University website, Thailand has been one of UST’s “closest” international partners, because of partnerships with Thai universities such as Assumption University, Chiang Mai University, Chulalongkorn University, Mahidol University, Thammasat University and others.


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