Today in Philippine history, February 18, 1958, Vicente G. Sinco was elected President the University of the Philippines

Tuesday January 14, 2014 ()

On February 18, 1958, the Board of Regents of the University of the Philippines elected Dean Vicente G. Sinco of the College of Law, to the Presidency of the University.

   UP President Vicente G. Sinco
   (University of the Philippines President Vicente G. Sinco)

Sinco received 6 of the 12 votes, Acting President Enrique Virata and Dean of the Graduate School Juan Salcedo, Jr. received 2 votes each and Ambassador Salvador T. Lopez 1 vote. Taking part in the election were the two ex-officio members of the Board, Senator Decoroso Rosales and Representative Manuel S. Enverga, chairmen of the senate and house commitees on education.

The position of University President became vacant nearly two years with the resignation of Dr. Vidal A. Tan.

Enrique Virata returned to his position as Executive Vice President.

Sinco was born in Bais, Negros Oriental, April 5, 1894, obtained a bachelor of arts degree at Silliman University, a bachelor of law degree and later a master's degree at the University of the Philippines.

References

  1. American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Volume 36, Number 3, March 1958.


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