by Atty. Lara Nicole Gonzales Christmas has always been special...Read More
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Universitas envisions a society led, directed and managed by leaders who are competent, with stable character and well-formed conscience.
It aims to achieve this by providing programs, projects, activities, venues, structures and institutions for the development of moral character, as a necessary and stable foundation for nation building, starting with the youth, through education, research and social welfare and outreach.
In light of Metro Manila’s community quarantine caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, Universitas Foundation is suspending all its physical gatherings until further notice. The headquarters will likewise be closed to all visitors until further notice. In the mean time, we shall be shifting to online platforms for the conduct of our activities, projects and programs.
The Foundation gives its full support to the authorities’ efforts to mitigate and contain the outbreak. It expresses its sincere gratitude to all those who have tirelessly and selflessly worked at the frontlines of addressing this crisis.
We call on all the leaders, public and private, across all sectors and industries, to make decisive action rooted ultimately in the dignity of the human persons under their watch. May the leaders move with the cohesion and solidarity needed in order to build confidence among the public that this will be overcome.
Finally, despite the physical separation induced by the pandemic, let us find ways to look out for one another.
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by Zion Yuson
APRIL 1, 2020 – We’re living in a very unusual time, with hundreds and thousands of people and businesses put to a complete stop from their functions due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. The current situation notwithstanding, it’s important to remember that there are many opportunities available for us to serve and to act as leaders in our own circumstances. Last March 28, in the first ever Universitas Fellows Night to be conducted online, Mr. Johemie Lopez Quinones, the head of maintenance at Universitas, spoke to us about how he embarked on a heroic mission of service for the street-dwellers of Manila.
Johemie, 24 years old, is a resident of the city of Manila, the same city where he was born and raised. At the moment, he is one of the managing partners of Hey Homies, a company that provides services to maintain condo units and dormitories.[…] Read More
by Tomas Socrates
JANUARY 21, 2020, Pasig City – The Foundation jump-started 2020 with its first activity for the year, the Universitas Lawyers Quarterly (ULQ), last January 9. The speaker for the event was no less than Atty. Paulo Garcia, a Member of Parliament (MP) of New Zealand, and the only Filipino who now holds a national elective post in a foreign country to which he migrated.
Atty. Paulo, or MP Paulo, had been in the practice of law in the Philippines for about ten (10) years before he migrated to New Zealand with his family sometime in the first decade of the 21st century. He succeeded in qualifying to practice law in New Zealand where he worked for two law firms for approximately 5 years, after which he then became licensed to set up his own law office known as GarciaLaw. GarciaLaw was the first and only Filipino-owned law firm in New Zealand for over 8 years. It closed in May 2019 upon MP Paulo’s election as Member of the NZ Parliament. […] Read More