Danilo Concepcion is new UP president

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Danilo Concepcion, dean of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law, is the next UP president. 

Two members of the UP Board of Regents confirmed the news to Rappler on Tuesday, November 15: incumbent president Alfredo Pascual, and Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Patricia Licuanan.  

His selection from a shortlist of 6 candidates was also announced on the Facebook page of the Office of the Secretary of the University (OSU):

The announcement was also posted on the OSU website and on the Twitter account of the UP System. The OSU is the search committee for the selection of the next UP president.

Concepcion will replace Pascual, whose term ends in February 2017. 

Concepcion, according to his profile posted on the UP College of Law website, is a "law professor, bar reviewer, corporate law practitioner, and radio and TV personality."

He finished Agricultural Engineering, summa cum laude, at the De La Salle-Araneta University, eventually topping the board exam. He then studied law at UP, graduated cum laude, and was Bar topnotcher in 1983. Three years later, he received his Master of Laws degree from the University of London.

Concepcion later served in UP as associate dean of the UP College of Law in 2002. He also served as head of the UP Law Center, director of the Institute of Judicial Administration, and UP vice-president for legal affairs. – Rappler.com

Jee Y. Geronimo

Jee is part of Rappler's Central Desk, handling most of the world, science, and environment stories on the site. She enjoys listening to podcasts and K-pop, watching Asian dramas, and running long distances. She hopes to visit Israel someday to retrace the steps of her Savior.

image