2007, January 18. Centro Escolar University (CEU), Centenary
Amstar Company, Inc. Perf. 14.
Sheets of 50 (5 x 10), Miniature Sheets of 8 (4 x 2)
Twin Tower Building - Singles (100,000)
Sheets of 8 (5,000)
Designer: Christian C. Galo (in
collaboration with CEU Marketing Committee)
Design Coordinators: Dr. Conrado E.
Inigo, Jr., Ma. Eleanor C. Espinas
Illustrator: Victorino Z. Serevo
Graphic Artist: Richard Allen M. Baron
First Day Covers: Manila
CENTRO ESCOLAR UNIVERSITY, 1907-2007:
The First 100 Years
University was established on June 3, 1907 by Dona Librada Avelino
and Dona Carmen de Luna for the instruction and training of the
youth in all branches of the arts and sciences. With some benches, a
single blackboard and a few books, the two educators steadfastly
nurtured a dream of establishing a nationalistic center of learning
for Filipino women. The first college, that of Pharmacy, opened in
1921. The Colleges of Liberal Arts, Education and Dentistry followed
one after the other. Three years later, the College of Optometry was
Beginning as the
Centro Escolar de Senoritas, the school was granted university
status by the Philippine government in 1932. It has then steadily
grown as an institution under the leadership of noted educators who
have contributed much to the development of their respective
professions. Past Presidents include Dr. Pilar Hidalgo-Lim, an
educator and civic leader, Dr. Dionisio C. Tiongco, another renowned
scholar and educator, and Dr. Lourdes T. Echauz, a distinguished
philanthropist and educator. The immediate past President, Dr.
Rosita L. Navarro is a recognized educator, role model, leader of
knowledge workers and an advocate of the balance between
globalization and Filipinization. The current President, Dr. Ma.
Cristina D. Padolina, was a former Commissioner of the Commission on
Higher Education (CHED) and Chancellor of the University of the
Philippines Open University.
With four campuses
and over 50 academic programs, CEU has gone far beyond its founders'
vision, buildings steps towards dreams and goals of the Filipino