By: Carla P. Gomez – Correspondent / @carlagomezINQ
BACOLOD CITY — The daughter of a bestselling author of patriotic books graduated summa cum laude at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman in Quezon City on Sunday.
Angeli Francesca Peña Lacson completed her Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature course with a general average of 1.068, one of the highest among the summa cum laude graduates of the university.
While studying at UP, some of her literary works were published abroad. Angeli was also active in community development work, supporting women and rural communities.
Angeli is the daughter of lawyer Alex Lacson, a Negrense who grew up and studied elementary and high school education in Kabankalan City.
Alex and his wife Pia also studied at UP Diliman and met while studying at the university’s College of Law.
Their youngest son, John Mark, also finished junior high school in May at the Paref Northfield Academy with honors.