Six out of the ten people selected by Stargate People Asia as People of the Year 2021, including two special awardees, are alumni of the University of the Philippines (UP). This was announced last December 12.
The UP alumni selected as People of the Year 2021 are: UP Philippine General Hospital director, Dr. Gerardo D. Legaspi; Philippine Star Editor-in-Chief Ana Marie Pamintuan, who graduated from the UP Diliman College of Mass Communication; President, CEO and Director of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. Cesar Grospe Romero, who earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, from UP Diliman; and Cavite Governor Juanito Victor “Jonvic” Catibayan Remulla Jr., who earned his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from UP Diliman. The two chosen as Special Awardees are: Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo and Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, both of whom earned their undergraduate degrees in Economics from UP Diliman.
According to Stargate People Asia’s caption on Facebook: “From battling the pandemic to uplifting others in the face of calamities, to bringing opportunities to countless Filipinos in search for greener pastures, these ‘People of the Year’ awardees continue to spread a contagion of hope.”
Source: UP System FB Page