General Santos City Mayor Lorelie Geronimo Pacquiao warmly received the Father Rector, Very Rev. Fr. Richard G. Ang, OP, who paid her a courtesy visit last Feb. 6 at the City Hall.
Discussions in the meeting included the upcoming opening of the University of Santo Tomas General Santos City and the establishment of scholarship grants through a possible collaboration amongUST, the Bobslor Pacquiao Foundation, and the local government.
Joining Mayor Pacquiao were her City Administrator Shandee Llido-Pestaño, Chief of Staff Atty. Hajji Herrera, and Executive Assistants Atty. Criselle Herrera, Johnrex Galdo, and Joey John Concepcion.
The UST delegation included Rev. Fr. Gerard Zabala, OP of the Dominican Filial House of San Martin de Porres, General Santos City; Academician Prof. Maribel Nonato, PhD, Assistant to the Rector for UST General Santos Campus; UST Facilities Management Office Director Rev. Fr. Dexter Austria, OP, and Assistant Director Engr. Albert Surla; Mr. Levine Andro Lao of the UST Office for Grants, Endowments and Partnerships in Higher Education; Mr. Cristian Naval of the UST Research and Endowment Foundation, Inc.; and UST alumna Maria Carmela Royeca and husband Mr. Wilfredo Royeca, President of the Sarangani Bay Specialists Medical Center.