…expect to improve the morale of the faculty and staff. I will inspire both the faculty and staff to work and rally behind me in making MSU Tawi-tawi an outstanding university in the community of colleges and universities, here and abroad.-Atty. Lorenzo Reyes (concept paper)
He is a native! His folks belonged to the original public teachers brought to the Archipelago of Sulu when General Tasker Bliss of the famed Moro Province brought governance and education to the islands. Though he was a man from the University of the Philippines and Harvard University, he speaks and acts like one of Oblate missionaries who can swim in the seas of loneliness, isolation and “hopelessness”. Why? Because they are either nuts or they are a people who are passionately in love with the peoples and the islands. I believe it is the latter!
-Jun Mercado (on a blog entry entitled Bud Bongao)
He’s the newly elected Chancellor of MSU-TCTO.
Considered as an “outsider” by some, here’s some of his profile as reflected in his credentials submitted to the Search Committee.
Full name: Lorenzo Regellana Reyes
Home Address: 10 Pine St, West Fairview, Quezon City
Date of Birth: May 9, 1952
Place of Birth: Buan, Balimbing, Tawi-tawi
|Degree||School||Inclusive Years||Academic Distinction|
|MPA||Harvard University||2000-2001||Class Marshall|
|MA-Industrial Relations||UP Diliman||1979-1982||Highest Grade|
|Bachelor of Laws||UP Diliman||1975-1980|
|AB Political Science||MSU-Main Campus||1968-1972|
|Secondary Education||MSU Preparatory High School, Bongao, Tawi-tawi||Graduated 1968||Valedictorian|
|Elementary||Bongao Elementary School||Graduated 1964||Highest Honors|
|Assistant Secretary||Department of Agrarian Reform||1990-present|
|Dean of Student Affairs||MSU-Tawi-tawi||1972-1974|
Same with the IIT, on the first voting there was a tie between Reyes-5 and Harain-5. Kashim and Ismael got 2 votes each respectively and Madam Hadji got one.
The run-off favored Reyes with 8 votes and Harain with 6.
Congratulations to Atty. Reyes!