The University Library received the following book donation. Click the image to view the table of contents.

1. The University Library is greatly honored to receive 5 books written by Celia Diaz-Laurel during the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) launching of her 2 new books. Celia Diaz-Laurel is a theater veteran and wife of the late vice president Salvador “Doy” Laurel.

After 100 years what next?– by Salvador H. Laurel

My Lolo Domingo Franco by Celia Diaz-Laurel

Mga siniping gintong kaisipan ni Dr. Jose P. Laurel by Celia Diaz-Laurel


Days of our years : the Laurel legacy by Jose P. Laurel

Doy Laurel by Celia Diaz-Laurel


Hanoi Diary by Gemma Cruz Araneta

2. Gemma Cruz Araneta, Miss Interantional 1964, donated her book entitled, “Hanoi Diary.” It is a travel diary of her 3 weeks visit in North Vietnam in 1968. Araneta’s paternal great-grandmother was Doña Maria Mercado, the sister of the Philippine’s national hero, Jose Rizal. Her mother is writer and journalist Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, and her maternal uncle is writer and diplomat Leo Maria Guerrero III. Source: Date retrieved: October 22, 2012.

3. Mr. Rommel Banlaoi donated 4 books to the University Library. Mr. Banlaoi is the Head of the Center for Intelligence and National Security Studies Center(CINSS) of the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research Center (PIPVTR). He is also Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of PIPVTR. He took his BA and MA in Political Science from the University of the Philippines (UP) and taught political science and international relations at the National Defense College of the Philippines, UP Los Banos and De La Salle University. He is currently teaching international studies at Miriam College. Source: Date retrieved: October 22, 2012.

Al-Harakatul Al-Islamiyyah : essays on the Abu Sayyaf Group by Rommel C. Banlaoi

Current and emerging security environment in Southeast Asia : a regional security appraisal for Philippine defense, security and foreign policy by Rommel C. Banlaoi

Counter Terrorism measures in Southeast Asia : how effective are they? by Rommel C. Banlaoi

4. Niko Locsin donated a book about his grandmother, Carmen D. Locsin. It was entitled, “Carmen D. Locsin’s Legacy of Dance” written by Barbara J. Abarquez in 2007 which is a part of the 60th Anniversary of the Locsin Dance Workshop. Carmen D. Locsin is the founder of the Locsin Dance Workshop-Davao in 1947 and pioneered dance education in Mindanao by teaching classical ballet and other creative dance forms to students and teachers in Davao City. The book is available at the Locsin Dance Workshop in Davao City and for orders you can contact them at, (63 82)2274753.

>>>A.C. Lim