From the Inquirer (Inquirer headline and text in itals and blue font): “UP offers honorary doctorate degree to Duterte By: Marc Jayson Cayabyab – Reporter. The University of the Philippines has offered a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, degree to President Rodrigo Duterte, despite questions on his campaign against drugs.
The UP Board of Regents (BOR), the university’s highest policy making body, has offered Duterte the honorary doctor of laws degree as part of tradition, according to Chairperson Patricia Licuanan Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) said.
Licuanan co-chairs the Board of Regents with UP President Danilo Concepcion.
UP offers the honorary doctors degree to Philippine presidents usually on their first year in office. Former President Benigno Aquino III was also conferred the degree when he was commencement speaker at the 2011 UP Diliman graduation.
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