UPV’s summa cum laude named 34th Student Regent
Raoul Daniel Abellar Manuel was chosen to be the 34th Student Regent of the UP Board of Regents by the student leaders of the different constituent universities during the 42nd General Assembly of the of student councils held on July 17, 2016 at the University of the Philippines Los Banos.
Manuel was nominated by the Student Council of UP Diliman where he is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics. He made history by being the first UP Visayas summa cum laude during its 2015th Commencement Exercises, garnering a general weighted average (GWA) of 1.099. He is known to be a staunch activist and a passionate student leader. He was chairman of the UP Visayas College of Arts Student Council and was also Chairperson of KASAMA sa UP – the biggest student alliance in the UP system.
Manuel was a consistent honor student who graduated as class valedictorian of UP High School in Iloilo in 2011 and class valedictorian of the Integrated School for Exceptional Children in Iloilo City in 2007.