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Andrea Aimee Abello, Summa Cum Laude
Commencement Exercises 2016

Helena Z Benitez, educator, feminist, diplomat
Helena Z Benitez

(from Philippine Daily Inquirer, editorial section - August 10th, 2016)

It is difficult to believe that Tita Helen is no longer with us. Somehow, we always felt Tita Helen would always be around, ready to give a piece of timely advice, or advance an opinion one did not ordinarily think of, or share a point of view that was novel and still untested.


Dr. Francisco B. Benitez became the university’s ninth president in 2011 having returned to the Philippines from teaching at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the fourth generation of the Benitez family to serve PWU and continues the family’s commitment to transformative and holistic education in the service of the nation.