Message of President Jose V. Abueva

at the
Kalayaan College Welcome Assembly and Recognition Program

Dear KC Students and Parents, KC Faculty and Staff:

Let me share with you my every morning prayer:

“Almighty God and Father, through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit: Thank you for this day which I offer you that I may be an instrument of your love, peace, justice, and joy.

I pray for our spirituality by following you: the Way, the Truth, the Resurrection, and the Life.

Loving you with all my heart and soul, with all my mind and strength, and my neighbor as myself.

Thank you Lord for your mercy and forgiveness. And I entrust Kalayaan College and all my advocacies to your loving grace, that through them I may fulfill your will. Amen.”

My assignment is to conclude with thanks to all of you for your respective participation in our Welcome Assembly and Recognition Program.

I have gladly signed the Recognition Certificates of all our Honor Students who have benefitted from their ardent learning efforts, the loving care of their parents, the dedication of their teachers, and the able assistance of our KC staff.

In closing, we gladly honor and welcome Dr. Oliva Z. Domingo as our new Vice-President  for Academic Affairs. She is a co-founder of Kalayaan College in the year 2000 and has served on our Board of Directors since then, like Vice-President of Student and Alumni Affairs, Dr. Virginia S. Carino.

Dr. Domingo  is a recognized scholar and recently retired faculty member of the National College of Public Administration and Governance in U.P. Diliman. In my place Dr. Domingo now heads our KC program on Public Administration that also serves as a basis for pursuing the study of law.

Finally, let me refresh our minds with our KC Vision and Mission.

Our Vision

To be a leading center of learning, educating our share of tomorrow’s professionals and leaders who are committed to the ideal of building a just and humane society, fulfilling the material and spiritual needs of our nation, and contributing to global peace and human development.


Our Mission

To nurture in our students the needed values, knowledge, skills and commitments in a caring community of learners enjoying academic freedom and in touch with the larger community and the world.

Let us all be ever mindful of our common vision and mission as an institution of higher learning!

The Neglect of our Constitutional Vision and Mission as a Nation. I stress the importance of our KC Vision and Mission, because, unfortunately, many of our political leaders neglect our constitutional vision as a nation, namely: “to build a just and humane society…and a government under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality and peace.”

Their neglect has perpetuated our social, economic, political, and environmental underdevelopment.