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The Gawad Kalinga Foundation founder and the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Community Leadership Antonio Meloto is the 46th Commencement Exercises (6th Midyear Graduation Speaker).

The ceremonies will be held on January 21, 2016 at the MSU-IIT Gymnasium.

Meloto hails from Bacolod City. He attended the De Anza High School in Richmond, California as an American Field Service Scholar. He later qualified as a full scholar at the Ateneo de Manila University finishing with a degree in Economics in 1973. After graduation, his first job was as purchasing manager of Procter & Gamble Philippines.

Meloto’s other awards include the Ateneo de Manila University Ozanam Award in 2003; the Outstanding Filipino Awared (TOFIL) Award for Community Service in 2006, the Humanitarian Service Award of the Philippine Heritage Institute in 2009; the Nikkei Asia Prize for Regional Growth in 2011; and, the Social Entrepreneur of the World-World Entrepreneurship Forum in 2012.

Meloto addresses a total of 553 graduates of eight colleges and schools. Floraime O. Pantaleta an AB English major who is graduating at the top of this year’s Midyear graduation as magna cum laude leads the rest of 14 other honor graduates.

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