Laurel family presents gift of appreciation to UP

| Written by Arlyn VCD Palisoc Romualdo

Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO


The family of former Philippine President Jose P. Laurel, through G.A. Yupangco & Co., Inc., donated a digital grand piano to the University in appreciation of the contribution of its scholars and experts to the making of the biographical film, Laurel.

The piano has been placed at the lobby of the Plaridel Hall of the UP Diliman College of Mass Communication (UP CMC). Faculty and staff from the different departments of UP CMC collaborated in the writing, production, and release of the film.

The former president’s only living child, Potenciana Laurel-Yupangco, spearheaded the donation. Her late husband, Graciano Araullo Yupangco, established G.A. Yupangco & Co., Inc., which is now headed by their son, Philip.