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Madame Laureana San Pedro Rosales, founder of Capitol
University, is a woman with one thing and one thing only: a
dream that she dedicated her life to realizing.
Dr. Fe Rosales-Juarez, executive vice president and member
of the Board of Trustees of Capitol University, describes her mother
as an ordinary person, with strong and weak points like anyone
else – but above all, a woman who did not know the meaning of
the word defeat. She was, after all, a survivor of the Bataan
A bastion of humanistic education in the Philippines, Capitol
Univeristy – presently led by University President and director
Casimiro B. Juarez, Jr. – is the brilliant culmination of the dream
that sustained and inspired Madame Rosales through every
hardship and setback she faced in life.
Though the Japanese may have forgotten the past, the people of
the Philippines have not. They have not forgotten the Bataan
Death March, a horrific consequence of Japan’s nationalistic educational system.
Yes, one of my uncles escaped the Bataan Death march, and fought the remainder of the war as an insurgent until the U.S. returned to the Philippines.