On December 5, 1988, the Manila City Government officially renamed Gastambide Street, the street bordering the back of the University of the East’s Manila Campus, into Francisco T. Dalupan Street. The street was renamed to honor UE Founder and First President Dr. Francisco T. Dalupan Sr., who had passed away in November 1987.
A simple but solemn ceremony was held along the renamed thoroughfare. Present were then Manila Vice Mayor Danny Lacuna; then Manila District IV Councilor Roberto Nieto; Mrs. Carmencita Legaspi Dalupan, the widow of Dr. Dalupan; and then UE President Isidro D. Cariño. Monsignor Alfredo Rodriguez, representing then Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin, officiated the Holy Mass and the blessing of the makeshift marker bearing the name “F. T. Dalupan Sr. Street.”
With its several food stalls and eateries, dormitories, school supply shops, and such, Dalupan Street has become a part of every UE student’s story pre-pandemic. It is a place where students would gather after classes to swap stories or simply hang out. It is an area where they can share a meal with each other or let off steam. To many Warrior learners, the address provides them with a temporary residence while being away from their homes.
Eleven more UE milestones are up ahead in the run-up to the University’s 75th Foundation Anniversary in September 2021…
…and we thank you for being part of us, dear Warrior members of the UE community!