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Remembering Dr. Manuel Lo

There are countless ways of attaining greatness,
but any road to reaching one's maximum potential
must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual,
a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.

Today we remember Dr. Manuel Lo's 2nd death anniversary. He was one of the founders of Trinity Christian School long before the campus was still at San Sebastian Lacson Street.

Though a physician by profession, his heart was in the education ministry. Thus during his lifetime he indefatigably served as member of the Trinity Christian School Board of Trustees. For several times he also served as the board chairman.

He is remembered as a quiet and humble man, often seen visiting the school in his spare moments.He was a proactive person.When he saw a need, he right away adressed it. One time, he was seen picking trash in front of the school ground. Another time, during the Chinese presentation of the the 30th anniversary of the school, he was also seen picking trash along the way when all the maintenance staff were unavailable.

Blessed financially, he was one of the major benefactors of the institution. Through him, the Home Economics building was constructed.

As the years passed by, the school's population was growing, prompting the need for more classrooms. For a while the plan was lay on hold because of the escalating prices of construction materials.

Finally the school board went ahead and started the construction. Now standing before us is one solid edifice that houses the rest of the laboratories and classrooms. The East wing was named the "Dr. Manuel Lo Hall' in recognition of his humble contribution to the fruition of this building.

As we enjoy the use of these structures, let us not fail to thank the Lord for the life of Dr. Manuel Lo.