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    Dr. Emmanuel Y. Angeles and his home city, Angeles, significantly share the same name, and it is perhaps his destiny that he has contributed much to his home province of Pampanga through his extensive work in the academe and government service. Although he is a lawyer by profession, Dr. Angeles has made education his vocation, shaping young Kampangan minds as second President, and later Chancellor of the Angeles University Foundation (AUF) and as Founding President of the Angeles University Medical Foundation (AUFMC). He has been Chairman of the Commission of Higher Education (CHED) since September 1, 2008, bringing with him 50 years of experience in the field.

    From March 13, 2001 to March 15, 2005, Dr. Angeles served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Clark Development Corporation. With him at the helm of CDC, he steered Clark into becoming a world- class aviation and economic hub in South East Asia. His outstanding accomplishments as well as his love for his hometown make him a perfect guide to his Clark, his SM.


    Dr. Angeles in front of the Commission of Higher Education (CHED), where he has been Chairman since 2008.

    “My ambition in life was to become a successful lawyer, but this outlook changed when I accepted the challenge to build Angeles University and dedicate my life to the service of the community.  Since that time, education has been my vocation, my advocacy.  I believe that the highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.”


    As President of CDC, Dr. Angeles helped steer Clark into becoming Asia’s gateway to the world with the DMIA as the centerpiece. Located at the heart of Central Luzon, the airport is at the site of the former US military base, making it a viable and convenient airport of choice for investors and travelers. Clark takes pride in its modern amenities conducive to business and tourism activities, complemented by a world-class airport and airline support industries.

    “My life has been one dream after another.  I started with my dream to become a pilot, which was not realized because I gave it up in favor of my Ima’s (his mother, Dr. Barbara Yap-Angeles, was founder and first president of AUF) dream for me to become a lawyer.  While that dream was not fulfilled, little did I know that aviation would be in my future through the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA).”


    Dr. Angeles at the Mimosa Golf and Country Club in Clark.  One can mix business, leisure, and fitness in any of the world-class golf courses at Clark Free Port Zone. 

    “One important activity we have emphasized to our children is physical fitness and sports. We remind them that a sound mind will develop in a sound body. We encourage them to join competitions where they can develop competitiveness, brotherhood, camaraderie, and sportsmanship. I myself like golfing, and am happy that we have world class golf courses in Clark.”


    SM City Clark has become a favorite destination for Kapampangans since it opened in 2006. It has also been a venue for community events in the province, frequently partnering with AUF and AUFMC in cultural presentations, community outreach, and environmental preservation programs.

    “I have always believed that SM could generate employment, infuse investment, and provide Kapampangans with a new shopping, leisure, and dining experience.  That’s why I have strongly supported the establishment of SM City Clark.”


    Bayanihan Park has become a community center complete with sports facilities, sprawling landscape, huge jogging lanes and the signature Salakot.  It has become a popular place for holding bazaars, religious ceremonies, sports competitions, mass demonstrations and other activities.  

    “I had this proposal for rebuilding and maintaining the Bayanihan Park, and I was happy that the Sy family helped me with its development.  It is so far the only park in Angeles City, making SM a partner in Pampanga’s community development.”


    At the AUF Medical Center with AUFMC Medical Director Dr. Ma. Lourdes G. Lagunilla.

    “The AUF Medical Center is a dream that almost remained a dream. Despite many oppositions, I persevered in building it because our people needed a health facility with modern equipment and professional expertise. Now celebrating 20 successful years of providing quality healthcare, it now serves as the base hospital of medical, nursing and allied medical students of AUF.

    My heart swells with pride because only last year, it was named by PHILHEALTH as the best private tertiary teaching, training and research hospital in Central Luzon. With the AUFMC around, patients need not look far to obtain quality and compassionate healthcare. Medical, nursing and allied medical students don’t have to go to Manila schools as well to earn hands-on learning experience which the AUFMC provides.”


    Dr. Angeles at takes time off from his busy schedule to shop at ACE Hardware at SM City Clark.

    “I like visiting SM City Clark every time there is an art exhibit, cultural show, or performance I would like to watch, especially if it is an activity by the Angeles University Foundation.  I also like shopping at ACE Hardware especially when I am in search of items needed by our house.”


    Dr. Angeles enjoys  grilled specialties at Gerry’s Grill at SM City Clark with wife Dr. Cornelia Lukban-Angeles, second son and incumbent AUF president Atty. Joseph Emmanuel Angeles, daughter-in-law Atty. Marianne Elizabeth B. Angeles, and grandsons Matthew Dominic and Theodore James.

    “As a traditional family practice, we devote Sunday exclusively for the family.  After Mass, we go out for lunch or dinner.  We like native food, especially seafood. Personal favorites include daing na bangus, crispy hito and ensaladang ampalaya”

    Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
    Member, Presidential Task Force for Education


    Chancellor, Angeles University Foundation
    May 25, 2005-August 30, 2008

    President, Angeles University Foundation
    March 19, 1976 – March 13, 2001

    President, AUF Medical Center
    February 23, 1990 – March 13, 2001

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Clark Development Corporation
    March 13, 2001 – March 15, 2005

    Director, North Luzon Railways Corporation (Northrail)
    April 24, 2002 – March 15, 2005

    President and CEO, Clark International Airport Corporation
    May 13, 2001 – June 2002

    Member, Preparatory Commission on Constitutional Reforms
    September, 1999

    Founding President and Founding Chairman of the Board
    Angeles University Foundation Medical Center

    Former President, Central Luzon Association for Higher Educational Institutions

    Former National President and Chairman of the Board of Governors
    Private Schools Athletic Association

    Former President and Board Member
    Association of Universities in Asia and the Pacific

    Former Honorary Consul
    State of Eritrea to the Philippines
    Since 1997

    Dr. Angeles is recipient of five honorary degrees and five honorary professorships from universities in Europe and the Asia Pacific region, among other distinctions conferred upon him.

    Outstanding Thomasian Alumnus Award in Education

    Ulirang Ama Award for Education

    Most Outstanding Kapampangan in Private Education

    Papal Award of the Noble Knighthood of the Pontifical Order of
    Saint Sylvestre

    Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Award in Education