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Letran marks quadricentennial with commemorative beep card



Colegio de San Juan de Letran is celebrating its 400th anniversary next year and as part of the celebrations, it will be releasing limited edition commemorative beep cards bearing the Letran 400 logo.

Specially designed for students, alumni and other beep card collectors, the Letran beep card will be sold at Letran Bookstore for P500 beginning 1 August. The sale of the special cards is in conjunction with the fundraising program for the school’s grand celebration in 2020.

“We are celebrating our 400 years in 2020. We thank beep cards for partnering with us.

One of the thrusts of our celebration is to give back, thus, we are targeting to have 400 scholars. This is one way of helping your beloved Letran celebrate its 400 years. Siempre arriba, Siempre Letran!” Jhennie Villar, co-chair of the Letran quadricentennial celebration, said.

Colegio de San Juan de Letran was founded in 1620 by Don Juan Geronimo Guerrero, a retired Spanish officer, and Diego Santa Maria, a Dominican brother. It has survived wars and calamities and remained true to its commitment to pursue knowledge and excellence, producing stalwarts in the fields of medicine, sports, media and entertainment, business and public service.

Letran kicked off its quadricentennial celebration in November 2016 and has since been celebrating it with special events, homecomings and tributes to alumni who have been part of weaving the school’s history. The celebrations are divided into phases: past, present, future and forever. These cover important parts of the school’s story, among which is the Conquistar Nuevas Glorias (Conquering New Glories) phase, where celebrations dwell on the future.

“Colegio de San Juan de Letran is ushering in a new era of positive developments and we at beep card are truly honored to be part of it. Students have always been among our biggest supporters and we believe that the special Letran beep card is a great way to showcase school pride,” Peter Maher, president and CEO of AF Payments Inc., said.

Letran’s main campus is located in Intramuros, Manila, accessible via LRT-1, LRT-2 and e-trikes, in which beep card is the main mode of payment. Those who will purchase the special edition Letran 400 beep cards will also enjoy the benefits that come with the planned expansion of establishments and tourist attractions within the Walled City. Beep is a tap-and-go payment card used in all three elevated railways and select buses, PUV, tollways and retail partners. It is reloadable and valid for four years.