A tribute to a great Zamboangueño - Archie F. Eustaquio, III PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

“Life is like a series of challenges. As one challenge is met successfully, another appears in the horizon.”  - Archie F. Eustaquio, III

On his 65th birthday today, Universidad de Zamboanga (UZ) will commemorate the late UZ President Dr. Arturo “Archie” F. Eustaquio, III through the unveiling of his statue, 4:00PM, at the Summit Center, UZ Main Campus in Tetuan, Zamboanga City. The statue was sculpted by Tito Sanchez, a well- known Filipino sculptor who was commissioned by the Ayala’s of Eden Park in Davao, the Marcoses of Ilocos Province, Illisurio’s of Baguio Country Club. Sanchez also did the GomBurZa Statue at the UP Diliman Chapel.

Zamboanga City Mayor Maria. Isabelle Climaco will be the guest of honor who was personally invited by the Eustaquio Family. She will unveil the statue together with UZ President Atty. Linda Eustaquio-Lim and the children of Archie. This milestone will be attended by closest relatives, friends, colleagues, UZ employees and alumni of the late president.

UZ through the University Communications Office will also release the Archie Book, a commemorative publication on the journey of the late president as a son, family man, and an icon in business and education. The book author is Michael Vincent Caceres with Dianna Jean C. Cruz and Cheizer S. Yniego as Creative Editors.

Professor Norma C. Conti, a close friend of Archie was commissioned to have an orchestra play his favorite songs all throughout the evening while guests will be served with a delightful sumptuous dinner courtesy of the Hacienda de Palmeras.

This special unveiling affair will pay tribute to a great Zamboangueño who lived a glorious life as a servant to the community.

Proverbs 22:29 “Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”

Pictures : (collate) Today will be the unveiling of the statue of the late UZ President and a great Zamboagueño Dr. Arturo “Archie” F. Eustaquio, III

By: Dante Corteza