Lubao Institute

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Lubao Institute
Private School
Founded February 1929

Lubao Institute or LI is located in San Nicolas 1st, Lubao, Pampanga. Established in February 1929, it is the first and oldest private school in Lubao.


Founded in February 1929 by the late Engr. Justo S. Arastia, Dr. Faustino F. Turla, Dr. Jose Punsalang, Mr. Benigno R. Fajardo, Ms. Germogena Vitug and Mr. Nicasio Vitug, offered in 1929-1930 the 1st 2 classes of 1st and 2nd years at the Ibarra residence in Bo. San Nicolas 1st. Erected semi-permanently at the Cosiongco-Si lot from June 1930 to December 1941.

Stripped of its building by the colonizer-preachers of the Asian co-prosperity sphere[clarification needed] and World War II looters from 1942 to 1944, sought refuge at the St. Augustine Parish Convent from 1945 to 1950.

Relocated at its permanent site in 1950 through the efforts of the late Mr. Jeremias A. Garcia, expanded through the initiative and dedication of Mrs. Maria T. Garcia and the present administration.

Notable alumni[edit]

Arwind Santos played for Lubao Institute during his high school career.
  • Arwind Santos, basketball player[1]
  • Jaime de la Rosa, actor
  • Ian Sangalang, is a Filipino professional basketball player currently playing for the Star Hotshots of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He was drafted 2nd overall by the Mixers in the 2013 PBA draft.
  • Amelita G. Tolentino, is an Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals.

  • John Dexter Maiquez, -Dexter Maiquez is the Stags’ primary backup power forward. He made the most of the little time he gets as Calvin Abueva’s alternate, hauling down 4.1 rebounds in 13 minutes last season. The fourth-year veteran is again entrusted to do the dirty work down low for the Stags this year.


  1. ^ COMPLETE 2013 PBA DRAFT RESULTS Philippine Basketball Association