The Lyceum of the Philippines University(LPU) board of trustees through its Chairman, Mrs. Lorna Perez Laurel, has declared September 27, 2010 and every year thereafter as a special non-working holiday. The declaration was made to commemorate the birth anniversary of its founder, Dr. Sotero H. Laurel.
Sotero Cosme H. Laurel II (September 27, 1918 – September 16, 2009), LPU founder, was a Filipino politician, educator and served as a Senator from 1986 until 1992. Teroy, his nickname, was President pro tempore of the Senate from 1990 until 1991. He is the son of former President of the Philippines José P. Laurel and the older brother of former Vice President Salvador Laurel.