Well, Hubby is an alumni of this school – Colegio de San Juan de Letran. One Saturday we were at the area so we decided to drop by and took some photos of this school.
Here’s what I got from the Letran’s website…
Colegio de San Juan de Letran emerged from the fusion of two similar institutions both located in Intramuros.
The first was founded in 1620 by Don Juan Geronimo Guerrero, a retired Spanish Officer, who transformed his hermitage home into an orphanage called the Colegio de Niños Huerfanos de San Juan de Letran. Its purpose was to educate and mold orphans into good Christian citizens.
At about the same time, another institution by the name of Colegio de Huerfanos de San Pedro y San Pablo was established by the Dominican brother Diego de Santa Maria at the Convent of Santo Domingo.
The founders of these two institutions with identical origin and purpose did not only share a common concern for the children of Intramuros but they were also linked by strong bonds of friendship. It was not surprising therefore that their institutions were merged into one even in their lifetime in 1630 and became known simply as the Colegio de San Juan de Letran.
For more info, visit Letran’s website.
Colegio de San Juan de Letran
151 Muralla St. Intramuros, Manila
Tel No: 527-7693 to 97