WESTCHESTER (CBSLA.com) — Philippines President Benigno Aquino will receive an honorary doctorate at Loyola Marymount University Wednesday in an invitation-only ceremony expected to be attended by Mayor Eric Garcetti and Rep. Judy Chu.

Aquino, who was elected in 2010 to a six-year term, is being honored in recognition of “his dedication to his country, his integrity and his embodiment of a Jesuit education,” according to Loyola Marymount University Communications and Media Director Celeste Durant. He will be given a Doctor of Humane Letter degree in a ceremony at noon Wednesday at the university’s Life Sciences Building Auditorium.

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The fourth-generation politician is the 15th president of the Republic of the Philippines and the only son of the late Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. and former President Corazon Aquino.

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Aquino is in California to attend a summit, along with President Barack Obama and the leaders of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations at Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage Monday and Tuesday.

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