Colleagues and loved ones bid Kim Adrian Infante a final farewell

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A Requiem Mass was held last Friday, 18 November 2022, to honor the life of Mr. Kim Adrian Infante, an instructor from the Department of Physical Education (DoPE), College of Arts and Sciences, who passed away last 12 November 2022, after suffering severe injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident in Trapiche, Oton.

The presiding priest was Rev. Fr. Carlo Noquiz. The Requiem Mass was organized by the faculty and staff from DoPE.

Chancellor Clement Camposano joined the mass together with CAS Dean Dr. Alice Joan Ferrer and Associate Dean Prof. Nilo Araneta. Students who knew Sir Kim, as he was commonly called by colleagues and students in the University, also joined the mass to honor his memory.

Eulogies followed the mass to celebrate the life that Sir Kim lived. Speeches were given by Mr. Carlos Gabriel Sola, Ms. Nica Molo, Mr. Fernando Tinaga, Ms. Carmelie Sumagpao, Prof. Teresita Portugalete, Ms. John Alfred Abalos, and Mr. Andrio Tagapan. Recorded messages from a colleague Ms. Cindy Monte and Sir Kim’s brother Christian were also played. Ms. Janelle Nieves, Sir Kim’s girlfriend, also spoke about what he was like as a partner.

Dean Ferrer gave a message of encouragement, while DoPE Head Prof. Brenda Lynn Arroyo expressed her deepest gratitude to everyone who helped Infante and his family through this difficult time.

To express their love and appreciation, the faculty members from DoPE sang “Salamat” for Sir Kim. Afterward, the teachers and students gathered at the field to release white balloons.

Today, 20 November 2022, Infante was laid in his final resting place in Guimaras, his home province. The faculty members of DoPE were joined by Chancellor Camposano, Dean Ferrer, and Prof. Araneta.

During his last hours, Sir Kim’s mother never left his side while he was treated at Western Visayas Medical Center. His colleagues from DoPE gathered outside the hospital with hopeful prayers that he would survive his accident. Even in grief, the faculty and staff of DoPE stood united and strong to give the Infante family the support they needed.

Rest in peace, Sir Kim! (UPV IPO)

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