Dr. Carmencita “Meng” Matias- Abaquin (1940-2021)

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The UP College of Nursing mourns the passing of its former faculty and College Secretary, Dr. Carmencita “Meng” Matias- Abaquin. She is remembered by her students as gentle yet very sharp during lectures and clinicals. A friend and colleague says this of her, “Meng will always be the epitome of a woman with grace and dignity”.

She is a highly respected nursing leader having chaired the Professional Regulatory Board of Nursing (BON). During her tenure as BON Chair, she oversaw several reforms and more importantly, the promulgation of the National Nursing Core Competencies Standards.

Even after her stint in the Board of Nursing, she was still very active in supporting the College of Nursing having been the President of the UP College of Nursing Foundation Inc.

Maam Meng, you will always be in our hearts and your legacy will continue.

Source: UP College of Nursing FB page