Dr. Ma. Larissa Lelu Contreras Pesimo-Gata (1974-2022)

It is with deepest sorrow and a heavy heart that we announce the untimely passing of our dear colleague, Dr. Ma. Larissa Lelu Contreras Pesimo-Gata on 22 October 2022.

Our deepest condolences are with Ma’am Dap’s family and all who had the pleasure of working with her and knowing her.

A life so beautifully lived, a smile no one can forget, the candidness that jolts, pricks, yet settles matters straight, and the bubbly talks that wipe away any moment of dullness, all these we cherish. You will be deeply remembered. May you rest in peace, Ma’am Dap.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, 11-12
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot…
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live.

Source: UPLB Department of Social Forestry and Forest Governance