It is with our deepest sorrow to share the news that former Chancellor Dr. Manuel B. Agulto passed away today, 18 December 2023.
Dr. Agulto served as Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Manila from 2011-2014.
A distinguished ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, Dr. Agulto initiated programs and activities as an institutional response to prevent and control eye diseases, specifically those prevalent in the Philippines.
As Chancellor of UP Manila, he advocated for community-oriented academic education and research; strengthened research infrastructure for translation; implemented enterprise resource programs; and professionalized and streamlined university operations.
Dr. Agulto will be remembered as one of the country’s pillars in eye health, especially glaucoma. We pay tribute to the life he devoted to patient care, teaching, research, and service.
The University of the Philippines Manila community extends our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
May they be blessed with courage to bear the grief of the passing of someone beloved.
Source: University of the Philippines Manila Facebook