Dr. Violeta S. Ignacio, 73

The UPDEPP community of faculty members, administrative staff members, students, and alumni mourn the loss of beloved colleague and history professor, Dr. Violeta S. Ignacio.

One of the pillars of UP in Pampanga, Dr. Ignacio began her service in 1976 at the then UP College in Clark Air Base, serving in various committees and teaching Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas (Kas 1), Ang Asya at ang Daigdig (Kas 2), and The Life & Works of Rizal (PI 100) throughout her four decades with the University. A tireless scholar, Dr. Ignacio was the recipient of numerous research and travel grants and scholarships, including the Fulbright Senior Research Scholar Award (2001-2002), the Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Grant for Doctoral Enrichment (1981-1982), and the Institute of International Education Cultural Enrichment Award, New York (1982). Her work was published in a long list of local and international peer-reviewed journals, and she was a sought-after speaker at countless conferences all over the world.

“Ma’am Violy” is fondly remembered by her colleagues as a brilliant yet down-to-earth academic who graced the halls of UPDEPP with her warm and kind presence. Of his former professor, Vladimir Guevarra writes, “She spoke softly and her manners were very demure and conservative, but her knowledge of Philippine history was profound, and her anti-imperialist and pro-working class stance was sharp and sincere.”

The UPDEPP community thanks you, Dr. Ignacio, for your service and your friendship.

Dr. Ignacio’s remains lie in state at Floresco, St. John Chapel (Gen. Luna St., Malabon) until Sunday, 25 October. Her ashes will be burried at the Eternal Gardens in Caloocan.

Source: UP Clark FB Page