Ex-UP president Emanuel Soriano passes away at 87

BY Luisa K. Cabato

Courtesy of Rinna Soriano

Former University of the Philippines (UP) President Emanuel Valdez Soriano passed away on Saturday, April 22 at the age of 87.

This was confirmed by his daughter, Rinna, in a Facebook post.

“Bob just passed away…. somehow I knew when a bird sat on my side mirror before leaving…,” she said referring to his late father’s nickname.

“We will celebrate the eucharist for him today at 10 a.m., followed by his cremation at 11 a.m. Arlington Chapels. Please join us if you can. There will be a whole-day wake on Saturday, April 29. Venue to be confirmed. 6 p.m. mass at U.P. Chapel, Parish of the Holy Sacrifice. Inurnment will be on May 31, 2023 at Sta. Maria dela Strada Church, Bob’s 40th day back in our spiritual home and his wedding anniversary with Inay 62 years ago,” said Rinna in a separate post.

Soriano served as the 14th president of the premier state university from 1979 to 1981.

He finished his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Master in Industrial Management degrees at UP and later earned a doctorate in Business Administration at the Harvard Business School.

UP President Angelo A. Jimenez ordered all UP campuses to fly their Philippine and UP flags at half-mast until May 2.

Courtesy of UP

Source: https://mb.com.ph/2023/4/23/ex-up-president-emanuel-soriano-passes-away-at-87