Melito S. Salazar, Jr. (August 04, 1949– February 16, 2019)

Melito S. Salazar, Jr., columnist and Vice President of the Manila Bulletin and an alumnus of the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, succumbed to cancer at the age of 69. He had served in UP as a Director of the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries, and Associate Professor of the UP College of Business Administration.  The UP community extends its sincere condolences to his family and loved ones.

Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. (October 12, 1958 – February 23, 2019)

Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr., Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor and Chairman; and a University of the Philippines Diliman alumnus, peacefully passed away at the age of 60 years old after battling tongue cancer for more than a year. The whole U.P. and BSP community are deeply saddened with the loss of a great man, who had devoted his life in service of the Filipino people.

Rev. Dr. Federico I. Agnir (1939-2018)

The Rev. Dr. Federico (Fred or Eddie) Agnir, a longtime prominent resident of Greenfield, Massachusetts and Wesley Chapel, Florida, passed away on July 9 in his Wesley Chapel home, after an 8-month battle with pancreatic cancer.  

Alice G. Guillermo writes 30

Dr. Alice G. Guillermo, professor emerita and former chair of the UP College of Arts and Letters Department of Arts Studies (DAS), passed away on Jul. 29 after a long illness. She was 80.