Sr. Anastacia C. Perez, SSND (1936-2020)

Born in the Philippines, Sister Anastacia Baltazar entered the SSND novitiate in Mequon, Wisconsin, in 1968. She spent her first two decades of ministry in Guam, serving as a teacher at Notre Dame High School in Talofofo through 1988. From 1980 – 1983, she also ministered part-time with Provincial services as a Regional Councilor. Sister […]

Jesus Augusto “Chito” P. Francisco (1943-2019)

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our most esteemed colleague and friend, Chito. He left behind a legacy of sharing, such that, his widow, Mariel, and family, decided to make UPERDFI the beneficiary of gifts in lieu of flowers.

Karina Constantino-David, 73

MANILA, Philippines — Former Civil Service Commission (CSC) chair Karina Constantino-David died on Tuesday. She was 73. Her family confirmed her death in a statement released yesterday. No other details were provided. “Much of her life was spent serving the Filipino people in her work as professor, activist, community organizer and public servant. She was […]

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.