Prof. Daisy B. Atienza, former faculty member of the UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations (SoLAIR), passed away on Jan. 9. She was 86.
“Atienza was a pioneer faculty member and proponent of the ladderized Diploma / Master of Industrial Relations (DipIR/MIR) Program in the critical and challenging transition of the Asian Labor Education Center (ALEC) in the early 1980s into UP SoLAIR,” posted SoLAIR in its FB page.
Atienza first joined the UP ALEC as a college librarian, and later as a training specialist. She was credited for “working closely with the late Dean Manuel A. Dia, and College Secretary Augusto P. Mercado, and later the late Dean Jose C. Gatchalian She was instrumental in preparing the proposal and in defending the curriculum of the Industrial Relations academic program when these were presented at the then University Council, and for the approval of the necessary budget and faculty items with top UP officials, including UP Presidents Emanuel Soriano and the late Edgardo J. Angara.”