The University of the Philippines regrets to announce the passing of Atty. Hermegildo C. Dumlao on 27 May 2018.
Atty. Dumlao served as Assistant to the UP President during the terms of President Salvador P. Lopez and President Onofre D. Corpuz spanning eight years of service from 1971 to 1979. He finished his Bachelor of Laws at the UP College of Law in 1965 and was a member of the University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and the UP Vanguard since 1958. In 1960, he was the Lord Chancellor of the Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity. He also served as the Director of the University Student Union and as Manager of the Rockefeller Foundation-UP Faculty Development Program. Atty. Dumlao also taught at the UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations. In 2015, he was sworn in as a member of the Board of Directors of the UP Alumni Association under UPAA President Ramon Maronilla, Sr.
Outside the University, Atty. Dumlao was Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports from 1979 to 1986. He held teaching posts at the Manuel L. Quezon University, the Technological University of the Philippines, and the Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology. At one time, he chaired the Board of Visitors of the Philippine Constabulary-Integrated National Police Training Command.
His work in recent years focused on his expertise as a lawyer, educator, and development administrator. He served as vice president for Luzon of the Philippine Constitution Association. With the rank of Undersecretary, he was the Executive Director of the North Luzon Growth Quadrangle Area covering the Ilocos Region, the Cagayan Region, and the Cordillera Administrative Region. He also volunteered as an arbitrator of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board under the Department of Labor.
Written by J. Mikhail Solitario, UP MPRO