Comfort in memories: Kuya Domeng, 74

Policarpio. Image from the UPD College of Arts and Letters Department of European Languages Facebook page

Former UP College of Arts and Letters Department of European Languages (DEL) administrative assistant Dominador C. Policarpio passed away on Aug. 29. He was 74.

Mang Domeng, or Kuya Domeng, is fondly remembered as a quiet, friendly, and helpful staff at DEL. Former UP Diliman (UPD) students may remember him assisting students back in days when enlistment for general education (GE) subjects was at the Palma Hall lobby.

Kuya Domeng first started working in UPD as front office cashier at the Asian Institute of Tourism on June 21, 1989. He later transferred to DEL in 1993. His first appointment at the Department was Clerk III. He was later promoted to administrative assistant IV, a position he held until he retired on March 31, 2012.

Kuya Domeng was born on March 30, 1947 in Daet, Camarines Norte. He has three sisters, Amparo P. Sacro, Carmen P. Hernandez, and Virginia P. Ilao.

According to his sister Carmen, Kuya Domeng was a generous and kind soul.

“Even in his younger days, he was always the one to hold the fort for his siblings. A leader, provider, protector, we will miss his wise words of advice, his encouragements whenever life proves to be difficult,” she told the UPD Information Office.

She added that her family is saddened that restrictions brought by the pandemic limited them from physically attending his wake to say their last goodbye. She, however, took comfort in the good memories they have as a family.

“We will always cherish the memories of him coming home, having long conversations over the fresh vegetable salad he would always bring… we take comfort in memories. We are thankful to God for giving him to us as our brother. He brought us happiness, and that will always resonate in all our lives. He may be gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. He will always be remembered with love and gratefulness,” Carmen said.

Kuya Domeng is survived by his three sisters and their families.

Posted: October 15, 2021 16:41