UPD remembers 2 profs

UP Diliman (UPD) remembers two of its esteemed professors: Fe Casillan-Garcia, PhD of the UPD College of Education (CEd) and Carmen Gloria Diaz de Ventanilla, PhD of the UPD Department of European Languages (DEL) who passed on Nov. 22 and Dec. 14, respectively.

Casillan-Garcia poster. Image from the UP College of Education Facebook page

The CEd fondly remembers their Dr. G as a well-loved professor, mentor, and colleague. In 2009, the UPD University Library received from her four copies of her book San Carlos City: A Celebration. In the article Retired UPD Professor Donates Book to University Library by former University Librarian Rod Tarlit that was published on 15 June 2009 on the U.P. Library Bulletin Online, Tarlit wrote that Casillan-Garcia’s book “portrays the significant, diverse, and artistic events in the past and present lives of the Pangasinenses of San Carlos City.”

Meanwhile, the DEL remembers Ventanilla as an esteemed mentor and colleague who devoted most of her life to teaching Spanish and Latin American literature to generations of Filipinos who studied at the department. “We will always remember her smile, her friendliness, and her steadfast faith,” the DEL posted on their Facebook page.

Ventanilla. Photo from Jose Wendell Capili’s Facebook account