IN MEMORIAM: Honoring DR. JOSE VELOSO ABUEVA, 16th U.P. President


This page contains two articles on Dr. Jose Veloso Abueva, 16th UP President.

A “house of peace” in UP: UP President Jose V. Abueva’s legacy

August 18, 2021 | Written by Celeste Ann Castillo Llaneta  (MPRO- UP System)
The story of the man that Dr. Jose Veloso Abueva would become—political scientist and public administration scholar, founder, and President of Kalayaan College, and Professor Emeritus and 16th President of the University of the Philippines—began with the story of a boy who survived an untold tragedy and went on to live his life advocating for peace. Read more...  

UP to hold necrological tribute to former UP President Jose V. Abueva

August 25, 2021 | Posted by UP Media and Public Relations Office
The University of the Philippines (UP) will hold a necrological tribute to its former President, Dr. Jose V. Abueva, tomorrow, August 26, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.

Members of the UP community who worked with Dr. Abueva over the years will be sharing their stories about Dr. Abueva. Speakers include UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, former UP President and Professor Emeritus of Political Science Francisco Nemenzo, Department of Education Secretary and Professor Emeritus of Public Administration Leonor M. Briones, Professor Emeritus of Economics and former NEDA Secretary-General Ernesto M. Pernia, University Professor Emeritus of English Dr. Gémino H. Abad, University of the East President and former Commission on Higher Education Chair Ester Albano Garcia, and former UP Regent Angelo Jimenez. After the speakers, the Abueva family will give their response.

Dr. Abueva, Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and Political Science, served as the 16th President of the University of the Philippines from 1987 to 1993 and concurrently as chancellor of UP Diliman from 1990 to 1991. He was a prolific author, political science, and public administration scholar who advocated for constitutional reform to establish a Federal-Parliamentary Democracy. He was also a peace activist who campaigned for a non-killing society.

Dr. Abueva passed away on August 18 at the age of 93.

Join the rest of the UP community in honoring UP President Abueva via Zoom. Please click the link to join:

Webinar ID: 890 4017 0782
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