Tribute to former UP President Jose V. Abueva

Celebrating the Life of former UP President Jose “Pepe” V. Abueva

The University of the Philippines (UP) will hold a necrological tribute to its former President, Dr. Jose V. Abueva

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.

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