Tuesday, October 5, 2010

U.P. Regent and Retired Associate Justice Abraham F. Sarmiento, Sr.'s body to arrive in Manila on October 7, 2010

Regent Abraham Sarmiento, with UP Press
Director Maria Luisa Camagay in 2009 when his
book “Journey of a Retired Supreme Court Justice”
(U.P. Press, 2009) was released to the
public (photo source: http://tinyurl.com/29scosa)

The body of the late University of the Philippines (U.P.) Regent and retired Associate Justice Abraham F. Sarmiento, Sr. who passed away on October 3 in Prague, Czech Republic, will be arriving in the Philippines on October 7, 2010.

He will first be brought to Arlington Memorial Chapels on # 12 Gregorio Araneta Avenue, Quezon City (Telephone: 713-1111). Subsequently, Regent Sarmiento will then be brought to his residence on # 22 Sunrise Hill, Rolling Hills Subdivision, New Manila, Q.C. where he will lie in state starting October 8, 2010.

A text announcement from Alpha Phi Beta fraternity, of which Regent Sarmiento was Lord Chancellor Emeritus, said a necrological service will be held in his honour on October 9 at his residence at 10:00 a.m. The requested attire is Barong Filipino.

Regent Sarmiento’s interment is scheduled on October 12 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrine, Broadway Avenue, New Manila, Q.C. (Telephone: 727-0814).

The Secretary of the University, Dr. Lourdes E. Abadingo, has issued a memorandum dated October 4 regarding the passing of Regent Abraham F. Sarmiento (http://www.upd.edu.ph/):

"The President has ordered that the Philippine Flag and the U.P. Flag in all Constituent Universities be flown at half mast starting today until Regent Sarmiento’s interment. This is to honor the man who served his Alma Mater so well.”

Details of Regent Sarmiento’s life and passing may be accessed from the October 4, 2010 edition of the Diliman Diary at: http://diliman-diary.blogspot.com/2010/10/up-regent-and-retired-associate-justice.html

Additional details may also be obtained from the Philippine STAR at: http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=617925&publicationSubCategoryId=200

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