PAALAM Dr. Gelia Tagumpay-Castillo, National Scientist (Rural Sociology)

PAALAM Dr. Gelia Tagumpay-Castillo, National Scientist (Rural Sociology)

Few hours ago, the family, friends, and colleagues of our dear Dr. Gelia Tagumpay-Castillo gathered to pay last respects at the Arlington Memorial Chapels and Crematory, Araneta Avenue, Quezon City. The ritual was simple and heart-warming. While there was an air of sadness, a deep sense of completeness was felt – for a life meaningfully-woven by motherly and scholarly works of “Gelia” – our national scientist in the rare but salient field of rural sociology.

Filipino sociologists across generations attended funeral mass and spent time recalling fascinating moments with Gelia. It was like a reunion of Philippine Sociological Society’s (PSS) board from its early years to the present. Present were Dr. Mercedes B. Concepcion, national scientist, Dr. Sylvia H. Guerrero, Dr. Clarence M. Batan, Dr. Clemen C. Aquino, Prof. Stella P. Go, Dr. Maruja M.B. Asis, Dr. Mary Racelis, and Prof. Nina Castillo-Carandang, daughter of Dr. Castillo (left to right).



To celebrate the life and works of Dr. Gelia T. Castillo, a plenary session in her honor will be convened during the Philippine Sociological Society 2017 National Conference at UP-Cebu on October 5-7, 2017.

August 8, 2017, Tuesday
Dr. Castillo’s ashes will be brought to the Diocesan Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (inside University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) campus) for a wake in the afternoon.
August 9, 2017, Wednesday
Scheduled Necrological Services at UPLB
10:00 AM |Offered by University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
5:30 PM | Offered by IRRI
August 10, 2017, Thursday
Scheduled Necrological Services at UPLB
10:00 AM | Offered by Philrice
5:00 PM | Offered by CARD
August 12, 2017, Saturday
(As per official advice from Malacañang, the funeral will be on Saturday instead of Friday. No funeral allowed on MWF.)
6:00 AM | Ashes will be transported to Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
8:30 AM | Mass in DOST
10:00 AM | National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Necrological Service at DOST Main lobby
12:00 NN | Inurnment in Libingan ng mga Bayani
In lieu of flowers & as may be deemed fit by mourners — a donation to the Philippine Sociological Society (PSS) in Dr. Gelia Castillo’s honor is appreciated.
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Loyola Branch
Account name: Philippine Sociological Society
Current Account number: 3081-0840-32
For more information on PSS bank details, please contact Faye Gutierrez
@ 0917-621-7584 (Globe) or 0933-364-0836 (Sun).

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