UP honors the memory of those who have succumbed to COVID-19 as “unknown heroes who fell during the night” in a music video of Fr. Manuel Francisco’s “Hindi Kita Malilimutan”, featuring the symbolic image of UP’s Oblation and an alumni roster whose lives were also taken by the virus.
UP’s internet television, TVUP, produced the video “In Memoriam: UP Video Tribute” with the song performed by the UP Villancico Vocal Ensemble as arranged by Eudenice Palaruan.
Twenty-two alumni were memorialized in the video, headed by those who died as active medical frontliners: Dr. Romeo Gregorio Macasaet, Dr. Marcelo Jaochico, Dr. Raul Jara, Dr. Francisco Avelino Lukban, Dr. Salvacion Rodriguez Gatchalian, Arch. Raul Della Eslao RN, Dr. Leandro Resurreccion III, Dr. Dennis Ramon Tudtud, Dr. Ephraim Neal Orteza, Faye Marie Palafox RN, and Dr. Eduardo Vidal.
The alumni from various other fields were Nida Cortes Paqueo, Dr. Aileen San Pablo Baviera, Dr. Alan Ortiz, Gen. Prudencio Regis Jr., Domingo Cobarrubias, Amb. Bernardita Catalla, Asec. Gladys Fua Rosales, Dr. Victor Rivera, Dr. Renato Velasco, Catherine Bello, and Sen. Heherson Alvarez.
UP alumni and UP Alumni Association chapters worldwide are invited to watch “In Memoriam: UP Video Tribute”, and to honor the UP alumni heroes who have fallen during the night.