Former Civil Law dean Augusto Aligada Jr., 92

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(Photo Courtesy of the Civil Law Student Council)

FORMER dean Augusto Aligada Jr. of the Faculty of Civil Law died last May 20 after a bout with pneumonia. He was 92.

Aligada was one of the longest-serving professors of the University. He first taught at the College of Commerce in 1964 while serving as secretary of the Adamson University College of Law.

He was appointed UST Civil Law Department chairman in 1989 and became a Bar reviewer in 1986.

“We lost an outstanding educator, brilliant lawyer, amazing person, loyal friend and the embodiment of a true Thomasian, but gained an ally in heaven,” Civil Law Dean Nilo Divina told the Varsitarian in a text message.

Aligada spent his secondary education in Colegio de San Juan de Letran, before finishing it in the University in 1947.

He then took up associate in arts, a two-year pre-law course, at the old College of Liberal Arts in UST. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law in 1953.

Aligada received The Outstanding Thomasian Alumni Award in 2009.

Tributes from former students and colleagues poured in social media.

“Dean Augusto Aligada Jr. was the most feared and most loved of all professors in UST Law. Everyone was scared of him inside the classroom but anywhere else, he had the kindest and [most gentle] heart,” Dwardsky Laxa, a former student of Aligada in Civil Law, said in his Facebook post.

“Having been under your guidance in most of my civil law journey, I only have the kindest words for you Dean. Maraming salamat po,” Asst. Prof. Danielito Jimenez, a former student of Aligada, said in his Facebook post.

Aligada’s remains were brought to UST on Tuesday, May 22 and were moved to the Mt. Carmel Church in Quezon City on the same day.

His remains will be at Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig City from May 23 to May 25.

Interment will be on May 26, Sunday, at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City.

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