Pharmacy professor Jovencio Apostol, 51

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PROFESSOR Jovencio Apostol of the Faculty of Pharmacy died on Sept. 10 at the age of 51.

Apostol was a multi-awarded researcher who received the National Research Council of the Philippines Achievement Award for Research in Pharmacy in 2017 and the Pharmacist of the Year Award in the field of Research by the Philippine Pharmacist Association.

He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy degree at UST in 2013.

Apostol began teaching in the University on Sept. 11, 1992.

His ashes were brought for a requiem Mass at the Santisimo Rosario Parish on Sept. 11.

Pharmacy Regent Rev. Fr. Pompeyo de Mesa, O.P., who presided over the Mass, said in his homily Apostol was known as “Bapa,” a Kapampangan word for “uncle,” as he was seen as a father figure in the faculty.

“He (Apostol) will be hugely missed by many, not just in the faculty, but around the world,” Pharmacy Department Chair Assoc. Prof. Mary Jho-Anne Corpuz said.

Pharmacy Dean Prof. Aleth Therese Dacanay remembered Apostol as a person whom anyone could seek advice from because of his wit and wisdom.

“What makes this even more painful to us whose lives Joven has touched, is the fact that we will always remember the good times, those happily spent working together,” Dacanay said.

Apostol’s ashes were brought to Good Shepherd Memorial Park San Fernando, Pampanga for a wake until Sept. 13.

Interment will be at Sta. Lucia Memorial Park, San Luis, Pampanga on Sept. 13.

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