Artlets history, Asian Studies professor Carlito Dalangin, 72


ASSOC. PROF. Carlito Dalangin, who taught history courses and became head of the Asian Studies program at the Faculty of Arts and Letters, died on Oct. 24. He was 72 years old.

Dalangin succumbed to chronic kidney disease and other underlying illnesses, according to his family.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree in science education at Western Philippine Colleges in Batangas in 1973 and finished his master’s degree in history at the University in 2003.

Before teaching in UST, he taught Christian Living Education at St. Joseph Academy in Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro from 1970 to 1971.

Dalangin taught in Artlets beginning 1976 and retired in May 2012. He also taught history to secondary students at Meycauayan College in Meycauayan, Bulacan.  

“His students remember him as someone who taught them to appreciate history. He taught [students]  as if they were watching history unfold before them,” his daughter, Mary Ann Carolyn Dalangin told the Varsitarian.

“He was very compassionate, he was looked upon by students as a father figure and that is what made [his students] respect him,” she said.

Che Artuz, a former student of Dalangin, described him as a “mentor and inspiration” to his students.

“With all the stories of the past, he was able to share with us the lesson that we could and should influence the present, and then eventually change the future,” she added.

Travis Mark Pallera Santiago, also a former student of Dalangin, said: “I truly admired his intelligence, humility, and compassion towards us …  he treated us [with] compassion … I will surely miss him forever and I am very thankful for his teachings and guidance to us.”

Lawyer and Artlets professor Danielito Jimenez, Dalangin’s friend and colleague, told the Varsitarian: “While he was one of the senior faculty members then, he was unassuming and supportive of his colleagues even with new faculty members like me[.] We would talk about almost anything. Back then, we were in one big faculty room and he would regularly check on us as well.”

His remains were cremated at Serene Gardens Crematorium in Sta. Maria, Bulacan last Oct. 28.


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