MICHELLE Angela Isip, a UST College of Education faculty member, died on Feb. 29 in a Las Piñas fire that razed her house. She was 46. 

The college announced her death in a Facebook post.

A fire broke out on Thursday at 2:38 a.m. at Michelle’s house in Talon Dos, Las Piñas. The fire reached the first alarm and was declared out at 4:36 a.m. 

Four members of the Isip family died, including Michelle, while two others were injured, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Las Piñas.

BFP authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire. 

Michelle entered UST as an instructor at the Department of Secondary Education in Term 2 of the current academic year. 

Before her stint at the University, she served as principal at Santa Isabel College of Manila and a faculty member at San Beda Alabang College and De La Salle University.

One of Michelle’s students at UST, David Bobier, said the late instructor was “welcoming” and “humble” despite her extensive teaching experience. 

“She never raised a brow on us, [never] showed everybody what she had accomplished. But she showed her competence by doing her job as a professor excellently,” Bobier said. 

“She didn’t need to be a flashy person to please everyone, but she captured everyone’s hearts with her expressive personality,” he added.

Michelle’s wake was held at Camella Homes 1 and 2 Sto. Nino Chapel in Talon Dos, Las Piñas from March 1 to 3.

Her remains will be inurned on March 5. 


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