Former Medicine dean Ramon Sin, brother of late Cardinal Sin, dies at 93

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FORMER Faculty of Medicine and Surgery dean Dr. Ramon Lachica Sin, younger brother of the late Cardinal Jaime Sin, passed away on Jan. 18 at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan. He was 93.

The younger Sin obtained his Doctor of Medicine from UST in 1955. 

He served as Medicine dean from 1992 to 1996 and became UST Rector Fr. Rolando de la Rosa, O.P.’s assistant for external affairs.

Sin also became the first director of the Office for Grants, Endowments, and Partnerships in Higher Education.

In a Facebook post, the University remembered the late dean for being “instrumental in forging partnerships between reputable benefactors and companies and UST” during his tenure.

Sin was among the UST alumni recognized during the 6th Distinguished Thomasian Alumni Awards in 2021. 

A funeral Mass for Sin was led by Medicine Regent Fr. Angel Aparicio, O.P. on Jan. 21.

In his Manila Bulletin column, De la Rosa remembered Sin’s dedication to work. 

“Dr. Sin was an excellent teacher, administrator, and physician. But he remained deeply human as manifested by his various eccentricities which all of us have learned to love,” he said.

“His vigorous affirmations regarding his celibate life would shame many of us priests who consider our being unmarried as a problem. Being celibate was a choice that he made,” de la Rosa said. 

Sin’s remains were flown to his hometown of New Washington, Aklan following the UST Mass. With reports from Allyssa Mae C. Cruz and Ammiel B. Maestrado

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