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Dr. Onofre D. Corpuz, ex-UP head, National Scientist; 86

/ 04:33 AM March 26, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—Dr. Onofre D. Corpuz, the 13th president of the University of the Philippines, died on March 23 at the age of 86.

UP assistant vice president for alumni relations Dr. Wendell Capili said Corpuz suffered cardiac arrest at 9:15 p.m. at the National Kidney Transplant Institute.


An academic, economist and historian, Corpuz served as president of the state university from 1975 to 1979. Before that, he was education secretary from 1968 to 1971 and was education minister as well.

He was named a National Scientist in 2004 and was a professor emeritus at the UP School of Economics at the time of his death.


Corpuz’s cremated remains are at the Our Lady of Consolacion Chapel, Mira Nila Homes, Tandang Sora, Quezon City.

UP vice president for public affairs Dr. Prospero de Vera said the university will hold a necrological service on April 1 at the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice after the 6 p.m. Mass.

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