Weeks ago, Dr. Agustin Sapida Lizardo suffered from massive stroke. He passed away after hours, leaving us weeping.

He was 48.

The dear cousin of mine was just starting as the new dean of the College of Teacher Education at the newly upgraded Mountain Province State University.

Fortunately, a cousin offered one of her buses for us to go home to Sagada to join our family as we grieve over the loss of one of the most loved Lizardo’s.