October 12, 2021
Holy Angel University will hold a necrological service for its President, Dr. Luis Maria R. Calingo, on Oct. 15 starting with a Holy Mass at 9 o’clock in the morning.
Archbishop-Emeritus Most Rev. Paciano B. Aniceto, who is also the Vice Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees, will celebrate the Mass at the HAU Chapel of the Holy Guardian Angel. The Mass is the last of the nine consecutive Requiem Masses held at the said chapel, one of which will be celebrated by the Archbishop of San Fernando, Most Rev. Florentino Lavarias, who is an alumnus of the University.
Dr. Calingo passed away on Oct. 1, the eve of the feast of the University’s patron saint, the Holy Guardian Angels. His remains lie in state in Santa Cruz, Ca. until the funeral Mass also scheduled on Oct. 15 (Pacific Standard Time).
Dr. Calingo, as the ninth HAU President, steered the University through some of its most challenging periods, including the pandemic and the transition to K-12. He raised the University’s quality assurance levels to international standards and introduced innovative programs like Masters in Cybersecurity, Green MBA and Big History, and acquired citation, accreditation or certification from ISO, Character.Org, Cardinal Newman Society, ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA), Accreditation Commission on Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA), Philippine Quality Award (PQA), PAASCU, PACUCOA and the People Management Association of the Philippines which named HAU the Employer of the Year for Luzon.
Dr. Calingo raised employee morale by initiating catastrophic leaves and forgivable loans, preventing layoffs during the pandemic and transition to K-12, and cutting down period for CBA negotiations. His pro-student efforts defined the theme of his presidency as It’s all about students.”
The necrological service, which will feature live proceedings and recorded messages, will be livestreamed on HAU’s official Facebook and YouTube accounts.