Dr. Leddy V. Cariño (holding boquet), and NCPAG friends, family and other guests. (L-R)
Ms. Au Villavicencio, Dr. Nestor N. Pilar, Dr. Jose V. Abueva, Dr. Ben Cariño, Dr. Oscar
Alfonso, Ms. Nievie Rosete, Dr. Emil Q. Javier, Dr. Olive Caoili, Dean Alex B. Brillantes Jr.
and Dr. Oscar Ferrer.
The National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) held a Parangal program in honor of Dr. Ledivina Cariño on April 20, 2007, two days before Cariño officially retired, at the newly-constructed NCPAG Assembly Hall.
Cariño, or “Ledy” as she is fondly called by people in the University, holds the title of a University Professor. Prior to her retirement, she held various key positions both in the NCPAG and the University. She served as Dean of the NCPAG from 1982-84 and from 1998-2001. In 1994, she was appointed Vice President for Public Affairs by UP President Emil Javier. Cariño also played a vital role in institutionalizing the Ugnayan ng Pahinungod, where she served as System Director. Outside the University and the country, Cariño is also known as a scholar and development advocate, having authored numerous researches and publications on development, the voluntary sector, governance and other areas of concern.
Present at the event were members of Cariño’s family, friends and colleagues such as former UP Presidents Jose Abueva and Emil Javier, Regent Oscar Alfonso, Chancellor Sergio Cao, and former School of Urban and Regional Planning dean Benjamin Cariño. Also present were faculty and staff from the University Cariño has worked with. The event culminated in the unveiling of an exhibit at the NCPAG lobby honoring Cariño contributions and legacy to the University.