R.I.P. Dr. Isabelo Suelo Alcordo, 3rd CMU President (1970-1982).
I take the liberty to pay an immediate tribute to Dr. Isabelo S. Alcordo, or Sir Beloy to his friends. He went to be with the Lord on January 17, 2016 past midnight in his home at Valencia City due to cardiac arrest. His remains lie at the family residence in P12, Valencia City (back of EduCare schoolhouse). The tentative date for his interment is on January 23 at the Pryce Gardens, Kiucab, Malaybalay City. The University will pay a tribute to Dr. Alcordo on Friday at 9:00 am, UCC.
Dr. Alcordo was a fellow UP alumnus and a fellow Fighting Illini. It was a privilege to have met someone who was willing to share his gained wisdom through the years. One may not have always agreed with him but you cannot help but appreciate someone who knew his philosophies in life, and who had worked tirelessly towards realizing his personal goals and for his community.
His last recent visits to the university was on January 8 and 11, where he had met with Dr. Soliven. They talked about his book “Prosperity.” Trained as an agriculturist and scientist, his final written piece was not a scientific and technical paper. It is a reflection book on what is most essential – our relationship with God and how we realize the purpose of our lives.
Thank you, Sir Beloy. You championed the University in so many ways. Your footprints are remembered on the pages of its colored history and your contribution to its development will always be treasured. Let it be known that your life is celebrated. Now, you are finally at home with your Maker and is reunited with your better half.
(Note: a full length article on Dr. Alcordo will be published in The Bulwark (the official magazine of CMU).
-Joy M. Jamago (01.18.2016)