Jose V. Abueva (1928-2021)

The NCPAG community extends its deepest condolences to the family of Professor Jose V. Abueva who passed away on 18 August 2021. He was 93.

Abueva or JVA to his NCPAG family was Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Public Administration. He led an illustrious academic career specializing on democracy and governance, political science, politics and administration, and decentralization and federalism. 

In addition to research and instruction, he also served the University in various capacities as an administrator. He served as President of the University of the Philippines System from 1987 to 1993, Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Diliman from 1990 to 1991, and Assistant Dean of the NCPAG when it was still known as the Institute of Public Administration. 

JVA was also active internationally as an educator. He was visiting professor at Yale University and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) and guest lecturer at the University of Michigan, the University of Hawaii, the University of Oregon, Cornell University, Duke University, Tufts University, Sophia University in Tokyo, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Waseda University, the City University of New York, Columbia University, University of California, Berkeley and Northern Illinois University among others. After his retirement in UP, he founded and served as president of Kalayaan College.  

Outside academia, Abueva was a celebrated statesman. He was the Secretary of the Philippine Constitutional Convention of 1971; chairman of the Legislative-Executive Military Bases Council from 1989 to 1990; and chairperson of the Consultative Constitutional Commission during the presidency of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2005.  

NCPAG mourns the passing of JVA and honors his legacy of service to the nation and the University. 

Paalam at Salamat, JVA!