Roger is a friend since the 80s in our student organization, UP Economics Towards Consciousness (ETC). Whenever we have an ETC 80s alumni reunion, very likely the organizer is Roger. When people have birthdays in our ETC chat group, very likely Roger will be the first to greet. The man is simply very friendly, always smiling, cool dude. And it is almost unthinkable that he's gone.
Roger has been sick since about two years ago, he underwent some surgery, he recovered then be weak again.
At the UPSE "bond for gold" preparation party at Strumm's Makati, with some batch 84 that night. Clockwise from left -- Roger, Popo S, Leo R, me, Doris Y, Roger's wife, and Gladys SR.
About five or six years ago, another friend from ETC, Fermin Taruc rested. Roger organized that instant reunion when our friend from NYC, Esther H came over. We have a very happy reunion Thursday night, Sunday night Fermin has a heart attack, Monday morning he's gone.
Below friends from ETC, clockwise from left: Raul T, Wenny A, Fermin T, Gladys SR, Oggie A, me.