Deceased Prof. Chit Simbulan is supposed to handle four classes this semester

Yesterday was the second day of enrollment for 1st semester, AY 2011-2012 in UP Diliman. This is already my second enrollment as a Master of Arts in History student.

A brief look at the list of offered classes for the coming semester revealed that deceased journalism professor Lourdes “Chit” Estella-Simbulan is supposed to handle four classes, all of those are now marked as “dissolved.” See the following screenshots:

UP Diliman's Computerized Registration System
UP Diliman's Computerized Registration System
Prof. Lourdes "Chit" Simbulan's classes
Prof. Lourdes “Chit” Simbulan’s classes (click image for higher resolution)

She is also listed as a thesis adviser to a pair of journalism seniors writing about the ethics-related problems during the August 23 Manila hostage fiasco.  Mam Chit is a full-time professor at the College of Mass Communication.

She is on her way to obtaining tenure after earning a master’s degree in public management from the UP Open University last April month. I can’t help but feel sorry for the scores of students who would have learned a lot under Mam Chit’s mentorship.

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The Filipino Scribe (TFS) is managed by Mark Pere Madrona, a multi-awarded writer and licensed professional teacher from the Philippines. Mr. Madrona earned his master’s degree in history from the University of the Philippines-Diliman last 2020. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in journalism cum laude from the same university back in 2010. His area of interests includes Philippine journalism, history, and politics as well as social media. Know more about him here: https://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

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