Neil Niño Lim, 27
JOURNALISM instructor Neil Niño Lim of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (Artlets) died of cardiac arrest last February 5. He was 27 years old.
His mother, Natividad Jacinto Lim, said he passed away while praying inside his room at San Lazaro Hospital, shortly after he complained of chest and heart pains.
His mother shared during the wake that Lim always wanted to go back and to teach at the University after he recovers from his illness.
“He really loves UST,” said his mother. “He always tells me that when he gets better, he wants to go back to teach.”
She added that Lim took a leave of absence from the Faculty before the end of the first semester as he was advised by his doctor to get enough rest. He suffered from multiple organ failure, eventually leading to his death.
Born on August 17, 1984, Lim finished his undergraduate degree in Journalism and post-graduate degree in Development Studies at the University in 2005 and 2008, respectively. He started teaching in the Faculty in 2007.
In his student days, he was one of the founding members of the National Youth Parliament and president of the UST Journalism Society. He was also speaker of the Artlets student council.
He was the communications officer of the International Center for Innovation, Transformation, and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov), a non-governmental organization that aims to promote good governance in the country through democratic politics, and the media liaison officer of Youth Vote Philippines, an organized youth group that promotes voters’ education and empowerment among Filipinos. .
A funeral mass and eulogy were held last February 8 at the Tan Yan Kee Student Center after his cremation. F
By MARIA NIKKA P. POLICARPIO
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