USC condoles the death of Roderic R. Poca

January 16, 2018 17:51 pm

The University of San Carlos condoles the demise of alumnus and former faculty member, Roderic Rama Poca.

Ricky, as colleagues would call him, was a native Cebuano born on August 5th, 1959 in Cebu City. He served the University for over 20 years from 1992 until 2015 when he focused on his engagement with the media, particularly as main anchor of the 888 News Forum at the Marco Polo Hotel. He was Chair of the Department of Political Science (PoSc) from 2009 until 2012. It was during his chairmanship that the PoSc Department was merged with the College of Law to become the School of Law and Governance.

To the teaching workforce of the University at the tertiary level, Ricky Poca will be best remembered for his pro-teacher and benefits-driven leadership as President of the College Faculty Association from 1994 to 1998. His dedication to noble causes is exemplified by his prominent policy- and decision-making roles as President of the Rotary Club of Cebu–Port Center, as Board of Trustee member of the Children’s Legal Bureau, as representative in the Regional Development Council, and as President of the Cebu Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad litem (CASA GAL) Volunteers Association.

The University calls upon the entire Carolinian community to offer a solemn prayer for the eternal repose of Mr. Poca’s soul.

“Where there is injury, pardon… it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.” (Peace Prayer of St. Francis)

by A. N. F. Capistrano (PoSc Department)


Tags: Political Science