FROM DOST SECRETARY FORTUNATO DE LA PEÑA:

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our DOST Undersecretary for Regional Operations Dr. Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano at 10:43 a.m. today after a long battle with cancer.

The consummate public servant, she died with her boots on, ever the champion of regional development through science and technology. We will truly miss her passion, her friendship, ready smile, and helping hand.

We pray for her eternal repose.  (Source: https://www.facebook.com/dostSecFTP/photos/a.848839558600943/1825457527605803/)