Napoleon “Nap” Tolentino Vergara
Aged 85, passed away on April 29, 2017. He was born on February 29, 1932 in Pangasinan, Philippines. He studied at the University of the Philippines, Los Banos (UPLB), Syracuse University and University of California-Berkeley. He was Associate Professor of Forestry Economics and Policy, UPLB (1955-75); Senior Lecturer of Forestry Economics and Forest Management, University of Technology in Lae, Papua New Guinea (1975-80); Research Associate and Project Coordinator for Agroforestry and Social Forestry Projects, Environment and Policy Institute, East-West Center in Honolulu (1981-87); Chief Technical Adviser for Forestry Extension and Development Projects, at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations (UN) in Bangkok, Thailand (1987-89), and Project Operations Officer for the Forestry Department, FAO, UN in Rome, Italy (1990-94), before retiring in Laguna, Philippines. He is survived by wife, Angeles Soriano Vergara; sons Renato (Liza) and Alex (Rebecca); daughters Emma Avena, Edna, Gina Vergara-Bautista (Clement) and Sally Vergara-Clement (Christopher); 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral and burial were held in Laguna, Philippines on May 6, 2017.
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