I too am shocked and saddened to hear of Lito's passing away. He is my kumpare (being a godmother to Kay) and close friend since UPLB days. We kept in touch through all the years of personal trials and political changes… but for me, he remains a man of principles and integrity who is deeply committed to social and economic justice.

Professor Maria S. Floro
Department of Economics
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC 20016