We regret to inform our friends and supporters that on September 2, 2017 at 5:30pm Sir Ronie Garcia, our beloved Executive Director of Salupongan Ta Tanu Igkanugon Community Learning Centers passed away due to a cardiac respiratory arrest.
As many of you know first hand, Ronie was a warm hearted, kind and passionate person. Easily approachable and always open to share with his students, fellow teachers, administration and the larger community.
At the same Sir Ronie was unwavering and selflessly devoted to serving his fellow indigenous brothers and sisters in obtaining their basic right to an education and uphold their right to self-determination and protection of their ancestral lands which he did until his last days.
This past year the heightening of harassments, threats and attacks on community schools impacted Ronie tremendously as his own life was under constant threat. Sadly it has seemed the stress, trauma and anxiety took a final toll on his health and well being.
You will be missed dearly kauban, but we will honor your life by continuing where you have left off in service of the people.
Ronie's family needs urgent support to pay for hospital bills and for funeral expenses totaling in 200,000 pesos or $4,000 dollars.
Please kindly consider donating to help support his family through this hard time.
Remit Donations at
Km 3, J.P. Laurel Ave., Bajada,
Davao City, Philippines, 8000
Salupongan International Inc.
Peso Account #106302010733
Dollar Account #106352000321
Swift Code CHBKPHMM
Physically gone, but never forgotten.
We love you Ronie!
Educator of the people!
Rest in power!