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Dr. Leonardo Quesada Liongson with UP Carillon in background.


Leonardo Quesada Liongson, Ph.D., retired professor of hydraulics and engineering at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City, is dead at 68.

The academician was a victim of the dreaded pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Liongson was formerly Director of the National Hydraulic Research Center at the College of Engineering in UP Diliman and, until his retirement three years ago, was faculty member of the Institute of Engineering in UP.

In recognition of his service, the University of the Philippines granted him in 2016 a Lifetime Service Award.

He authored 10 engineering books, mostly on computer engineering simulations and water management.

All 10 are posted in Philippine eLib at www.elib.gov.ph.

Among his known works are: Pressures of Urbanization: Flood Control and Drainage in Metro Manila and The Use of Computerized Problem Solvers in Engineering Sciences.

The late professor finished BS Chemical Engineering (magna cum laude) and Masters in Engineering Science (Hydraulics) at UP Diliman.

He received his doctorate in Water Resources Administration at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Liongson, who was from Hagonoy, Bulacan and Balanga, Bataan, is survived by his wife Pilar Manansala Liongson and children David and Carmen (Arlina), son-in-law Jep Friginal, grandson Rocco, and siblings Eric, Oliver and Marietta.

The deceased is first cousin of Manuel L. Caballero, Editorial/News Editor and columnist of the Filipino Reporter.

Wake can be viewed at www.stpeter.com.ph at Commonwealth Chapel (Matthew).

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