ROSA Santos-Munda, 91, one of the bastions of education and Sun.Star Davao Gawad Dabawenyo awardee in 2005, passed away at 5 p.m. of March 29.

Munda is survived by her children Amado and his wife Queenie; Carlos and wife Ellen; Marissa Tay; Rosemarie Bautista and her husband Glen; Antonio and her grandchildren, as well as her sister Isabel Santos.

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Munda has been an integral part of the Philippine Women's University (PWU) since 1954 until her death when she served as the chair of the board of trustees.

Tita Rosky, as she was fondly called by peers and colleagues, has helped shape the lives of those who came under her tutelage as school administrator. She has never been far away from her beloved alma mater, living only a stone's throw away from PWU.

Born to the late Major General Paulino Santos (where General Santos City was named after) and Elisa Leonarda Angeles, Tita Rosky led an active life as an athlete in her younger years. She and her husband relocated to Davao City in 1946 and has long since been the pride of the city.

Her scholastic and academic records are impressive, placing 11th in the bar exams in 1946 and two honorary doctorate decrees - Doctor of Humane Letters from John Dewey University Consortium of American in New Jersey and Doctor of Laws from Mercy College in New York, both colleges in USA.

As an administrator, her humaneness and tenderness of heart is legendary. This has made her unique and an outstanding figure.

"I may have been a good educator but more important is that I have been a mother to all of them," she said during her interview for Sun.Star Davao's coffee table book, The Davao Yearbook in 2006.

Interment will be on April 6 at the Davao Memorial Park. Her wake is at their residence at 826 Loreto street, Juna Subdivision, Matina, Davao City. (AFD)