ForeverMissed
Tributes
Posted by Eduardo Avenir on January 25, 2020
  Mom Felicitas has been a 2nd mother and mentor to me eversince from my UP High School days as my homeroom adviser as well as my Pilipino subject teacher.
   I learned a lot and was inspired from her stories from the time she worked hard as a young Bulacan girl to pursue and finished her degree as a teacher from U.P
   Once we met in a paper supply store in Divisoria while she was buying cardboard boxes for customer's wedding gowns sewn in her dress shop.
   What an amazing woman, a teacher, an entrepreneur and most of all a great wife and a mother to Loida and Alvin.
   God bless and miss you Mrs. Felicitas Manacsa.
   
Posted by Nina Beza Demonteverde on January 25, 2016
I will never forget Gng Manacsa who taught us not only Pilipino but more about lessons in life and morals. She never forgot most of her students and their personalities. What a person!
Posted by Loowee Manacsa on March 18, 2015
Happy Birthday in heaven Mama. Today March 15,2015 could have been your 86 years on earth. But now with a life in heaven with all our loved ones, keep smiling and looking after us and pray to Papa God to look after us esp. Alvin. You are always in our hearts and we miss a lot of you. Life has never been the same for us. Since you were gone, I feel so alone in facing our daily challenges. You have always been there to listen, to support, to advice and share your love and wisdom. You seem to see certain things we don't see. Alvin and I miss you so much, it aches within us.We love you Mama forever and ever.
Posted by neci cojuangco on March 18, 2013
Tita Fely and Tito Pin will forever be loved. They gave us a part of our lives we never could have imagined. They took us, strangers that we were, into their lives never expecting anything but the smiles on our faces. We remain their Fastback Mustangs 2+2.

Dear Jesus, we pray, please let them into your rest
Posted by Loowee Manacsa on January 25, 2013
Today, Jan.25,2013, we celebrate your 2nd year of life in Heaven with all our other loved ones esp. Papa and Papa God.

We deeply miss you Mama..............you are always in our hearts. In the midst of our grief that never seems to go away, we love you and remember you fondly with love.
Posted by Loowee Manacsa on March 15, 2012
Today, me and Alvin remember you most especially your birthday today and now celebrating it in Heaven.
We deeply miss you and life has never been the same without you.

You are forever in our hearts, we love you. YOU ARE OUR LIFE AND OUR LOVE! Hugs to Papa and Papa God!
Posted by Joy Baguinon on June 15, 2011
Josie Anselmo-Herrera
"Tita Fely was a good adviser to us. You can count on her. Tita Fely, our one and only ninang on our wedding, Edo and I will never forget you. Rest in peace our beloved tita, ninang and second mother to us. We love you.
Posted by Jose Arnel Tanquilut on March 25, 2011
Ninang Fely was my godmother at both my baptism and wedding. As such she will always be like a mother to me and will never be forgotten. She made my childhood Christmases special, I am glad that I still have something with me that was a gift from her
Posted by toybits ibuna on February 24, 2011
i didn't hear of her passing til now.. well she was a great teacher.. taught me to think and analyze, and not to merely read and memorize.. she believed in students like me who were not exactly... well, good... maraming salamat po ma'am...
Posted by gie nolasco on February 11, 2011
Accompanying Sis Loowee to the University of Wisconsin a few years ago was the first and only time I met Mrs. Manacsa. It was a short but very memorable moment because while waiting at the medical center, Mrs. Manacsa’s showed her forever love to her children. For her to be with Loowee and stay with her when Loowee needed her most, demonstrated that she was more than a loving and caring mother.
Posted by Quay Evano on January 30, 2011
I vividly remember Prof. Manacsa as one of the most feared teachers in high school but one of the most stylish and fashionable. But when she became my Filipino teacher, I was so surprised that she was not a "terror" of a teacher but was actually approachable, nice and funny but strict in a friendly way. 

Rest in peace my dear beloved teacher. You will live forever in our hearts.
Posted by da martinez on January 30, 2011
isang guro, isang kaibigan, isang alagad ng sining... si gng. manacsa ay isa sa mga mabubuting tao na nagbigay sa akin noon ng paniniwalang, sa kabila ng kaguluhan, maganda pa ang daigdig!

da, upis 89
Posted by Miraflor Pandela-Sanchez on January 30, 2011
Mrs. Manacsa was known to be the most ‘terror’ teacher in our Batch. But it was just her way to teach her students quality education, discipline and seriousness not only on the subject that she taught but in life general. She always wanted to promote and preserve an excellent UPIS. 

You were God’s instrument to make each one of us successful in different ways. Thank you, Ma’am!

Mira UPIS '89
Posted by Jess Arranz on January 30, 2011
I was fortunate to receive some kind compliments from her during the UPHS Batch 70 reunion in January 2010. Over 40 years ago she challenged me to perform at my personal best. Her words were something like "I know you have much more in your tank, use it." That became my way of life since then.
Posted by Michele Zabala-Litvins on January 30, 2011
To some Prof Manacssa was "terror". To me she was person with a heart of gold.She was kind of like my angel. She believed in me when HS admin didn't. She went out of her way to tell me that she knows i'm innocent. Thank you Ma'am -that meant a lot to me and had helped me get through that horrific time in my life .
Posted by armando balbin on January 30, 2011
My Tita Fely has nlways been like a second mother to me. I clearly remember how she molded my character and personality, my with my Mom and Dad, as I stayed with her and Tito Pin practically throughout my college days.She showed my how to be strong and firm in my convictions, and how to be compassionate when needed. She was a teacher, and a mother, in the real sense of the word. I WILL MISS HER!
Posted by Jerry de Leon on January 29, 2011
Ginang Manacsa, guro. Aking guro. 

Bakit baga mistulang kulimlim
ang kandilang aking sinindihan
upang kayo'y gunitain.
Sapagkat sadyang dalisay
ang liwanag na inyong pinaangkin.

Mahal na guro, binawian man ng Maykapal
ang tanglaw ng inyong sulo
Ito ay upang salubungin
ang sinag ng bagong bukang liwayway.

Jerry de Leon
UPHS70
Posted by Tess Mejia-Abaya on January 29, 2011
Ginang Manacsa, Maraming salamat sa iyong mabuting pagtuturo sa amin. You were strict inorder to help students like me become attentive in class. What is etched in my mind is a teacher's good grooming. I appreciate the time you spent to look good in class, from hair styling, make-up, to clothes (iba araw araw,walang repeat - Ma'am,that's hard to beat). Loowee/Alvin,may you find your solace in God.
Posted by Nina Beza Demonteverde on January 28, 2011
Gng Manacsa - one of the last of a dying breed of dedicated educators who cared for her students far beyond the call of her paid duty. Filipino teacher she was, but more like a school mother to us. She knew the personal circumstances of most of her pupils, and would go out of her way to attend to those who needed it. As they say in OZy, "you will be sorely missed". Vale, Ma'am.
Posted by Robert Lesaca on January 28, 2011
Last Dec. 24, frail but in good spirits, I hugged Tita Fely one last time; Alvin and two of her nephews, Paul and "Nio" were there too. We reminisce the days of the Fastback Mustang 2+2 Band that her late hubby, Tito Pin, managed and of which I was a member. Tita Fely was a second Mom to us all that is why that last sit-down with her will forever be etched in my heart. Thank you for the memories.
Posted by bernie castillo on January 28, 2011
Maam Manacsa,ThankYou for everything-especially your epic class lessons on how we have to face the world- your legacy.Your Filipino class teachings made us what we are today.Forever confident & highly motivated in life -as adults facing our own world full of challenges. So glad to see you in Chicago & Manila of last year.You'll be missed & every moment I will remember you. BernieY.Castillo
Posted by florence villorente on January 28, 2011
Ma'am Manacsa was the teacher we feared but loved. I remember we were so afraid when we found out we belonged to her homeroom class. But as the year progressed she became our friend and confidante. One of the highlights of our day was to see who correctly guessed what color outfit she had on. Thank you Ma'am for adding not just knowledge, but color to our high school life.
Posted by M Gonzales on January 27, 2011
I remember Mrs. Manacsa from my UP Elem days then at UP High she was my teacher. I'll remember her as the teacher with the most glam an panache. Though strict, she had a sense of humour. Loowee and Alvin may you find peace and solace in the knowledge that Ma'm is now free of pain and suffering.
Posted by Patricia Hutchings on January 27, 2011
I can't remember if Mrs. Manacsa was ever my teacher. She was advisor of the Sophomore Council when I was VP and she made me do a special project I did not think I could do. She was also a judge in a competition I was candidate of, which I DID NOT WANT TO WIN IN. I won't tell you the precious words of encouragement she gave me, but I will never forget her for it.
Posted by Jojie Baltazar on January 27, 2011
Mrs. Manacsa was my homeroom adviser in my second year at UP High. She was strict but caring. One thing I can't forget about her is how smart dresser she is. I don't think she has worn any dress twice in a year. Ma'am, you will be forever in our hearts.
Posted by Tina Hidalgo-Loris on January 27, 2011
Mrs. Manacsa was my homeroom teacher in first year high school. I was in awe of her and admired her very much. I especially remember her elegance, her thoughtfulness, her dedication to her work. She will not be forgotten. I share your pain Loowee and Alvin.
Posted by Waya Araos on January 27, 2011
No one else taught with more style and panache than Mrs. Manacsa. She was strict, but fair. She brought Rizal alive for me and sparked an early and steadfast nationalism that stemmed from logical pragmatism rather than stubborn dogmatism. You will be missed ma'am, but you will never be forgotten.
Posted by Zarina HernandezSchipplic... on January 26, 2011
Mrs. Manacsa, you will always be remembered as one of our great teachers. I liked your technique.."terror", but deep inside I and many of my classmates knew you had a very kind heart and only wanted to bring out the best in all of us. Thank you for your dedication to the profession. What a loss..for future students who would never have known you.
Posted by Risa Reyes on January 26, 2011
Mrs. Manacsa was a fixture through our elementary and high school days because her only daughter, Loida (Loowee)was my batchmate. She eventually became my teacher in Filipino in high school. I remember her as always well dressed, with her shoes and bag always matching in color with her dress.Until recently, she joined our batch reunions whenever she could. She will be missed.
Posted by alma manahan on January 25, 2011
Mrs. Manacsa was more than a high school teacher to me. She was my friend, my mentor. We laughed and we cried together. She knew my secrets and i knew some of hers. I look forward to sitting and chatting with her agsin when my time is up, too. May you rest in peace, my friend.

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