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It is with immense sadness that we inform you of the passing away of our dear Director and mentor, Ret. Gen. Miguel C. Abaya, on Thursday, 25 March 2021. He is survived by his wife Milagros and three children Gemma, Sheila, and Jomini Manuel. Dir. Abaya was 85years old.

He joined Amanah Islamic Bank on 28 September 2017 and was elected as a member of the Board of Directors. He was Vice Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and a Member of the Executive Committee. Prior to joining AIB, he was an active member of the military post. He was the Regional Commander for PC/PNP Region 11 from 1987 to 1989, and Regional Commander for Region 1 from 1989-1991.

A graduate of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in 1959, Dir. Abaya took and completed in 1982 his postgraduate studies at the University of the Philippines, Cebu. In 1985, he went to the United States of America to study International Defense Management at the Naval PostGraduate School, Monterey California.

Dir. Abaya will be remembered as a highly respected, humble, and supportive colleague. Serious looking as he may seem, he always had a ready smile when approached. He was accommodating and eager to present his views and opinions that matter. The times he sat in our Board of Directors meetings will be treasured forever.

Our deepest sympathies go out to his family for his sudden departure. Dir. Abaya will be greatly missed by all of us. May his soul rest in eternal peace.