January 10, 2022 – The Department of Education (DepEd) mourns the passing of Dr. Maria Victoria Carpio-Bernido. We offer our sincere condolences to the Bernido family in this time of sorrow.

Dr. Carpio-Bernido will be remembered as a dedicated physicist-educator, a 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Award awardee for her innovative work in education through the Central Visayas Institute Foundation – Dynamic Learning Program (CVIF-DLP), and a committed champion of Philippine basic education. Her support, along with Dr. Chris Bernido, as an education partner of the DepEd has been invaluable in our work to ensure learning continuity during the pandemic. The DLP has been approved by the Department as one of its supplemental learning resources aligned with the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs).

Her passing is a major loss to Philippine education, and we are one with the education community in remembering her legacy.