By Marisol Bo-oc | 02:15 PM October 15, 2021
Educator and “grand matriarch” of the Balite Family, Lilia Ancog- Balite, Ph.D. passed away Thursday, her family and friends confirmed.
Ancog-Balite had a long record of service within BIT-International College System, holding a variety of positions throughout the system. She was vice chairman of the Board of Trustees – BIT International College until her death.
Ancog-Balite was the wife of former Vice Gov. Dionisio Balite. They founded the
Bohol Institute of Technology – International College in Tagbilaran City and the Balite Institute of Technology schools in Siquijor, Butuan, Carmen, Jagna, and Talibon.
Schools turned on the lights on Thursday night to pay tribute to the late mother of the school.
Several alumni and employees of BIT-International College remembered Ancog-Balite for her kindness.
For Senior Board Member Victor Balite, her mother was an angel.
“An angel just got back to our majesty. Thanks so much mama, you taught us how to be merciful and be patient. You taught us many things. You are in God’s hands now. We love you ma. Till we meet again,” he said on a Facebook post.
Vice Governor Rene Relampagos said, “My family and I would like to express our sincere condolences to Senior Board Member, Dionisio Victor Balite, former Vice Governor Dionisio Balite, and the entire Balite family for the passing of Ma’am Lilia. May the Lord’s love and comfort fill the void that Ma’am Lilia will be leaving as she rests easy in God’s loving embrace. Again, our family’s prayers and condolences.”