Brod Reynaldo J. Macaraig

 UP Diliman '58

December 9, 1940 - February 12, 2021









A Tribute To A Departed Father

Reynaldo Jardin Macaraig, DVM
Dec 9, 1940 - Feb 12, 2021


Thank you for everything Dad. You peacefully joined our creator for weeks already, but even if you have physically left us you will always be in our hearts & minds. We are still grieving. However, with the way you have raised us, you surely would have said to us to continue to be tough, start moving forward, & continue to focus on the businesses at hand. And more importantly, "get your respective jobs done."

Thank you for instilling in me & my other siblings (Rowena & Rey Jr.) the attitudes to always be prepared, to have a constant sense of confidence/positivity in handling certain situations, balanced with the right amount of humility & compassion for others. Inspite of your accomplishments, wherein you joined a once-modest family-owned piggery operation & turned it into one of the biggest swine farms in the Visayas-Mindanao Area, you have remained humble & grounded. And despite your patience, humility & compassionate demeanor to your fellow-employees/subordinates in your former company/businesses, & also to salespeople handling you as a client, you did things differently with us. You made sure to dish out your own brand of "tough love" to us regularly, which surely have made us more prepared for life's constant trials & challenges. But most importantly, you are the epitome (very much worthy of emulation) of being a father & parent, for you have always provided for us (incuding your grandchildren) well & will leave having given all the strength you can muster. And that will be part of your legacy with the family. Daddy Rey, Godspeed & rest well. Till we meet again.


⁃ UP Beta Sigma Fraternity batch '58
⁃ UP Sigma Con Ratbu/Society Of Men Fraternity batch '62-A
⁃ Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1964, UP Diliman
⁃ Executive Vice President, Farm Operations (at time of retirement), Virginia Farms Inc. ; 1968 - 2005
⁃ Consultant, Greenhills Farms, 1985 - 2019
⁃ Proprietor, RJM Farms Inc. (broiler contract-growing operations) ; 1987 - 2013
⁃ Proprietor, Falcon Traders Inc ; 2004-2010
⁃ "The Most Outstanding Farm Veterinarian" awardee, 53rd Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) National Convention, Cebu City, 1986
⁃ Charter Fellow, Philippine College of Swine Practitioners (PCSP)
⁃ Chairman, Cebu Poultry & Livestock Association, 1994 - 2002
⁃ Lifetime Member, Philippine Veterinary Medical Association


Ruel Macaraig, DVM







Pictures from the Macaraig Family


[Photos from Ruel Macaraig]



 Standing L-R: Ruel (son) and wife Marissa; Daddy Rey; Mommy Tita; Rowena (daughter) and husband Gilbert Chuabio.
Kneeling L-R: Russell (Ruel's son); Andre and David Chuabio (Rowena's sons).


At back is Biboy (son Reynaldo Jose Macaraig, Jr.) and across him at table is wife Maribeth.









Hello Brod Norman. I don’t know if Brods are already aware (I have not seen anything on it on any of our chatgroups) - Brod Dr. Rey Macaraig (UPD ‘58) a fellow Veterinarian and based in Cebu passed away about a week ago. Just wanted to let you know of a brod's passing.

Here’s some info I got from Ruel Macaraig (sharing it with his permission), a contemporary of mine and fellow Ratbu and DVM from the UP College of Veterinary Medicine and son of Brod Rey Macaraig ‘58:
  -- “Hi Bro. My Dad passed away at 5am of Fri Feb 12. He was buried last Wed Feb 17. For more than 2 weeks prior to his passing he was already always feeling tired, having to bear the burden of his combined maladies.  Nevertheless, I can say that Dad died peacefully, & he was 80. We were fortunate also to have been able to celebrate his 80th birthday last Dec 9. His remains were in Rolling Hills Memorial Chapels from Feb 13-Feb 16. He was buried on Feb 17 at Cebu Memorial Park (CemPark).”

  -- "Hi Bro. I'm finalizing the final details of Dad's tribute. Ako ang gagawa ng tribute & message for both Beta Sigma & Ratbu. Will include also pics from his younger days (graduation, etc.) up to his latest pics."

From my chat with him they are still planning for a memorial event for Brod Dr. Rey Macaraig but will be after some post funeral arrangements they are currently doing, acc to him. This for now and sad news again for Beta Sigma on the loss of a good brod and a respected and renowned Vet practitioner in the Cebu and Visayas Region.


Chito Reynoso’84A


You're the first to report. Pls extend our condolences and thanks to Ruel for doing the tribute.

Norman Bituin


Brod Rey is 2nd from the right. 1964 DVM graduation. Our thoughts and prayers to his family. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace dbl Brod.


UP Betan DVM Graduates, UPCVM Class 1964

Front: Carling Taguinod'57 (4th from left) and Rey Macaraig'58 (2nd from right).  Back: Mart Cajita´58 (1st from left).

Carling Taguinod



So sad to hear about Brod Rey M. Kapanahunan ng Batch 60 yan and he was a big influence and gentle indoctrinator.


Sluggo Rigor



With a heavy heart, my deepest condolences to the bereaved family of Brods Luis Guanio and Rey Macaraig.
May their souls rest in peace. And to Brod Ed Rivera, I mourn with you in the loss of your wife, Sis Zeni. I'll say a prayer for her.

Jim Gonzalvo



Rest In Peace Brothers Rey Macaraig and Luis Guanio.

Vee de Vera









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