DAYRIT-GARCIA, Maria Theresa "Cherith" Dimson

Maria Theresa "Cherith" Dimson Dayrit-Garcia, was convent-educated, student council president, a cum laude double-major graduate. She was a wife and mother, a good daughter who chose a path different from that of the rest of her family.

She died in a hail of bullets on July 16, 2000 during a military attack in a village in Isabela. Cherith died among her comrades in the communist-led New People's Army (NPA), of which she was a ranking officer.

(An excerpt from "Cherith: From St. Scholastica to life in Sierra Madre" By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 23 Jul 2000,