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Sammy Martin. Photo from Facebook.

Sammy Martin writes 30

VETERAN broadcast and print journalist Sammy Martin on Wednesday died in his home in Valenzuela City due to a lingering illness. He was 62. Martin worked for People’s Journal, ABS-CBN, Manila Times and most recently Philippine News Agency, and covered almost all major beats, from the police to Malacañang. His wake will be at Funeraria Paz, Araneta Ave. in Quezon […]

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Anita Santarina, Carson councilmember’s wife, 74

Anita Santarina, Carson councilmember’s wife, 74

CARSON — Anita Aves-Santarina, wife of Carson Councilmember and former Mayor Protem Elito Santarina, passed away last Sunday due to a lingering illness. Mrs. Santarina, a retired chemical engineer, was an active community leader and a solid supporter of her husband’s numerous community projects and activities. Despite her busy schedule as a career professional, Mrs. Santarina found time to engage […]

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Legendary American Actor Burt Reynolds Dies at 82

By Sputnik News ACCLAIMED American actor Burt Reynolds, who got his start starring in the 1950s Western television drama “Gunsmoke,” has passed away at 82 after suffering from a heart attack on Thursday. According to the Daily Mail, the veteran actor was being filmed in an upcoming Quentin Tarantino-directed film called “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” when he died. And who can […]

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Winnie Mandela dies @ 81

By Daniella Flanagan HOUSTON, TX – Winnie Madikizela Mandela, an African National Congress struggle veteran has died at aged 81 in South Africa. Mandela, who is also known as The Mother of South Africa (SA), passed away on April 2, 2018 at NetCare’s Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg due to an unspecified lingering illness. According to knowledgeable sources, Mama Mandela, whose […]

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Manuel “Popsy” Leelin passes away at 88

Manuel “Popsy” Leelin passes away at 88

Manuel Tancioco Leelin, patriarch of the Leelin family of Southern California, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 30, 2018 at his home in the City of Cerritos where he lived for the past 40 years. He was 88 years old. Born in Nato, Camarines Sur on December 23, 1929 and popularly known as “Popsy,” Manuel was a leader […]

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Veteran actress Mely “Miss Tapia” Tagasa passes away

Veteran actress Mely “Miss Tapia” Tagasa passes away

VETERAN actress, writer, and dubbing line producer Mely “Miss Tapia” Tagasa died Saturday at age 83 following a massive cerebellar hemorrhage that resulted in cardiopulmonary arrest. Ms. Tagasa would have been 83 on April 16. She is mourned by her children Gina, Lani, Dodgie, and Mye; her grandchildren, Zyra, Aaron Joshua, Jethro, Cameron, and Alexa; her sons-in-law Luis and Dave; her siblings Belen, Gene, Gabriel, Jake, and Nestor (deceased) […]

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Fil-Ams from Los Angeles mourn the passing of stage actor Bernardo Bernardo

Fil-Ams from Los Angeles mourn the passing of stage actor Bernardo Bernardo

By Abner Galino THE passing of stage and movie actor Bernardo Bernardo last Friday has triggered an outpouring of sympathy from fans and friends here in Los Angeles where he used to be one of the stars of the Filipino American community’s musical and entertainment events and social gatherings. Social media is awash with expressions of sympathy for the family […]

National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon-Abueva. Image © Cultural Center of the Philippines

Nation to pay homage to National Artist Napoleon V. Abueva

  THE Cultural Center of the Philippines leads the nation in paying homage to the late National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon V. Abueva, who died Friday. Abueva, 88, also called the “Father of Modern Philippine Sculpture,” was survived by his wife Cherry and three children, Amihan, Mulawin, and Duero. In 1976, Abueva, who was mentored by Guillermo Tolentino, was elevated […]

South Border keyboardist Jay Durias performs for his deceased brother and fellow musician Dylan during a memorial at the Filipino Disciples Christian Church at Union Avenue, Los Angeles on January 26. Photo © Jason Bascon

“I will keep singing in heaven” – Dylan Durias

“I will keep singing in heaven,” these words ran across the video wall as a short tribute movie for deceased musician Dylan Durias was about to end. This happened during a memorial set up by family and friends at the historic Filipino Disciples Christian Church at Union Avenue in Los Angeles on Friday night, January 26. Up there, maybe a […]

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Isabel Granada: A life well-lived

Isabel Granada: A life well-lived

By GMA Network ISABEL Granada’s death was the sad news that greeted Manila on this gloomy Sunday. According to Granada’s cousin, Joseph Rivera, the actress died on Saturday Nov 4, at 6 p.m. (Qatar time) “with the comfort of the family”. She was 41. Rivera later posted the official statement of Arnel Cowley, Granada’s second husband: “It is with great […]

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Former Senator Leticia Ramos Shahani passes away @ 87

FORMER senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani, 87,  died while in a coma early Monday morning in a Taguig City hospital where she is being treated for cancer. “Bereft and full of grief, but still strangely peaceful in the knowledge that she is now free from all suffering,” Shahani’s daughter, Lila Shahani, posted on Facebook. She also posted that her mother died at […]

Former Quezon City councilor Herminio “Butch” Bautista dies @ 82

Former Quezon City councilor Herminio “Butch” Bautista dies @ 82

FORMER Quezon City legislator Actor Herminio “Butch” Bautista died Monday while undergoing medical treatment at the Philippine Heart Center. He was 82. Bautista, the father of QC Mayor Herbert Bautista, was first elected barangay chair of Barangay Sacred Heart before becoming a city councilor in 1988 during the term of former Mayor Brigido Simon Jr.. He started his acting career […]

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Carrie Fisher’s Mother Passes Away Soon After Daughter’s Death – Reports

By Sputnik News Debbie Reynolds, the mother of late Carrie Fisher, the American actress who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, has died at the hospital at the age of 84, US media report. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Reynolds died at the hospital where she was taken from her son’s home in Beverly Hills on Wednesday after suffering a stroke, TMZ said. Debbie’s daughter, […]

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Fidel Castro, Cuba’s longtime leader, dies at 90

By RT AFTER years of dealing with failing health, Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban revolution who steered the country through decades of a US economic blockade, has died, state media report. Castro died in Havana on Friday at 10:29pm local time, Cuban television said. His death was announced by his brother Raul, who took the reins after Fidel stepped down. […]

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University of Santo Tomas’ Dr. Emmanuel Galang dies @ 81.

University of Santo Tomas’ Dr. Emmanuel Galang dies @ 81.

FORMER University of Santo Tomas, Faculty of Arts and Letters professor, Dr. Emmanuel Valderueda Galang, PhD.; died Tuesday (October 25) due to organ failure. He was 81. The good professor is the former faculty Executive Assistant for the Academic Affairs and Executive Secretary for the Rector. He taught Philosophy, Logic and Theology, both in the Faculty of Arts and Letters […]

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Former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago passes away at 71

Former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago passes away at 71

FORMER presidential candidate and ex-Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago passes away Thursday night in a hospital in Taguig City after battling lung cancer. She was 71. The feisty former lawmaker died at 8:52 a.m. (Philippine time) in her sleep. She was diagnosed to be suffering from Stage four lung cancer in 2014. Despite her illness she ran for the third time for […]

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Mateo Lao Yap dies @ 77

Mateo Lao Yap dies @ 77

MATEO LAO YAP, 78, the father of former National Press Club (NPC) president and Alab ng Mamamahayag (ALAM) national chairman Jerry S. Yap, publisher and columnist of HATAW D’yaryo ng Bayan, joined his Great Creator last Saturday, July 23, 2016. His children Zenaida, Jimmy, Jerry and Josephine; and his grandchildren Mary Grace, Vanessa Grace, John Robin, Diana Grace, Jefferson Harvey, […]

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Wenceslao Trinidad
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Former Philippine Pasay City Mayor Peewee Trinidad dies at 82.

FORMER Pasay City Mayor Wenceslao “Peewee” Trinidad died Friday, March 4. He was 82. Pasay City Public Information Officer Liza Javier said the former mayor died shortly after 2 pm while undergoing treatment at the Asian Hospital in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. Trinidad was reportedly suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease when he died. Trinidad served as Pasay City chief executive […]

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