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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Sep 30, 2015

Paying Respect And Homage To Entertainment Writers Who Have Passed On And Joined Our Creator

WE KNOW Todos Los Santos is still a month away but while having dinner with colleagues Ces Evangelista and Ronald Carballo recently, we listed down the names of writers & editors who have passed since we joined showbiz, me in mid-70s and them, early 80s. Also in the list are other showbiz people who also wrote about showbiz, like TV hosts, film reviewers, talent managers, etc. Here's the list. Let's pray for the repose of their souls.

Tito Nards aka Leonardo Charvet, Ross Celino, Ric Aquino, Danny Villanueva, Mar de Guzman Cruz, Billy Balbastro, Douglas Quijano, Dinno Erece, Oskee Salazar, Devi Jimenea, Julie Fe Navarro, Ernie Evora Sioco, Joe Quirino, Nena Villanueva, Ernie Pecho, Linda Celestial, Franklin Cabaluna, Berlidas aka Bertin Paz, Manuel S. Pichel, Pete Daroy, Hammy Sotto, Pio de Castro III, Lulubelle Lam Ramos, Oscar Miranda, Gil Villasana, Monching Jaramillo, Goldwyn Morales Azul, Mama Monchang aka Ramon Teodoro, Babette Villaruel, Mar Cornes, Bob Castillo, Fred Marquez, Hermie Francisco, Leo Sergio, Eddie Liboon, Emy Vivar, Fely Igmat, Giovanni Calvo, Charlie Arceo, Ched Gonzales, Noelle Boado, Efren Esteban, William Reyes, Mario Garcia, Ernie Enrile, Chito Alcid, Archie de Calma, Robert Pangis, Robert Perez, Ray Canete, Mar Munoz Cay, Edwin Arce Rivera, Vic Sabado, Joey Diego, Ed Ramos Bautista, Andy Beltran, Lito Ilas, Dondi Lardizabal, Frank Mallo, Eddie Pacheco, Donnie Ramirez, Resty Vergara, Louie Camino, Vincent Kua Jr., Arthur Quinto, Mila Parawan, Jackie Regala, Eli Formaran, Ely Zablan, Rey de la Cruz, Rading Carlos, Ate Luds aka Inday Badiday, Kuya Ike Lozada, and the latest ay are Leonardo Q. Belen and Emmy Abuan.

This is our tribute to them. We’re glad that at one time or another, our paths crossed with them in this our mortal life. Let’s all pray that may they all rest in peace and may the Lord's perpetual light shine upon them. In case we’ve forgotten anyone, please tell us. We have come up with other names but we're not sure if they're still alive or just resting somewhere, so they’re in the list of those to be confirmed. Example: Boy C. De Guia - would anyone know his whereabouts? Please inform us.

We paid our last respect to Emmy who’s at Arlington Araneta Ave. last Tuesday. It was like a veritable press night as a lot of the writers who came from the “The Prenup” presscon went there, including ABS-CBN corp comm execs Kane Choa and Aaron Domingo. Emmy is obviously well loved by her peers. Goodbye, Emmy, now that you’re at home with our Creator. You will be missed.