Film producer Marichu Vera-Perez Maceda dies

Film producer Marichu Vera-Perez Maceda died on Monday, Sept 7. She was 77.

Her sisters, Gina de Venecia and Lilibeth Vera -Perez Nakpil, confirmed the news to ABS-CBN.  Marichu died due to kidney complications and heart disease.

Marichu, daughter of Sampaguita Pictures head Jose Vera-Perez, is considered an icon in the film industry. She worked as a producer for films such as Batch 81. She was previously married to the late senator Ernesto Maceda and they have 5 children.

Fondly called "Manay Ichu" in the film industry, she helped organize the Movie Workers Welfare Foundation (MOWELFUND), Metro Manila Film Festival, the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP), the Philippine Motion Picture Producers Association (PMPPA), and the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines (ECP) among others.

The Vera-Perez Family has yet release details of her wake.– Rappler.com