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Newsmakers who died in 2019

Michael Bueza
Newsmakers who died in 2019
(5th UPDATE) We remember the Filipino icons and newsmakers who have left their mark in their respective fields

Portraits by Nico Villarete 

MANILA, Philippines (5th UPDATE) – In 2019, we bid farewell to many Filipino icons and newsmakers from government, business, sports, showbusiness, the sciences, the arts, and journalism.

They lived fruitful lives and left legacies that their loved ones, their peers, and the public will honor and hold dear.

As we close out the year, we remember those who have left their mark in their respective fields.

In the gallery below, click on a photo to read more. In the pop-up window that appears, click on a newsmaker’s name to read the article about them. Navigate through the gallery by clicking the arrow on either side of the newsmaker’s photo.

Gerry Alanguilan


Rodolfo Albano Jr


Bienvenido Alejandro


Datu Abul Khayr Dangcal Alonto


Cesar Apolinario


Chito Arceo


Tita Lacambra Ayala

Eddie Baddeo


Jose Balajadia Jr


Marvin Baldemor


Bobby Baruelo

DJ Jasmin Basar


Bentong


Andres Bernos


Miguel Bonalos


Ariel Dim Borlongan


Annie Brazil


Carlos Mayorico Caliwara


Rosa Caram

Carlos Celdran


Homobono Cezar


Mel Chionglo

Chokoleit


Roliveth Cortes


Sophia Corullo


Karina David


Leoncio Deriada


Vicente Emano


Nestor Espenilla


Nestor Fongwan


Rodolfo Francisco


Amalia Fuentes


Eddie Garcia


Romeo Gido


Elizabeth Gokongwei


John Gokongwei Jr


Edgardo Gomez


Jose Mari Gonzalez


Antonio Guidotti


Cesar Hernando


George Hofer


Ghazali Jaafar


April Love Jordan


Mark Joseph


Kristofer King


Liberato “Levy” Laus


Lyndon Lee Suy


Lito Legaspi


Benjamin Lim


Gary Lising


Gina Lopez


Sister Cresencia Lucero


Rene Lumawag


Teresita Ojeda Luz


Tony Mabesa


Jacqui Magno


Francisco Mañosa


Mariano Marcos II


Ferdie Marquez


Sylvia Mayuga


Mona Lisa


Nelson Navarro


Cathy Nazareno


Prospero Nograles Jr


Pepe Ong


Clinton Palanca


Mico Palanca


Nes Pamilar


Susan Papa


Jojit Paredes


Lope Pascual


Claro Pellosis


Aquilino Pimentel Jr


Rafael Poliquit


Rosalita Sayoc Prospero


Leonardo Quisumbing


Isah Red


Teodoro Regala


Carmencita Reyes


Jojo Robles


Pastor "Boy" Saycon


Rodolfo Severino Jr


Armida Siguion-Reyna


Pepe Smith


Henry Sy


Benjamin "Benjie" Tan


Lucio "Bong" Tan Jr


Milagrosa Tan


Teodulo Topacio


Mark Joseph Ubalde


Willie Uy


Brian Velasco


Augusto Victa


Victor Vincent Villavicencio


Joel Virador


Sari Yap



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Michael Bueza

Michael is a data curator under Rappler's Tech Team. He works on data about elections, governance, and the budget. He also follows the Philippine pro wrestling scene and the WWE. Michael is also part of the Laffler Talk podcast trio.