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Sen. Guingona says nephew’s death may have been caused by ‘personal concerns’


MANILA, Philippines – Senator Teofisto Gungona III said the death of his nephew this Thursday morning may have been brought about by personal concerns.

“Our family is in deep sorrow following the untimely passing away of my nephew, Marc Guingona, early this morning,” Guingona said in a statement.

“I was informed that his death may have been brought about by personal concerns,” he said.

“We understand that Marc is young and may have been unable to bear burden of such concerns. The intensity of his pain is known only to him,” the senator added.

Guingona then appealed to the public that the family would be allowed “to mourn, go through and process the pain of this tragic experience in private.”

“We also hope that Marc would be allowed his own privacy in his last moments,” he said.

Marc Guingona Lamb fell to his death from a hotel in Muntinlupa City. His mother, Marie, is the sister of the senator.

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Tags: Death Notice , Family , Former vice president Teofisto Guingona , Guingona grandson , Mark Guingona Lamb , Obit , Vivere Hotel Suites

  • Anonymous

    Baka hindi na nakayanan ang kahihiyan sa mga pinag-gagagawa ng mga pulitikong pamilya.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KGOLQYXZYKFYARUMLTLRPUCYKU nestor

      zoiloperez,i second the motion he he he…tumalab na ang karma,like what happen during sen.saguisag time..

  • Anonymous

    there should be a new laws banning all young adults below 21 to drink on bars ,restaurant and all public or private places  ,they are all considered minors and in most cases  would not and cannot handle  any alcohol related problems or incidents ,

    • Anonymous

      Yeah right ! Asa ka pa sa Pinas !

    • http://twitter.com/callbooks Emmanuel Iluzada

      i think marc’s suicide is way beyond alcohol intolerance. perhaps it’s brought about by years of burdens he kept for himself. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K2RI3LJVGNNED3XPMG7HVMIIO4 Herbert

    Who cares…

    • Anonymous

      Apparently, you do.  

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    Hey, yo, estufado peryodistas.  If you thoughting Nicole-the-rape-victim was a fair peryodistas victim of outing her why not nephewnieces of Teo Fisto Gung-guna ?  HAWR! AWR!HAWR! HAW!

    Why coverage of the poor and coverage of the wealthy differencetiate?  GALING ENGLSICHTZES KOH ANOH?  hawr! hawr! hawr!


  • Anonymous

    I really thoughted that peryodistas still beliviging in “The sword is mightier than the fen !  ”  HAWR! HAWR! HAWR! HAWR!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OAZENQIV4TJN2JUKJMZILWQP6Q RASor

    It is sad to lose a member of the Family in such a tragic way.

    May be former Sen. Guingona should seek confession for sins he may have committed during his political life. Politics is dirty.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2SWD2TVNX5354ZVMAOMARAD5HY Pakurhalla

    Do an investigation on the cause of the suicide death. I think the kid is mentally incapable handling his personal problems. His parents maybe busy on a quick money making scheme. Just asking the BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE to do an investigation in aid of legislation, before this thing happens again.

    • Tye Ormiston

      Wow you really have no idea what you’re talking about? “quick money making scheme”? You’re implying that it was set up? The family has ties to the Blue Ribbon Committee. You have no idea what he was going through.

  • Anonymous

    Inquirer , wala na ba kayong ibang news ? HUH ?

  • Anonymous

    Senator Guingona referred to his nephew as “Marc Guingona”  only, leaving his famlly name “Lamb” out.

    This is a disrespect to Marc (may he rest in peace) and his father.

    I wonder how he would feel if people addressed his children with just their mother’s maiden name and without his family name Guingona?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7RXAWBKSPMXMYJGCKELDFGCDI Angelica


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYBF5VGLF73Q4JGTBQUVIFC7JM bibingkang abnoy

    As expected from a political family. If that person belongs to a normal family, I doubt the same reactions will be thrown to him. In any case, condolence to the Guingona family. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JKL2EZCWKX2XKUPTCHEFTV5HQ4 Romeo

    Senator Gungona, mag conduct ka ng senate investigation sa pagkamatay ng nephew mo baka 
    kasalanan ni gma.

  • Anonymous

    Si GMA ang may kasalanan ng pagkamatay ng pamangkin ni Guingona, according to Senators, Pimentel, Lacson, Trillanes, Pangilinan, Junggoy Estrada and Escudero.  Yan din ang sabi ni Lacierda, Valte, Carandang, Coloma at ng buong kulto ng mga dilaw.  Iyan ang utos ng idiot na presidente peNoy

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