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Presidents, celebrities mourn writer Garcia Marquez

(FILE) Literature Nobel Prize Colombian Gabriel Garcia Marquez, gestures upon arriving at the University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico, on November 23, 2007. Garcia Marquez, the author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude", died on April 17, 2014 in Mexico City at the age of 87, Mexican and Colombian media reported.   AFP

Presidents, writers and celebrities mourned the death of Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Thursday, bidding farewell to the 87-year-old giant of Latin American literature.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Donnie Ramirez; 73


Former Inquirer Lifestyle society columnist Donato “Donnie” Ramirez died early Tuesday at the Makati Medical Center. He was 73.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Digos City trader wounded in shooting incident dies

Marzo Atillo, 56, the businessman who was critically wounded in a shooting incident on Saturday night, died while being operated on at a hospital here on Sunday.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Post-Franco Spain’s first PM Suarez dead—family spokesman

A 1980 file photo of former Prime Minister of Spain Adolfo Suarez. Suarez, Spain's first democratically elected prime minister after decades of right-wing rule under Gen. Francisco Franco. Suarez died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at age 81.  AP-PHOTO

Adolfo Suarez, the prime minister who led post-Franco Spain to democracy, died on Sunday at a Madrid hospital, his family’s spokesman said. He was 81.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ex-Davao Mayor Respicio; 66


Zafiro Respicio, mayor of this city during the term of President Cory Aquino and an opposition leader against Ferdinand Marcos, died following a heart attack on Monday. He was 66.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Afghan vice president dies of natural causes—official

Afghan Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim AFP FILE PHOTO

Afghan Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, formerly one of the country’s much-feared warlords, has died of natural causes, officials said Sunday, adding that three days of national mourning would be held.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Marcos double outlives original

SEEING DOUBLE  Jesus Quevenco (left) with  Ferdinand Marcos and with Imelda Marcos, standing in for the then presidential candidate in 1964  CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

He outlived the original by 25 years. Jesus Quevenco, who once said he doubled for Ferdinand Marcos in the 1965 presidential campaign, died in a hospital in Bacolod City on Wednesday. He was 90.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Catalina S. Panlilio passes away

Catalina S. Panlilio, wife of Nestor Panlilio, INQUIRER.net’s billing and collection assistant, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Ex-Israel premier Sharon dead

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. AP File Photo

Former Israeli premier Ariel Sharon died at a hospital near Tel Aviv on Saturday, aged 85, after eight years in a coma, officials and his family said.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Alexander A. Datar; 63


Alexander A. Datar of Daraga, Albay, died on Thursday, Jan. 2, in California, United States, at the age of 63. He is survived by his relatives: Brenda; Emilio and Hortencia; Christy and Rudy; Irma and Ted; Edgardo II and Judy; Tony and Rochelle; Chito and Jeannette; and Edgardo III and Marlyn.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ex-Bataan solon Roman dies; 74


Former Bataan Rep. Antonino Roman passed away due to multiple organ failure Wednesday morning. He was 74.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Basa, nun who backed kin vs Corona, dies at 92

Sr. Flor Maria Basa, FMM, at her convent’s chapel in Cavite with a reproduction of the Cross of San Damiano in stained glass in the background. MA. CERES P. DOYO

Sister Flor Maria Basa of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM) who came forward in 2012 to support her niece Ana Basa’s allegations against impeached Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato C. Corona died on Monday night. She was 92.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Cesar Villariba Sr., Lucena’s teacher’s teacher; 90


Lucena City has lost a native son, Cesar Araneta-Villariba Sr., a devout Catholic, patriot, agriculturist, writer, historian, government official and a dedicated “teacher’s teacher.”

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »



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