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Priest who survived 2017 Marawi siege dies or cardiac arrest

/ 12:10 PM July 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Father Teresito “Chito” Soganub, the Catholic priest who survived hostage-taking by the Maute Group during the Marawi siege in 2017, died on Wednesday due to cardiac arrest.

Marawi Bishop Edwin dela Peña announced this sad news in a post on Facebook.

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“It is with great sadness that we make this announcement, in behalf of the Prelature of Marawi, Our dearly beloved Fr. Teresito Soganub died of cardiac arrest in his sleep early this morning, July 22, 2020, in his home in Noralah, South Cotabato,” dela Peña said.

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The bishop said Soganub’s death was estimated to be between 5 a.m. to 6 a.m.

“Please include him in your prayers,” dela Peña added.

Funeral arrangements will be later announced, he said.

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