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Broadcast journalist Cesar Apolinario passes away

GMA news reporter and film director Cesar Apolinario has passed away this Friday morning, December 13. He was 46.

His friends and colleagues expressed their condolences for the sudden departure of the well-known reporter.

“Rest in PEACE, mentor and colleague . No more pain just LOVE and lasting happiness in the arms of God,” posted Steve Dailisan on Twitter.


Singer Julie Anne San Jose also posted on Twitter: “You will truly be missed and forever remembered @CesarApolinario. Hanggang sa muli.”


In a Facebook post of entertainment journalist Mell Navarro, he said that the journalist had been in critical condition since December 11.

“Direk Cesar Apolinario has peacefully joined our Creator. According to his close friends, he’s been critical since last Wednesday, December 11,” Navarro wrote. “Rest well, Direk Cesar, and thanks for the friendship. Our deepest sympathy to the family and relatives. You will be certainly missed by your peers and the public you have well served by bringing us the news on our television sets.”

According to the source of PEP Troika, the journalist was diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of cancer of the lymph nodes, August this year.

Apolinario was known for his television shows such as the Reporter’s Notebook (2004) and iJuander (2011).

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