Orestes Ojeda

Film, TV, and Theater Actor; Art Patron, Visual Artist August 21, 1952 – July 27, 2021 Born in Cagayan Valley as Luis Pagalilauan, Orestes Ojeda meant to become a professional basketball player and was a varsity player at his alma mater, the Philippine School of Business Administration. That was before Read more…

Twink Macaraig

Journalist and Children’s Story Writer May 9, 1964 – January 14, 2020 Fearlessness ran in her blood, whether it was for her brand of uncompromising journalism, the criticism she hurled towards poor governance, or the cancer that she was diagnosed with and battled with ferocity. Muriel Andaya Macaraig—’Twink’ to everyone—was Read more…

Shalala Reyes

Actor, Comedian, Radio Show Host January 21, 1960 – June 23, 2021 Carmelito Masagnay Reyes, known as ‘Shalala’ to fans, was a comedian, publicist, television and film actor, and radio personality. He started as a member of the advertising and promotions staff of Viva Films, Millennium Films, and Maverick Films, Read more…

Rey Paz Contreras

Sculptor August 31, 1950 – March 23, 2021 Reynato “Rey” Paz Contreras was a prominent sculptor who worked with urban refuse and environmental materials as his media, using these to create visual forms of contemporary images exploring distinct Filipino aesthetics. He was born in Parañaque, Metro Manila to Antonio V. Read more…

Mikka Padua

Fashion Entrepreneur, Designer, and Style Icon January 1, 1980 – June 20, 2021 Mary Kathleen Genito Padua, known as ‘Mikka,’ was a fashion entrepreneur, designer, and style icon, who helped usher in fashion e-commerce in the Philippines with her successful venture Seek the Uniq. She was born in Bacolod City Read more…

Daryl Zarraga

Stage Actor and Graphic Designer November 8, 1986 – July 3, 2021 Daryl Zarraga, ‘Darms’ to friends, was a graphic designer, BPO trainer, and stage actor who delighted audiences with his presence, even in supporting roles. He would call himself “a middling actor based in Manila,” but his string of Read more…

Butch Dans

OPM Advocate, Recording Executive, Talent Manager, and Music Artist January 11, 1952 – April 8, 2021 Jose Patricio Dans III, ‘Butch’ to friends and associates, was a recording executive, talent manager to some of the Philippines’ top pop music stars, and a forefather of the concept of Original Pilipino Music Read more…

Neil Doloricon

Painter, Editorial Cartoonist, Activist, and Educator1990 CCP Gawad para sa Sining Biswal and Thirteen Artists Award December 1, 1957 – July 16, 2021 He was an artist who delved into the issues of the day, from the dictatorship to land tenure, from dehumanizing labor practices to militarization in rural areas, Read more…

Domingo Goan Landicho

Premyadong Manunulat, Aktor, Guro at Anak ng Magsasaka August 4, 1939 – July 29, 2021 Kilala bilang Mang Domeng, ang manunulat na si Domingo Landicho ay nakapaglathala na ng 50 aklat ng tula, maikling kuwento, nobela, dula, talambuhay, literaturang pambata at mga aklat ng pag-aaral. Siya rin ay aktor sa Read more…