2012 in Review / Lists

The Philippines in 2012: In Memoriam

These are the Filipino men and women from various fields and professions who passed away in 2012.

The list is arranged alphabetically, sorted by last name. For some, screen names are used, with their real names written afterwards.

bullet_red Leaders and Public Servants
bullet_orange Sports Athletes and Entertainment Stars
bullet_green Disciples of Music, Film, and the Arts
bullet_blue News Media Practitioners
bullet_black Others

In Memoriam

bullet_red Restituto Abad (mayor, Carranglan, Nueva Ecija); died February 8, at age 54
bullet_red Ricardo Abcede (former PCGG Commissioner); April 5, age 64
bullet_blue Cecilia Elena Afable (Baguio journalist); June 12, age 95
bullet_red Ignacio Arroyo, Jr. (Representative, 5th District of Negros Occidental); January 26, age 61
bullet_red Erico Aumentado (Representative, 2nd District of Bohol); December 25, age 72
bullet_blue Joselito Balquiedra, Jr. (DZMM radio personality); May 19, age 70
bullet_red Bishop Pedro Bantigue (oldest Filipino prelate); November 20, age 92
bullet_blue Jun “Bote” Bautista (broadcast journalist, born Auguro Camu, Jr.); September 25, age 73
bullet_orange Enrique Beech (football player, Olympian); November 14, age 92
bullet_blue Lola Sela Bungangera (radio personality, born Eloisa Canlas); July 15, age 66
bullet_red Romeo Capulong (human rights lawyer and former ICC member); September 16, age 77
bullet_green Celso Ad Castillo (film director); November 26, age 69
bullet_blue Angelo Castro, Jr. (ABS-CBN broadcast journalist); April 5, age 67
bullet_blue Julius Cauzo (radio broadcaster); November 8, age 51
bullet_green Bodjie Dasig (composer, born Darius Delphin Dasig); March 12, age 48
bullet_red Celso de los Angeles, Jr. (former mayor, Sto. Domingo, Albay; Legacy Group owner); March 27
bullet_red Vicente de Lima (former COMELEC Commissioner, father of DOJ Sec. Leila de Lima); July 30, age 83
bullet_green Tony de Zuñiga (comics artist for DC Comics); May 11, age 79
bullet_green Marilou Diaz-Abaya (film director); October 8, age 57
bullet_red Bro. Rolando Dizon (former CHED Chairman); April 26, age 64
bullet_red Eddie Domingo (vice mayor, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte); September 30, age 73
bullet_orange Dolphy (actor, born Rodolfo Quizon); July 10, age 83
bullet_red Salvador Escudero III (Representative, Sorsogon; father of Sen. Chiz Escudero); August 13, age 69
bullet_green Tony Espejo (theater director, Gantimpala Theater); June 21, age 63
bullet_orange Linda Estrella (actress, born Consuello Rigotti); February 18, age 89
bullet_red Dennis Gana (NAPOCOR spokesman); April 30, age 47
bullet_black Justa Garcia-Hernandez (mother of actress Lani Mercado); May 13, age 87
bullet_black Wilhelmus JJ Luts Geertman (Dutch missionary); July 3, age 67
bullet_black Margarita Gomez (Miss Philippines 1967-turned-political activist); July 12, age 64
bullet_orange Luis Gonzales (actor, born Luis Mercado); March 15, age 83
bullet_red Carolina Griño-Aquino (former Supreme Court Associate Justice); December 25, age 89
bullet_blue Justo Justo (former showbiz columnist and Pasay City councilor); May 18, age 70
bullet_black Nixon Kua (former PTA chairman and reporter); July 21, age 49
bullet_black Cecilia Lagman (mother of Hermon, Popoy and Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman); August 13, age 98
bullet_black Nestor Lazaro (prosecutor in the Maguindanao Massacre case); February 29, age 55
bullet_black Percival Lecias (one of six suspects in the Gerry Ortega murder case); September 11
bullet_black Precious Lotilla-Javier (widow of former Antique Gov. Evelio Javier); August 16, age 67
bullet_green Anita Magsaysay-Ho (painter); May 4, age 97
bullet_blue Butch Maniego (basketball sportscaster); September 30, age 50
bullet_black Mark Andrei Marcos (San Beda law student, hazing victim); July 30, age 21
bullet_red Abel Martinez (vice mayor, Mambusao, Capiz); May 4
bullet_red Ruperto Martinez (mayor, Infanta, Pangasinan); December 15
bullet_black Alfred Mendiola (star witness in Dominguez carnap case); May 6
bullet_black Senen Mendiola (director, SM Prime Holdings, Inc.); November 28
bullet_red Aleem Azis Mimbantas (MILF Vice Chairman for Military Affairs); May 3, age 60
bullet_blue Rose Miranda (Malacañang beat reporter for Abante); May 5, age 39
bullet_black Cecille Blanco-Mitra (widow of former House Speaker Ramon Mitra); December 10, age 76
bullet_red Horacio Morales (former DAR Secretary); February 29, age 68
bullet_red Nelson Morales (former City Engineer, Makati City); September 7, age 55
bullet_orange Roehl Nadurata (Rain or Shine asst. head coach); October 9, age 74
bullet_green Mario O’Hara (film director); June 26, age 66
bullet_black Noel Orate, Sr. (boyfriend of Quezon City Rep. Nanette Castelo-Daza); February 10, age 55
bullet_red Canuto Oreta (mayor, Malabon City); September 3, age 73
bullet_orange Mary Ann Grace Panganiban (Shakey’s V-League courtside reporter); January 30, age 25
bullet_black Ma. Elena Pelaez-Reyes (daughter of former VP Emmanuel Pelaez); April 16, age 65
bullet_red Lourdes Casas Quezon (former PNRC governor, mother of PCDSPO Usec. Manolo Quezon III); October 4, age 84
bullet_orange Manuel Reynante (cyclist); October 26, age 67
bullet_red Jesus “Jesse” Robredo (DILG Secretary); August 18, age 54
bullet_black Julie Ann Rodelas (ABS-CBN talent actress); November 6, age 20
bullet_green Raul Victor Rodrigo (author and historian of the Lopez family); January 30
bullet_red Benjamin Romualdez (former Leyte Governor); February 21, age 81
bullet_green Karl Roy (frontman of rock bands Advent Call, POT and Kapatid); March 13, age 43
bullet_red Jose Sabio (former Court of Appeals Associate Justice); April 17, age 71
bullet_red Jose Cardinal Sanchez (fifth Filipino cardinal); March 9, age 91
bullet_black Dr. Jose Socrates (Bayaning Pilipino Award finalist, 2010); September 23, age 73
bullet_red Musanip Sulaiman (MILF commander); September 25
bullet_red Mario Taguiwalo (former DOH Undersecretary); April 22, age 61
bullet_green Richard Tan (band manager); June 3, age
bullet_blue Isagani Yambot (publisher of the Philippine Daily Inquirer); March 2, age 77

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