BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – The Negros Press Club mourns today as it lost two of its members passed away: sports writer and editor Jerome Galunan, and veteran radio broadcaster Rushmore Ubas.
The NPC, in its official statement, pays tribute to Galunan, whom colleagues remember as “someone who is hardworking and dedicated to his professions both in the education sector and the community media, and for being a faithful and loyal family man”.
The NPC also pays homage to Ubas, a veteran radio anchorman “known for his straightforward reporting, and insightful and dynamic commentaries”. Ubas was a former assistant station manager and anchorman of Bombo Radyo-Bacolod before he worked for Muews FM then finally joined the Radyo Bandera Sweet FM Bacolod in 2017.
Galunan, meanwhile was a sports blogger and a teacher. He was previously a sports writer for Watchmen Daily Journal and also contributes stories for Sun.Star Bacolod, while working as editor of Sportsjourn.com.
They both succumbed to COVID-19 according to accounts.
NPC president Yves Montecillo urged its members to stay united and pray for the souls of Ubas and Galunan.
Montecillo also sent condolences to families of the reporters, saying, “I urge all NPC members to continue implementing the health standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to get vaccinated if possible,” Montecillo said.