RIP Teddy Benigno

Filipino journalism lost a venerable institution last week, with the death of Teddy Benigno, most recently known as the Philstar columnist, but also AFP Manila Bureau Chief from 1962 to 1987, and Cory Aquino’s Press Secretary from 1987 to 1989. I’ve quoted from Teddy Benigno heavily when commenting on current events in the Philippines, and though I would later be at odds with his constantly dire “social volcano” predictions, I still respected him as a wonderfully accomplished and eloquent journalist. He will be missed.

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