Aquino visits wake of Abante reporter in Bacoor, Cavite

May 7, 2012 9:51 pm 

MANILA, May 7 — President Benigno S. Aquino III visited on Monday the wake of Abante reporter Rose Miranda, who died last Saturday in her home in Bacoor, Cavite. She died of breast cancer at the age of 39.

The Chief Executive conveyed his condolences to the family of Miranda who covered the Palace beat for several years. Her remains lie in state at the Miranda family residence in Barangay Ligas 2, Bacoor, Cavite.

He stayed in the house of Miranda for several minutes and talked with Rose Miranda's parents Melencio and Mercedes, as well as her sisters Maricel and May Grace.

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Sonny Coloma, likewise, visited Miranda's wake.

Before the start of the regular press briefing in Malacanang on Monday, officers and members of the Malacañang Press Corps observed a moment of silence and prayed for Miranda who passed away after a year-long battle against breast cancer.

Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda expressed his sympathies to Miranda's loved ones.

Born in Bacoor on December 7, 1972, Miranda earned her Bachelor of Journalism degree from the Lyceum of the Philippines University in 1994.

She covered the Makati police, Makati city government and Makati courts, other local government units in the southern part of Metro Manila, as well as the defense beat before she was assigned to cover Malacañang. She served as treasurer of the Malacañang Press Corps from 2006 to 2010 and as secretary from 2010 to 2011. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011.

Interment is scheduled on May 12 at the Silangan Cemetery in Bacoor. (PNA) DCT/PCOO/ssc

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