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Cunanan passes away

Former Ambassador and Lt. General Thelmo Cunanan died Sunday in Manila, his family informed the DAILY STAR in an email announcement yesterday.

He was 73.

Cunanan, who was born in Silay City, was a member of the West Point Military Academy Class of 1961. He was formerly ambassador to Cambodia, former president of the Philippine National Oil Company, and former chairman of the Social Security System.

He is survived by his wife, journalist and former Daily Inquirer columnist Belinda Olivares Cunanan, his children Christine and Keichi, Buddy and King, and Conrad and Myra, and grandchildren Tanako and Christopher.

A wake will be held starting today until Saturday at the Heritage Memoral Chapels in Fort Bonifacio, Makati, where daily evening masses will be held with special masses by Fr. Percy Coching, SVD on Tuesday at 8 p.m. and Fr. Tito Caluag on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Interment will be held on Saturday after a 1 p.m. mass at the Heritage Memorial Park.

Friends and relatives of the family may ask for further information by calling up his daughter, Christine, at 0917-813-8400.*




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