The Negros Press Club lost two of its longtime mediamen-members Rushmore Ubas and Jerome Galunan, who both succumbed to COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 15, NPC president Yves Montecillo said.
Ubas, 54, 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 and became the anchor of 11 MBPS public service program.
Galunan, 41, was a sports blogger and a teacher. He was previously a sports writer for Watchmen Daily Journal. He also contributes stories for SunStar Bacolod, while working as an editor of Sportsjourn.com and being a teacher at Sum-ag National High School in Bacolod.
Galunan, was not vaccinated against COVID-19, while Ubas had received a Johnson and Johnson jab.
Montecillo urged the NPC members to stay united and pray for the repose of the souls of Ubas and Galunan.
Montecillo also sent his condolences to the families of Ubas and Galunan.
“I urged all NPC members to continue implementing the health standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to get vaccinated if possible,” Montecillo said.*