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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Mar 7, 2016

Let's Pray For The Repose Of Young ABS-CBN Directors Wenn Deramas And Francis Pasion

ON THE DAY that Director Wenn Deramas was laid to rest in Himlayang Pilipino last Sunday, another ABS-CBN director was found dead in his apartment in Quezon City, Director Francis Pasion. As we write this, the police are still investigating the cause of his demise, but it’s most likely he’s a victim of heart attack. He’s only 38 years old while Direk Wenn is 49 years old.

Direk Francis is best known for the acclaimed indie films he did, notably “Jay” (which won Baron Geisler a best actor award and Coco Martin a best supporting actor award in 2008), “Sampaguita” and “Bwaya” (2014, which won awards abroad.) On TV, he co-directed soaps like “Sabel”, “Kahit Konting Pagtingin”, “Princess and I”, “Binondo Girl”, “My Little Juan” and “On the Wings of Love”. He’s also a patron of the arts who was financially helping art students of EARIST, who’ll surely miss him.

Let’s pray for the repose of his soul. Condolences to his bereaved family. Let’s also pray for talent manager Cornelia Lee aka former comedian Angge, ang Balugang Gala, who had a heart attack and is now confined in the hospital. Let’s lift her up to the Lord for quick and total healing.