Jurado, 86
Veteran journalist Guillermo “Willie” Jurado died in his sleep at his home in Daly City, California on June 2. He was 86.

Jurado had suffered from Parkinson’s Disease, a weak heart, and diabetes, among other complications before his death, according to his brother, Manila Standard Today columnist Emil Jurado.

In 1984, the late Jurado founded The Eye, a tabloid exposing anomalies. When he moved to the United States in 1988, he took the tabloid with him and continued its operations with the help of his wife Lita and children.

His journalism career spanning more than 60 years, Jurado is a lifetime member of the National Press Club.

Jurado was a war veteran, having joined the Death March during the Japanese occupation. He was also the manager of the Manila International Airport during the Marcos admi-nistration.

Cuevas, 68
Manila Standard Today sports editor Roberto Cuevas succumbed to a heart attack on June 22. He was 68.

Cuevas began his journalism career at the Manila Chronicle in the 1950s. During the martial law years, he was sports editor of The Daily Express and then in The Manila Times after the first Edsa uprising. Ten years later, he moved to the Manila Standard.

He was president of the Philippine Sportswriters Association twice.

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