Veteran journalist Twink Macaraig passes away

Consuelo Marquez

January 14, 2020 10:29pm

MANILA, Philippines --- Veteran journalist Muriel "Twink" Macaraig died at age 55 on Tuesday after years of battling cancer, according to News5.

In a Facebook post, News5 said Macaraig, one of their television anchors and a columnist of the Philippine Star, has succumbed to cancer.

Colleagues in the media industry and other personalities also expressed their sympathies with Macaraig's passing.

Macaraig wrote her last column for the Philippine Star on April 28, 2019.

Macaraig served as a part-time member of the faculty of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication.

She was also a former vice president of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP).

She was one of the six children of Catalino Macaraig Jr., who served as executive secretary of President Corazon Aquino, and Araceli Villareal Andaya.