17 February 2022
ABS-CBN expresses its deepest condolences to the family of Atty. Ricardo "Dong" Puno Jr., who steered the company's news division to great heights during his tenure as senior vice president of ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs in the 1990s.
With his sharp mind and eloquence, Dong tackled and addressed national issues in a way that viewers could easily understand and connect with for many years, as host of programs such as the iconic "Dong Puno Live."
Fondly called "RVP" in the newsroom, he was a mentor who brought out the best in our journalists, and a leader who inspired the news team to produce relevant and relatable programs while remaining focused and passionate about our service to the Filipino people.
His legacy will continue through our works and our mission. Paalam, Kapamilya Dong!