Long-time PCIJ staff succumbs to cancer


Posted at Oct 07 2009 07:28 PM | Updated as of Oct 08 2009 03:33 AM

MANILA - Journalist Alecks Pabico, a long-time staff of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), succumbed to liver cancer on Wednesday afternoon.

He was 43.

Pabico reportedly died at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City while undergoing treatment.
His remains will be brought to the University of the Philippines-Diliman Chapel, said Dulce Samar, his former PCIJ colleague.
Pabico was with the PCIJ from 1992 until 2008. He was writer, editor, blogger and also helped train journalists.

His ailment was diagnosed in November 2008. He was rushed to hospital on Tuesday.

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) is an independent, non-profit agency that promotes investigative reporting. It has won numerous awards for its hard-hitting stories on corruption and social ills. -- report from Carmela Fonbuena, abs-cbnNEWS.com/Newsbreak