Broadcaster in Mindoro died of ‘heat stroke’

POSTED: Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

CALAPAN CITY – The intense summer heat being experienced nowadays in the country failed to exempt even newsmen as a local radio station manager in Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro died of cardiac arrest because of heat stroke.


Victor “Vic” Pascua, 59, station manager of local FM station Radyo Natin based in Pinamalayan town in Oriental Mindoro province, suffered stroke while playing cards with another newsman at about 4 PM Wednesday (April 30).

He is survived by his wife and two 20-year old sons.  At the time of his death, Pascua is an active member of the Capitol Press Corps of Oriental Mindoro.

According to the report, while Pascua and local newsman Dors Layante was playing tong-its, a local card game, just outside the booth of their radio station, he complained of too much heat.  Immediately after saying his plaint, Pascua fell from his chair while clinging to his left breast.

He was immediately taken to nearby Delos Reyes Medical Clinic but doctors there pronounced the said station manager to be “dead on arrival (DOA).”

Pascua’s remains are now being interred at the funeral in his radio station in Pinamalayan town.  He will be laid to rest this week in this city where he was born.( By JUANCHO R. MAHUSAY)


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