Rest in peace: Veteran anchor Twink Macaraig dies

Rest in peace: Veteran anchor Twink Macaraig dies

- Veteran journalist Twink Macaraig died after many years of battling cancer

- The sad news was confirmed by News 5 with a heartfelt Facebook post

- Macaraig’s first battle with cancer happened in the early 2000s but the illness returned in 2016

- She is known for her shows such as ANC’s “Dateline Philippines” and “The Brew

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Twink Macaraig, a well-known veteran journalist, has passed away after years of battling cancer.

The sad news was confirmed by News 5 with a Facebook post that reads: “Pumanaw na ang veteran journalist at News5 anchor na si Twink Macaraig matapos ang pakikipaglaban sa sakit na cancer. A fighter to the end, rest in peace.”

Macaraig’s first battle with cancer happened in the early 2000s but the illness returned in 2016, according to a report by ABS-CBN News.

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In her article on The Philippine Star last year, she discussed why she continued to battle cancer and refused to give up.

"Because not fighting would ignore the very real option that still exists: the handful of brave, honorable souls putting their lives on the line on the firm belief that the Filipino people can get better; can choose to get better; deserve better. They represent, if not a cure, the lone path to a cure too late for my benefit, perhaps, but for the next generation,” she wrote.

Twink Macaraig was a veteran journalist known for her shows such as ANC’s “Dateline Philippines” and “The Brew.” She also used to be Channel News Asia’s Filipino bureau chief. Macaraig is survived by her husband Paulo Alcazaren and their son.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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