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ABS-CBN releases statement on the passing of veteran broadcaster Ricardo ‘Dong’ Puno Jr.

Dong Puno passed away on February 15 due to a lingering illness at the age of 76.

ABS-CBN releases statement on the passing of veteran broadcaster Ricardo ‘Dong’ Puno Jr.-Push Team
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02/18/2022 01:55 PM
ABS-CBN releases statement on the passing of veteran broadcaster Ricardo ‘Dong’ Puno Jr.

ABS-CBN has released a statement regarding the passing of veteran journalist Ricardo “Dong” Puno Jr. on Friday, February 18.  
 
“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!” the statement read.   
 

 
Dong Puno, as he was fondly addressed by the public, was an ABS-CBN broadcaster for many years. His commentary show Dong Puno Live ran from 1995 to 2005, and he also became part of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs as the senior vice president during the ‘90s.
 
He passed away last February 15 due to a lingering illness at the age of 76.