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Former Press Secretary Gomez III dies while on a pilgrimage

Former Press Secretary Tomas “Buddy” Gomez III dies in Spain

MANILA – Former Press Secretary Tomas “Buddy” Gomez III died at age 86 while on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain Thursday, July 22.

“It is with deep sorrow in our hearts, we announce the passing of TOMAS “Buddy” GOMEZ III, who left us on July 22,2021 while doing the Camino to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain,” CHR Commissioner Karen Gomez Dumpit said in her Facebook post.

She called on everyone to pray for the eternal repose of her father’s soul.

He was born in Calbayog City in Samar on March 25,1935 and worked with one of the top Filipino corporations. He was once Consul General to Honolulu in 1986.

In 1994, he was appointed by President Fidel V. Ramos as IBC Channel 13 President. (Melo M. Acuña)

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