JULY 2017


Famed Filipino artist Mauro ‘Malang’ Santos; 89

Famed Filipino artist Mauro “Malang” Santos died on June 10 after a lingering illness. He was 89.

Santos, commonly known by the mononym Malang, was an icon in the local art scene and was recognized by both his peers and art patrons for his works on various subjects such as women, plants, and urban city scenes. His works have become prized possessions of art lovers and critics alike.

Malang created Kosme, the Cop, Retired, the country’s first English-language daily comic strip, for the evening edition of the defunct Manila Chronicle. In 1955, Malang established the Bughouse, a gallery specializing in cartoons. In 1966, Malang launched Art for the Masses, a project that brought printmaking to a larger number of artwork enthusiasts at affordable prices.

He is survived by his children Steve and Liza Santos, Simon and Gloria Santos, Sarah and Jimmy Ruiz, and Soler and Mona Santos, and grandchildren and great grandchildren. Steve and Soler are also artists.

The wake for Malang was held at Arlington Memorial Chapels in Quezon City.

(Inquirer News Service)


Salome S. Orillo, 85

Salome S. Orillo, 85, of Franklin Park, IL, died on June 21 at age 85. She was originally from Marikina. Wife of the late Lujano V., mother of Eloisa (Cef) Fernando, Elaine (late Brad) Tate and Emmanuel (Alice). Grandmother of Aaron, Jordan, Courtney, Austin, Andrew and Emma. Sibling of Lita, Conse, late Vicki, late Enciong, late Jesus and Hernando "Nani." Sister-in-law of Aurea, Maria, Roberta, Miniang and Tessie.

She graduated from the University of the East. Worked as a CNA at Norwegian Hospital for 38 years.

Wake held June 23 at Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Niles. Funeral starting from the funeral home going in procession to St. Gertrude Church for memorial Mass. Burial at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery, Northlake, IL.


Crisencia M. Liwag, 83

Crisencia M. Liwag, 83, of Inverness, Illinois, passed away on May 21 at the age of 83. She was the mother of Roland Liwag. Sister of Conrado Mendoza. Wife of Jose Liwag. Visitation May 29 at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home in Palatine. Funeral Mass held at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery.


Teresita G. Valdez, 69

Teresita Gapasin Valdez passed away on May 27. She was 69. Teresita was the youngest girl of 11 children. She was predeceased by her husband Gregorio. Mother to Tyrone (Evelyn), Gracetina (Marx), Glenn, Trizelda (Juan), Gleacila (Dave). Grandmother to Alexander, Asialynn, Nicole, Mariella, Tamara, Jayden, Tailynn and Benny. Wake held at Drake & Son Funeral Home in Chicago. Mass of Christian burial held at St. Hilary Church.


Fe C. Espinosa, 65

Fe C. Espinosa passed away on June 6. She was 65. Wake held at Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines, IL. Funeral Mass held at St. Zachary Church. Interment at All Saints Cemetery.


Annabelle Burns, 75

Annabelle Burns died on June 12. She was 75. Resident of Chicago. Wake held at Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home. Memorial mass held at St. Isaac Jogues Parish.


Azucena S. Rivera, 75

Azucena Santos Rivera died on May 29 at the age of 75. Wake held at Drake & Son Funeral Home in Chicago, IL. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Hilary Church. Interment Rosehill Cemetery.




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