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BAGUIO CITY -- Baguio's oldest practicing journalist Cecile Afable died Tuesday due to lingering ailment. She was 95.
Afable held the longest editorship of the "Baguio Midland Courier," the widely-circulated provincial newspaper in Norther Luzon founded by the late lawyer Sinai Hamada after World War II.
"The Gutsy Lady," as she was described by the younger journalists in this mountain resort, showed the way of being critical in writings to bring to the attention of the authorities the perceived ills in the society.
Afable was a descendant of the illustrious Mateo Carino, who was the former owner of what is now Baguio City. This could be the reason why "Manang Cecille" became one of the advocates of environment protection here, especially the remaining Busol watershed and other forested areas in the city.
Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club president Harley Palangchao said various eulogies are scheduled at the Afable's residence along P. Burgos St. here.