VETERAN broadcast journalist Angelo Castro Jr. died on April 5, 2012 due to lung cancer at the Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City. He was 67.
He started anchoring The World Tonight in 1986 after it went back on air, following the Edsa Revolution, until 1999 when it was moved to ANC, ABS-CBN’s news channel.
He anchored the show together with Tina Monzon-Palma on weekdays.
He was forced to take a break due to his illness. He returned to the show in 2011.
Castro is survived by his wife June Keithly Castro, who is also fighting against breast cancer; his son Diego and a daughter.
ABS-CBN, where Castro served as the senior vice president for news affairs in 2000, sent its condolences to Castro’s family and relatives.
It described Castro as an epitome of “professionalism, creativity and passion for perfection.”