Angelo Castro died on April 5, 2012

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.

Castro was known for anchoring ABS-CBN’s “The World Tonight,” an English-language newscast.

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.”

Arroyo wishes for prosperity as she turns 65

DETAINED former President-turned-Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will celebrate his 65th birthday this Maundy Thursday, April 5.

Arroyo is currently under hospital arrest at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) for electoral sabotage charges. (more)