A void in journalism

/ 04:50 AM May 24, 2011

THE NATIONAL Union of Journalists of the Philippines grieves the loss of esteemed colleague, good friend and respected mentor Lourdes E. Simbulan, or Chit Estella, as we all knew her both professionally and personally.

Chit died when the taxi she was riding in was rammed by a speeding bus near the Ayala Technohub in Philcoa, Quezon City around 6 p.m. on May 13, 2011.
She was one of the founders of Vera Files, the respected and fiercely independent investigative journalism outfit, and also worked as editor in chief of Pinoy Times and managing editor of The Manila Times.


Notwithstanding the name she had made and the respect she had earned in the profession, Chit was never one to stint at sharing her knowledge and wisdom with others, especially journalists of the emerging generation.

This is why she also chose to become a journalism professor at the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
Her passing will leave a void in Philippine journalism that will be hard, if ever, to fill.
To everyone who knew, loved and respected Chit, our heartfelt condolences.


Barangay Laging Handa,
Quezon City

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Chit Estella, Journalism, killer highway, Lourdes E. Simbullan, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP), Road accidents, Vera Files
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.