Loy Palapos’ interment Saturday
by ARIEL E. FULLIDO
A dedicated civic leader, well-admired writer/columnist, radio commentator, beloved professor/teacher and academician and excellent PR man, Loreto Monceda Palapos, fondly called “Sir Loy” by his peers and acquaintances, will be laid to rest on Saturday, February 21, 9 AM, at the Victoria Memorial Park, Taloto Drive, this city.
The PR Manager of the Alturas Group of Companies and President of the Bohol Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI), Sir Loy died last Valentine’s Day, February 14, at the Medical City in Ortigas, Pasig, after a lingering bout of diabetes.
He is survived by wife Ma. Guadalupe; children Mariella Rhea and Atty. Reynaldo Dizon, Mira Rima and Alhirt Llubit, and Maida Riva and Rainier Jamir; and grandchildren Martin Ricardo, Alessandra Marie, Mita Rahaela, Andre Miko, and Zach.
His remains now lie in state at Funeraria Gomez with memorial services and masses scheduled daily at 8 PM. Interment will be on Saturday, February 21, 9 AM, at Victoria Memorial Park, after the requiem mass at St. Joseph Cathedral.
The bereaved family expresses their heartfelt gratitude and sincerest appreciation to all who offered masses and prayers, sent flowers and messages of sympathy and who in countless ways condoled with and comforted them in their hour of bereavement.
Sir Loy used to write regularly for his well-read column, “Bohol’s Choice Cuts”, in this paper, and anchor a 30-minute public affairs, information, news and commentary radio program at DYRD, “Nangutana Lang…,” which is already 15 years old in the airlanes.
He was also very active in different civic organizations, being with the Bohol Jaycees for several years in the 70s, in varied positions. He was Secretary and later Director of the Kiwanis Club of Tagbilaran, Vice President of the Mt. Banat-I Lions Club, Director of the Rotary Club of Tagbilaran, Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Chairman of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Council, Founding Chairman of the City Cooperative Development Council, and with the BCBP (Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals), he used to be the Breakfast Fellowship Head and Editor of Agape.
Representing Governor Erico Aumentado, Sir Loy was Chairman of TIPC (Tripartite Industrial Peace Council) for three years. He founded and became the first President of BTMA (Bohol Tri-Media Association). He also served as Resident Manager of Bohol Beach Club, and even the former radio station manager of DXSN in Surigao. He also hosted “One-ON-One” in TV 12, interviewing local and national personalities, like Senator Narciso Pimentel, and Christopher de Leon.
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