Journalist and screenplay writer Ishko Lopez died of cardiac arrest yesterday. He was 72.
He served under two presidents – Gloria Arroyo and Benigno Aquino III – in various capacities, including as speech writer and head of the Presidential News Desk.
He wrote the screenplay of classics such as Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop sa Balat ng Lupa; Pagputi ng Uwak…Pag-itim ng Tagak; and Reputasyon, among others.
He was a member of SEED (Society of Entertainment Editors), the forerunner of what is now the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEED).
Lopez was a former lifestyle editor of Manila Standard.