Lopez, ex-Standard editor, passes away

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.

Topics: Ishko Lopez , Society of Entertainment Editors , Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors , Presidential News Desk

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