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Baguio photojournalist succumbs to COVID-19

Baguio photojournalist succumbs to COVID-19

(Philstar.com) - May 25, 2021 - 1:44pm

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — Another journalist in the northern Philippines succumbed to COVID19 Tuesday morning.

Cesar Reyes, 61, a photojournalist for the People's Journal, died Tuesday morning at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, where he had been confined since May 19. 

Reyes tested positive for COVID-19 on May 18 after two weeks of having difficulty in breathing and a fever.

He was brought to the BGH's COVID-19 isolation facility and three days later moved to the BGH Intensive Care Unit (ICU) because of very low oxygen levels.  He had been comatose since then.

On Tuesday morning, his heart stopped beating. Medical personnel managed to revive him two times but he eventually died.

Cesar — Cez to his colleagues — was a member of the board of the Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club Inc. (BCBC),  the longest running media club north of Manila and was a member of the National Press Club.

He also once headed the Cordillera PNP Press Corps and was also affiliated with the Baguio Media Shooters' Association, Inc.

Reyes, born on September 2, 1959 in San Fabian, Pangasinan, is survived by his wife Isabelita and three children.

Reyes' demise from COVID-19 came after Philippine Star Cagayan correspondent Raymung Catindig also succumbed to COVID-19 towards the end of April in Ilagan City, Isabela.

BAGUIO CITY BAGUIO GENERAL HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER NOVEL CORONAVIRUS
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