MANILA, Feb. 26 — Atty. Manuel Oñate Morente Sr., a former two-term mayor of Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro and father of Philippines News Agency senior editor Luis A. Morente, died at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City on Wednesday morning (Feb. 26). He was 93 years old.
Born on Nov. 1, 1920, Morente joined the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) during World II and was among those who survived the infamous Bataan Death March in 1942.
He also served as senior legal officer in Malacanang until 1965.
He is survived by wife Emma Ausan, children Manuel Jr., Angelina, Patricia, Eduardo, Luis, Cynthia, Roberto, Victor and Carlo; daughters- and sons-in-law, and grandchildren.
The family said viewing of his remains will be at Sanctuarium Marigold Chapel 309, 3rd Floor, No. 739 G. Araneta Avenue, Quezon City.
Details of interment will be announced later. (PNA)