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June Keithley-Castro wake, funeral set

/ 07:26 PM November 25, 2013

VOICE OF RADYO BANDIDO. Catholic nuns gather in front of the casket of June Keithley-Castro (inset), who lost her battle against breast cancer at the age of 66. Keithley was one of the key players during the Edsa People Power Revolution as announcer of the rebel radio station Radyo Bandido that rallied Filipinos to support forces that broke away from former President Ferdinand Marcos. Her body lies at St. Ignatius Cathedral in Camp Aguinaldo. JOAN BONDOC

MANILA, Philippines – The wake for veteran broadcaster June Keithley-Castro will be at the St. Ignatius Church in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, until Thursday.

The funeral will be held at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina on Friday.

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Keithley-Castro, who played a vital role during the crucial hour of the Edsa People Power 1 that toppled the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, succumbed to cancer Sunday night.

On learning of the passing of Keithley-Castro, Malacañang issued a statement expressing its sadness.

“June Keithley-Castro’s battle with cancer–which she had waged since 2009–is at an end. To her last breath she exemplified courage and faith. Her courage enabled her to confront her illness, but also that of her husband, Angelo Castro Jr., whose death we all mourned in 2012, with dignity and the kind of serenity that can only come from an uncompromising faith in the goodness of God and trust in His plan for all things,” it said.

In paying her tribute, Malacañang said the nation in extending the deepest sympathy to her children.

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