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Radio-TV-film scriptwriter Loida F. Viriña, 88

By: - Desk Editor
/ 05:42 PM May 13, 2019

MANILA, Philippines–Veteran scriptwriter Loida Flores-Viriña, whose long career spanned radio, television and film, died today, May 13, of complications from breast cancer.

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She was 88.

Viriña seemed destined to work in media–starting as a young voice talent on the original radio soap opera “Gulong ng Palad,” which her elder sister, Carolina Flores-Trinidad (more famous as Lina Flor), also acted in and wrote the script.

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Eventually, Viriña took over writing the script for “Gulong ng Palad” when it crossed over to TV and even had a film version.

Viriña went on to write for a variety of TV shows including comedies like “Si Tatang Kasi” and “Home Along the Riles.”

She is survived by five of her six children with the late Ben Viriña: Cynthia, Conrado, Carlito, Christopher, and Benjamin Jr.

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