By BIN | 08:25 AM May 26, 2022
Veteran journalist-lawyer Danilo “Dandan” Bantugan passed away early Thursday morning, May 26. He was 57.
His close friends confirmed his passing. Further details have yet to be announced.
Bantugan was part of the legal team and transition team of Governor-elect Erico Aristotle Aumentado.
In a Facebook post, Aumentado condoled with the family of Bantugan.
“Rest in peace, Atty Dandan Bantugan. 🙏 You are part of my victory! Your service, dedication and strong commitment toward true change has inspired me so much to work hard from day 1 till our victory. The loss of Nong Boy Pernia had pained me so much. However , having you in the team has boosted our confidence and moved us to continue the fight no matter how tough the battle was. Thank you for being there for me when I needed you most. Words aren’t enough to convey my deepest gratitude to you, Atty. Dan. It is with heavy heart that we see you go. I pray that you will find eternal peace with our Lord Almighty,” said Aumentado.
Bantugan wanted to be a priest and a stage actor. In his college days, he was a student leader.
Bantugan was a reporter and columnist (Obiter Dictum) of the Bohol Chronicle. He also anchored dyRD’s Inyong Alagad.
He was elected councilor in Tagbilaran City for two terms (2001 to 2007). He was instrumental in the Integration of the Multiple Intelligence Scheme in the Day Care Centers.
At the time of his death, Bantugan was an accredited broadcast journalist of the Kapisanan Ng Mga Brodkaster Ng Pilipinas (KBP), publisher of Bohol Sunday News and 92.7 Bee FM and executive vice president of Bohol Tri-Media Association (BTMA).