Broadcasting icon and former senator Eddie Ilarde dies at 85

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 5) – Broadcasting pioneer and former senator Eddie Ilarde succumbed on Tuesday to natural causes, his daughter Liza confirmed on her social media account. He was 85.

Liza stated in her Facebook post there will be no wake for his father, in light of the current imposition of the modified enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ilarde would have turned 86 on August 25.