|Isagani Yambot (right) with the Late Jose Pavia, the former executive director of PPI, and Joey Aguilar, the editor-in-chief of Punto Central Luzon. Photo taken at during a PPI workshop at Cagayan De Oro City in October 2009.|
The Philippine Press Institute is deeply saddened by the passing of veteran journalist Isagani Yambot. He was 79.
Gani, as was fondly called by his colleagues in the industry and those close to him succumbed to cardiac arrest evening of March 2. Early this week, he underwent quadruple by-pass operation was said to be recuperating.
Mr. Yambot was publisher of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and trustee of the Philippine Press Institute. He served for two consecutive years as chairman-president of the Institute from April 2009 to June 2011.
The PPI statement reads:
The Philippine Press Institute is deeply saddened by the passing of Isagani Yambot, a true journalist and gentlemen. He will be greatly missed by the profession.