CHR chair Chito Gascon succumbs to COVID-19, dies at 57

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MANILA, Philippines — Commission on Human Rights chair Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon died of COVID-19, brother confirmed in a post. “Sa dami mong Laban, sa COVID pa tayo na talo! Love you Kuya! RIP Chito Gascon,” Miguel Gascon wrote. Following this post, tributes for the human rights crusader poured in. Singer Jim Paredes said he was saddened by the demise of Gascon. Chito Gascon, CHR Chair, died this morning. Haaaay..I am so very sad. — Jim (@Jimparedes) October 8, 2021 Former Ifugao Rep. and Liberal Party vice president Teddy Baguilat honored Gascon, who he descr…

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