Inquirer publisher yumao na
SUMAKABILANG-BUHAY na ang publisher ng Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) na si Isagani Yambot.
Ito ang kinumpirma ng PDI sa inilabas nilang opisyal na pahayag kaninang umaga (Marso 3).
Bagama’t hindi pa na-idetalye ang sanhi ng pagkamatay ni Yambot, nagpasamalat naman agad ang nasabing pahayagan sa naging ambag ng beteranong mamamahayag sa larangan ng pamamahayag.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved publisher Isagani “Gani” Yambot. He will surely be missed but his spirit lives on in the work we do to ensure editorial policies are closely followed. We are very grateful for all of his contributions and we applaud his passion and commitment to his work. We request that you join us in prayer for the eternal repose of his soul,” bahagi ng statement ng Inquirer.
Nagpaabot na rin ng pakikiramay ang Malacañang sa pagyao ni Yambot.
“We believe it is no exaggeration to say the entire fourth estate wished Isagani Yambot well, as he underwent cardiac bypass surgery. It has come as a profound shock to hear his bereaved family announce his passing,” ayon kay Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. “Isagani Yambot was a newsman in the no-holds-barred days before martial law, and continued in the profession in the oppressive martial law years; he was one of the links with the pre-martial law press who mentored a new generation of journalists to understand just how much a free press matters, and who stood shoulder to shoulder with his peers each and every time free speech came under attack after EDSA.” Robert C Ticzon