June Keithley

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June Keithley-Castro
Born June Keithley
(1947-03-10)10 March 1947
Manila, Philippines
Died 24 November 2013(2013-11-24) (aged 66)
St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Resting place Loyola Memorial Park, Marikina City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Broadcaster, Marian devotee
Spouse(s) Angelo Ylagan Castro, Jr. (deceased)
Children Angelo Diego Castro III
Gabriella Castro
Angelica Castro

June Keithley-Castro (10 March 1947 – 24 November 2013)[1][2] was a Filipina actress and broadcast journalist.

Early life[edit]

Castro was born to a Cebuano mother and an American father. She studied at St. Paul College, where she was mentored by James B. Reuter. She married broadcaster Angelo Castro, Jr. in 1973 and the couple had three children: Diego, an actor and anchor of UNTV,[3] Gabriella, and Angelica.

Acting career[edit]

Prior to becoming a journalist, Castro had a television and film career. She was part of the cast in the defunct ABS-CBN comedy-gag show Super Laff-In from 1969 until 1972. She appeared in several films, including Durog (1971), and Lunes, Martes, Miyerkules, Huwebes, Biyernes, Sabado, Linggo (1976).[4]

People Power Revolution[edit]

At the height of People Power Revolution of 1986, Castro was working at Radyo Bandido and called on the Filipino people to come to EDSA.[citation needed]

Illness and death[edit]

In 2009, Castro was diagnosed with breast cancer and told she had three years to live.[5] She died, aged 66, on 24 November 2013, at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Makati City, Metro Manila.[6][7]

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda issued a statement announcing her death on Philippine television.[8]

Affiliations[edit]

Castro hosted a religious program called "The Woman clothed with the Sun".[9]

Awards[edit]

During the administration of Corazon Aquino, Castro was conferred the Philippine Legion of Honor, becoming a reservist in the Armed Forces of the Philippines with the rank of general.[10]

In 2013, she and Reuter were given a plaque of recognition and the Spirit of EDSA award during the 27th year commemoration of the EDSA People Power Revolution.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "June Keithley passes away". ABS-CBN News. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Staff. "June Keithley Castro dies at 66". Rappler.com. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Diego Castro III profile". Untvweb. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  4. ^ PEP.ph. "June Keithley, veteran broadcaster and People Power hero, dies at 66". PEP.ph. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "June Keithley Castro and her battle with cancer". ABS-CBN News. 2 April 2012. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  6. ^ June Keithley passes away, newsinfo.inquirer.net; accessed 4 August 2015.
  7. ^ June Keithley dies, rappler.com; accessed 4 August 2015.
  8. ^ "June Keithley Castro and her battle with cancer". Archived from the original on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  9. ^ June Keithley on Internet Movie Database
  10. ^ "June Keithley-Castro to receive full military honors". Yahoo! News. 26 November 2013. Archived from the original on 28 November 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "June Keithley honored during EDSA commemoration". ABS-CBN News. 25 February 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013.