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Journalism faculty member Mario Urrutia III dies at 30

Journalism faculty member Mario Urrutia III dies at 30

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by NILLICENT BAUTISTA JOURNALISM FACULTY member and former GMA news producer Mario Urrutia III passed away on March 2. He was 30 years old. Urrutia's death was confirmed by the UST Journalism Society, the official student organization of the journalism program, through a Facebook post. His cause of death was not disclosed. “Sir Mario Urrutia…you’ve been among the professors who believed in our potentials despite journalism being a challenging program, and we couldn’t thank you enough for the confidence boost you gave us…Rest well up there, Sir. We’ll make you proud,” UST Journalism Society president Marymon Reyes said. Urrutia was a media relations officer of the National Task Force Against COVID-19. Urrutia obtained his master’s degree in media practice at the Universit...