MANILA – Veteran journalist Joel Palacios was among those killed in a stabbing incident in a Pasay City condominium on Tuesday night, August 29.
He was 70.
Palacios was part of the editorial desks of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Today, and Manila Standard; and was a Philippine correspondent of the South China Morning Post and Reuters.
Palacios headed the press office of the US Embassy in Manila from 1992 to 1996, and served as Social Security System spokesman and assistant vice president for media affairs for 15 years, or until his retirement in 2012.
He taught journalism at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, and was an associate dean of the College of Mass Communication of the Universidad de Manila. – Rappler.com