MANILA — PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER statement on the passing of editor in chief Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc:

It is with deep sorrow that the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports the death of its esteemed editor in chief.

The Inquirer condoles with the Jimenez and Magsanoc families.

The country has lost a bedrock of journalism. And we, the inquirer family and her family in the profession, feel the incalculable loss of a well-loved leader, a mentor, a friend. We pray for strength in this hour of bereavement. PNA/