BOCAUE, Bulacan: A former editor-in-chief of The Manila Times, Frederick “Ricky” K. Agcaoili died peacefully in
his sleep at 5:45 a.m., Wednesday morning, after a bout with pneumonia. He was 72.
A veteran and respected editor, he last worked as a consultant at Business Insight Malaya upon his retirement as section editor at Manila Bulletin in 2012.
He was editor-in-chief of The Manila Times under the Gokongweis and its executive editor under Chino Roces. He was among the founding editors of The Philippine Star.
Agcaoili also worked as an editor at the Tribune, Times Journal, Times Mirror, Philippine Daily Express and Evening News. He also served as editor of the Presidential Press Office during the administrations of President Fidel V. Ramos and President Gloria M. Arroyo.
His remains lie in state at Chapel C, Krus na Wawa Memorial Park, 371 MacArthur Highway, Barangay Wakas, in this town.
His cremated remains will be brought to the Garden of the Divine Word Chapel, Christ the King Seminary Compound, 1101 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Quezon City on Saturday, November 26 at 8 p.m.
Interment will be on Sunday, November 27, at 11 am.
He is survived by Zeny and Meloi, Allan, Pinky, Peachy, Jay, Agnes, Xavier and TJ.