German Moreno’s weeklong curtain call
JUST as the whole world was beginning life a new with the turn of the year, veteran host, actor, producer, and star-maker German “Kuya Germs” Moreno took his final bow. The Master Showman, as the staunch showbiz pillar was fondly called, passed away on the wee hours of January 8 after succumbing to cardiac arrest. He was 82.
More than just a household name, Moreno is considered by many artists as their second father. He discovered and developed some of the biggest names in show business today. Up until his mortal body allowed him, Moreno continued to open the gateway to this cutthroat industry for young showbiz hopefuls.
Truly a legend in Philippine showbiz, it was but fitting and expected that the stars descended upon the Master Showman’s final days before he was laid to rest.
Today, The Sunday Times Magazine looks back on his week-long curtain call through the lens of The Manila Times Photographers.
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Wake at Mt. Carmel Church
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Necrological service at GMA Network Center
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Interment at Loyola Memorial Park