Efren F. Elbanbuena, former regional director of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Davao Region, passed away around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, at the San Pedro Hospital in Davao City. He was 66.
Elbanbuena’s niece, Grace Gecosala Santos, announced his death on Facebook at around 9:00 a.m. and asked for prayers from his family and friends for her uncle.
“Today is a sad day for our family because the last member of our El Flo (Elbanbuena-Flores) Clan passed away just this morning, April 2, 2019. Asking for your prayers for the repose of his soul Efren Flores Elbanbuena. Rest in peace my dear uncle.. You will be sadly missed.. Goodbye, Choy,” Santos wrote.
Prayers and condolences from family, friends, and media colleagues poured on Elbanbuena’s timeline.