Late Philemon was taken out of retirement by Post-Courier to work as consultant at the time of his passing. He was working on the newspaper’s plan for the 2017 National General Elections.
Post-Courier editor Todagia Kelola confirmed with Loop PNG that the newspaper’s former editor-in-chief died at 10.45pm yesterday at Port Moresby General Hospital from cardiovascular disease.
Kelola said late Philemon collapsed on Thursday from a suspected heart attack and was rushed to the hospital, and admitted till he lost his battle.
Kelola passed his condolence, on behalf of the Post-Courier staff, to the deceased’s immediate family and said he will be missed in the industry.