Veteran Journalist late Oseah Philemon

Former governor pays tribute to Philemon

"He thought of the majority of the people and stood tall by his words." This was how former Morobe governor, Luther Wenge, described the former Post-Courier chief editor.

He paid tribute during the funeral at the St Paul Lutheran Church in Lae yesterday.

Wenge said Oseah was a no-nonsense man who didn't affiliate with any political parties or mingle with politicians. He was purely neutral.

Morobe has truly lost a leader who fought and stood for all Papua New Guineans and developed the country through his fair and just writing, said the former governor.

Accolades flow for late Oseah Philemon

About 300 people turned up for the funeral service at the Sione Kami Memorial church in Port Moresby to pay their last respects. The coffin of late Philemon spent the early part of the morning at the Post-Courier head office at Lawes Road for staff to pay their last respects. The hearse was then brought up the Poreporena Freeway to the church for the service.