Saturday, May 23, 2009 [ sunstar.com.ph ]
By Lydia C. Pendon
LONE city Congressman Raul Gonzalez Jr. has expressed sadness over the death of noted realtor Quin Baterna, saying the latter’s death is a big loss to the Ilonggos.
Gonzalez said Baterna and his group based in Metro Manila donated P1 million to the flood victims of Typhoon Frank last June 2008 and the check was given to the office of the congressman for distribution to the flood victims in Iloilo City.
Baterna is a native of Ajuy, Iloilo and a realtor who owns a big realty firm in Manila and Iloilo City. He is married to realtor Gregoria Tubar of San Dionisio, Iloilo.
Aside from his realty business, he is also a noted Ilonggo writer, novelist, broadcaster, and event promoter. He is said to have helped several Iloilo media practitioners who were stranded in Manila.
He succumbed to prostate cancer on Friday, May 22, 2009 in Metro Manila.