Photo from Jojo A. Robles' Facebook profile
FORMER MANILA Standard editor-in-chief Jojo A. Robles passed away on Thursday, May 23, due to a lingering illness. He was 57.
Starting as a researcher when he joined the Standard, Robles worked his way up to become a reporter, deskman, metro desk editor, national editor, and finally as editor-in-chief of the paper in May 2005. Robles left the Standard after a reorganization but later rejoined it in December 2014.
Robles resigned from the Standard in June 2016 to focus on writing his column, "Lowdown", which he carried over to The Manila Times in March 2018. His last column for the paper appeared In January.
Robles' other engagements include being a program anchor and co-producer in dwIZ's political radio show "Karambola," a news director for dzRH, a news editor at the now defunct The Evening Paper, and editor-in-chief of the Azkals Futbol Magazine until 2012.
His remains lie at the Arlington Memorial Chapels in Quezon City. His interment is scheduled for May 28 at the Holy Gardens Memorial Park in Taytay, Rizal.
He is survived by his sons Juan Alfredo and Jose Martin.