Fil-Am lawyer for Filipino WWII veterans group killed in PH
WASHINGTON, DC – Lawyer Enrico “Erick” Soriano, general counsel of the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project, and his brother, Felicito, were killed in their home in Marikina, Philippines on Dec. 21, as a result of a family dispute, which is currently under investigation.
Both were laid to rest in Christ the King Columbarium in Quezon City on December 27, FilVetRep and the brothers’ family announced,
Erick and Felicito were born in Manila, Philippines, but were U.S. citizens. They were among 12 children of Mariano Soriano and Mercedes Castor, also from Manila. Erick was 59 and Felicito was 72.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic news,” FilVetRep Chairman Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba (Ret) said. “We convey our deepest condolences to the Soriano family. FilVetREP respects the family’s privacy during this very sad time, especially that Erick and Felicito’s deaths happened during the holidays. Please include the Soriano family in your thoughts and prayers.”
Plans are under way for a memorial service in January 2019 to honor and celebrate Erick and Felicito’s lives. Both brothers have many friends across the United States and especially in the Washington D.C. area. To send your sympathies for Erick and Felicito, address them to Priscilla Sutherland c/o Ms Margaret Lacson-Ecarma, 2116 South Columbus Street, Arlington, VA 22206.
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