Mario Dumaual (ABS-CBN photo)

It is with deep sadness that ABS-CBN, Mario Dumaual’s home network, announces the passing of the veteran showbiz news reporter. Mario Dumaual, aged 64, peacefully left us, as confirmed by his family.

ABS-CBN released a statement on Wednesday across their social media platforms, conveying the news: “ABS-CBN News bids farewell and expresses heartfelt gratitude to the esteemed entertainment reporter, Mario Dumaual. His family has informed us of his passing. Thank you very much, Kapamilya.”

For several weeks, Dumaual had been under the care of the Philippine Heart Center following a heart attack. Although his condition had shown signs of improvement in the intensive care unit (ICU) as of Monday, complications arose due to hospital-acquired illnesses during his prolonged confinement, as reported by a source close to The Manila Times.

Born on July 31, 1953, Dumaual began his career as an entertainment writer before transitioning to television reporting. He leaves behind his wife, Cherie, and their four children.