Maria Azucena Vera-Perez Maceda, “Manay Ichu” to most, has reportedly handed away right now, Sept. 7.
A report on dzBB mentioned the 77-year-old died from a lingering sickness.
Ali Sotto mentioned, “Nakikiramay po tayo sa naiwan ni Manay Ichu.
“Matagal na pong could karamdaman si Manay Ichu, as she is lovingly known as. So she has been ailing for a very long time. Lumalaban lang siya.
“For the previous days, marami ang request for her therapeutic however God, in His knowledge, has determined to deliver her dwelling.
“Sa lahat ng nagmamahal sa pamilya ni Manay Ichu, labis po ang aming pakikiramay.”
Maceda actually grew up with the business.
Her household owned Sampaguita Photos, one of many first and largest movie manufacturing corporations within the Philippines.
In the end, Maceda herself turned a movie producer.
Her credit embrace landmark movies “Dyesebel” and “Batch ’81.”
She additionally helped discovered the Film Staff Welfare Basis (Mowelfund), The Metro Manila Movie Competition (MMFF), the Movie Academy of the Philippines (FAP), the Philippine Movement Photos Producers Affiliation, the Experimental Cinema of the Philippines and the Movie Growth Council of the Philippines (FDCP).
“Manay Ichu is an distinctive pressure within the movie business. She has helped discovered the present pillars of Philippine Cinema has has made steadfast strides for its additional growth. We’re greater than honored to acknowledge her for her life’s work,” mentioned FDCP Chairperson Liza Diño in honoring her as amongst moms of Philippine Cinema in 2018.
Maceda is survived by her youngsters Emmanuel, Ernesto Jr., Erwin, Edmond, and Edward Maceda.
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