Death – Former UE coach Lawrence Chongson passes away

Death – Obituary

Former UE coach Lawrence Chongson.

Former UE coach Lawrence Chongson. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Lawrence Chongson, former University of the East head coach, passed away on Sunday. He was 57.

Chongson is survived by his wife and his children Dale and Bloom. 

As per UE’s official student publication The Dawn, Chongson suffered heart failure a day after Christmas.

Chongson was the Red Warriors’ head coach during their strength in the late 2000s including a UAAP finals trip in Season 72 with Paul Lee, Elmer Espiritu, and Pari Llagas leading the team.

The Red Warriors, however, fell to Ateneo in three games and Jerry Codiñera eventually replaced him in 2011.

Chongson returned as UE’s head coach in Season 82 with his team finishing at seventh with a 4-10 record.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.