MANILA-Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc, editor of the country’s largest daily broadsheet Philippine Daily Inquirer, passed away few hours before Christmas on Thursday.

A crusading journalist and veteran editor, Magsanoc was also instrumental in overthrowing the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

“It is with deep sorrow that the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports the death of its esteemed editor in chief.

“The country has lost a bedrock of journalism. And we, the inquirer family and her family in the profession, feel the incalculable loss of a well-loved leader, a mentor, a friend. We pray for strength in this hour of bereavement,” reported the Inquirer.