CEBU, Philippines – Famed broadcaster Lourdes LibresRosaroso, a familiar voice in Cebu radio for over two decades, succumbed to breast cancer early morning last Friday.She was 75.

Rosaroso, a lawyer and a doctor and also owner of the St. Paul Colleges Foundation Inc. with branches in different parts of Metro Cebu, was popular for her program “Kini ang Akong Suliran” over dyHP.

Although she is a medical doctor specializing in women’s health care, including assisting pregnant women in giving birth, she did not know until too late that she was suffering from breast cancer.

Rosaroso’s niece Dr. Ligeia Libres said her aunt only learned that she had cancer last January when she noticed a cyst on her left breast.

She then went to Cebu doctors University Hospital and underwent surgery, it was after surgery when doctors found her to be suffering from stage 4 cancer.

At stage 4 the cancer has already spread to other vital parts of the body.At this stage most cancer patients already have slim chances of survival.

In breast cancer, the disease may travel by shedding one or more malignant cells from the original tumor through the bloodstream or the lymph system to the lungs, bones, brain, liver or skin.

After Rosaroso underwent chemotherapy last February she became weaker.Rosaroso has decided to allow her adopted son, also a doctor, to handle her daily afternoon radio program giving medical advice to letter senders.

In the days leading to her death, Rosaroso already declined to eat hard food and took only blended fruits with milk.But at 3:30 a.m. last Friday, her adopted daughter noticed that Rosaroso had difficulty breathing and brought her to South General Hospital in Naga City.

At 4:02 a.m. her attending physicians declared her dead.

Rosaroso was a native of Alicia town in Bohol, but she has already been living in Cebu City for more than 20 years.

A source in dyLA said that although Rosaroso was married twice to different men, she never had children and instead adopt some nieces and nephews and sent them to schools.

Dr. Libres described her aunt as a loving mother although she had a strong voice on-air.

Some of her helpers recalled that while it was true that Rosaroso was very strict, but she was also very kind and was always willing to give them money in times of hardship.

Rosaroso’s remains now lie at the Cebu Rolling Hills Memorial Chapel along A.S. Fortuna Street, Barangay Banilad, Mandaue City.Her remains will soon be cremated in keeping with her wishes. (THE FREEMAN)


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  1. nakiramay po! ako sa pamilyang rosaroso,matagal napo! kaming fan ni doktora noong wala pang tilibisyon radyo lang ang kina gigiliwan namin noon lalong lalo na DYHP at saka sa KINI ANG AKONG SULIRAN napamahal na sa amin si doktura ng nalaman ko! na wala na siya na iyak ako at na lungkot ganyan talaga ang BUHAY hindi natin alam kung kay lan ito kukunin ng may kapal hinanap ko! po! ang mga pecture sa mga labi ni doktura hindi kupo! mahanap.sana hindi po! mawala ang programa ni doktura lourdes libres rosaroso PA ALAM DOCTOR LOURDES LIBRES ROSAROSO MAHAL KA NAMIN AT PATULOY KAMING MAKIKINIG NAG PROGRAMA MO! MORE POWER DYHP RADYO KO NATIONWIDE ITO ANG NOMBER 1.

  2. Nakikiramay po…. sorry now ko lang nalaman ang balita nato di na kasi ako masyado nakakakinig nito kasi nag work na ako dito sa city of davao kaya bihira na ako maka kinig sa programa nya,,, before kasi talagang nakikinig kami sa kanya sa probinsya sa mawab COMVAL province “Kini ang akong Suliran” a very imformative program… maraming salamat doktora sa mga good advices from you… CONDOLENCE to rosaroso family.. – from mahinay family


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