December 31, 2006

Manuel “Nonong” Ablan, 59

LOCAL business icon Manuel “Nonong” Ablan died on December 26, at about 5:00 PM due to a heart attack while he was attending a social affair in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte.

A product of the University of the East (UE) in Manila with a degree in Business Administration with a major in Accountancy, Ablan handled various business organizations in the province. He also served as president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Ilocos Norte-Laoag City Chapter, for many years. Concurrently prior to his death, he chaired both the board of directors of the Philippine National Red Cross in Ilocos Norte, and Alumni Association of the Ilocos Norte National High School.

Nonong Ablan was born on August 19, 1947 in Laoag City. He is the second-degree cousin of Ilocos Norte first district Congressman Roque Ablan Jr. He owned one of the biggest hotels in the province, Palazzo de Laoag.

He is survived by his devoted spouse, Tessie, son Stephen Jon, and daughters Simonette, Suzette and Sheryll.

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