Today celebrates the funeral of journalist Efrain Arroyo, who died last Thursday, September 2 as a result of COVID-19.
Throughout the day many of his colleagues have gathered at the Ehret de San Juan Funeral Home, including Jorge Rivera Nieves, who dedicated an acrostic to his friend.
Veteran journalist explained Monica Candelaria already George Gelpi Pagani That the muse came to him last night and wrote in the same script the news was about to begin.
“I started writing it last night at 9:42, which took 18 minutes,” he said.
Rivera Nieves took the opportunity to read acrostic that read like this:
E – Example of integrity and journalistic ethics.
F – A faithful defender of the principles of justice and the search for truth.
R – Revolutionary in his conversational and calm style.
E – studious and jealous patron of history.
N – a great man of leisurely manners.
“Because we see Efren and He went with that elegance and that bearing”said the father of fellow journalist Granda Rivera before turning to the surname.
A – He is admired and respected by those who know him.
R – Romantic lover of reading and poetry.
R – Strong oak of great stock.
Y – Untero Farmer of Ideas and Concepts.
O – Honest protest against inequalities and nation’s pride.
Following the words of Rivera Nieves, Gelpi Pagan took the opportunity to thank Telemundo for allowing his reporters to say goodbye to his colleague.
“Competition exists between companies, but What exists is a brotherhood between usSaid the anchor man of “Notice at dawn”.
The news of Arroyo’s death last Thursday morning came as a surprise. According to information provided by the reporter’s 68-year-old son, he was “feeling bad” for several days.
arroyo-who Worked at Vapa Television for 38 years And he stood out for his work of a humanitarian and historical nature – he was not vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The telereporter was in charge of covering important events such as the death and funeral of Governor Luis Muoz Marin. (Teresa Canino Rivera)
Efrén Arroyo worked at Notcentro for 38 years. (Teresa Canino Rivera)
His associates of Notcentro defined him as a bearer of justice, protector of the poor, poet and historian. (Teresa Canino Rivera)
Arroyo began his journalism career in 1978 when he began working at WKAQ. (Teresa Canino Rivera)
Efren Arroyo walking down the aisles of Vapa Television. (Teresa Canino Rivera)
Efrain Arroyo with his teammates, Deborah Martorell and Selymar Adams. (file)
Arroyo shared the same name and same profession with his son, Efrain Arroyo. (file)
Arroyo was the host of the television special “Wapa 60 Years in Your Life”. (file)
Efrain Arroyo during his program “Speaking the Truth” at 740 a.m., in Baymon. (file)
Efrain Arroyo with Guillermo Jose Torres. Both were pillars of television journalism and the image of Notcentro by Vapa. (file)
Pedro Rosa Niels, Jorge Rivera Nieves and Efrain Arroyo were the leading telereporters and anchors of the news in the 90s. (Ramon “Tonito” Zayas)
Both Efrain Arroyo and Guillermo Jose Torres share the same name and profession with their children. (file)