Ex-Bicol Mail editor writes 30

Francis T. Nacianceno Jr., 91, former editor-in-chief of Bicol Mail (circa 1950s) has finally joined his Creator. He passed away last Saturday, July 17, 2021.

Because of the prevailing pandemic, his family was prompted to bury his body in Marikina City Memorial Park last Tuesday, July 20, with friends and relatives in attendance instead of bringing him back to Libmanan town where he was born and served as municipal secretary for a number of years.


Regarded as pillar of the fourth estate in the Bicol region, Nacianceno was a Bachelor of Science in Journalism graduate at the Far Eastern University in Manila.


After his time as newspaper honcho, he served as president of Camarines Sur 1 Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Casureco 1) that began in 1976 during which he was elected as president and


general manager of the Federation of Electric Cooperatives of the Philippines (FECOPHIL) by fellow electric cooperative presidents across the country. Casureco 1 was then the first electric cooperative in Camarines Sur.


As FECOPHIL top brass for more than a decade, he led the campaign for the total electrification of communities in rural areas, a feat that made him reaped numerous recognitions from both the government and private sector.


It was him who wrote the nomination and entry paper of former Camarines Sur governor Dr. Jose “Nonoy” Bulaong (deceased) to the Philippine Jaycees’ Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines in 1968. The young Bulaong was the first TOYM awardee in Bicol. -jasonbneola