Fr. Teresito “Chito” Suganob Death Dead – Fr. Teresito “Chito” Suganob Obituary: Cause of Death
Fr. Teresito “Chito” Suganob was a Filipino Roman Catholic priest based in Marawi. He came into national public attention when he was taken hostage by ISIL-linked Maute group militants during the earlier period of the Battle of Marawi in May 2017.
Fr. Soganub passed away this morning. May the Lord whom you served steadfastly with your whole life welcome you now to the glory of heaven.
— Manila Cathedral (@CathedralManila) July 22, 2020
Suganob was reportedly fluent in speaking the Maranao language. He maintained a long hair and beard as an effort to not alienate himself from Muslim ulamas who maintains their beards. As a result he was often mistaken as a Muslim. He also did not wear a crucifix or a cleric collar.
Suganob died in cardiac arrest around 5:00 AM on Wednesday morning of July 22, 2020.