He was 59.
Armero is survived by his son Aaron Cham, mother Nena and siblings Adamar, Ernesto, Emily and Wilhelmina.
He began his media career as assistant sports editor of People’s Tonight in 1991 during the Manila Southeast Asian Games and filed for early retirement from the Journal Group of Publications in 2002. He then joined the Manila Standard as assistant sports editor in 2005, before being transferred to the desk a decade later.
A veteran of several international sports tournaments, Armero covered the 2005 Manila SEA Games, the 2009 Laos SEA Games and the recent 2019 SEA Games hosted by the Philippines, plus several Asian tournaments for basketball, chess and cycling for the Standard.
He wrote his last Second Stringer sports column for the Manila Standard on Feb. 4, 2021.
Prior to his media work, Armero was a radio talent and copywriter.
He was also President of the Lyceum Journalism Society in 1984 and literary editor of The Lyceum from 1983 to 1985.
Details of his interment will be announced later.
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