Victor “Vicop” Opiala succumbed to hypertension and diabetes Monday at roughly 5 PM. Our deepest condolences to the bereaved family.
VicOp has been involved in both print and broadcast media in Bukidnon. We used to be connected with the same local newspaper. I remember always telling him that I enjoyed reading his “Kalandrakas” column. His style of writing was simple, sometimes a bit naughty and brash but then again that was what endeared him to many.
Vic Opiala was also a volunteer radio correspondent and co-anchor in some radio programs heard all over the province.
He also used to be a part of this band called “The Jugheads.” My aunts, uncles and mom used to tell me and my siblings that the Judgheads group was like the “standard” entertainers back then.
May your soul rest in peace, Vicop.