Manolo Fortich pub owner and Manolo Fortich webmaster passes away

BUKIDNON NEWS | MANOLO FORTICH NEWS – The webmaster of the Official Manolo Fortich Bukidnon website, who also happens to be the owner of the only authentic pub in the entire Province of Bukidnon and a friend, has passed away. Kim Smith was only 53 years old. Kim died last Wednesday, August 26, 2009.

Kim, who was a regular Bukidnon Online reader, first contacted me last year. He said that he was pleased to meet someone like me who wanted to promote the Province of Bukidnon through the power of the Internet, new technology and new media. I, on the other hand, was equally pleased to meet someone who also wanted to help the province especially northern Bukidnon — a foreigner at that! As it turned out, he was a long time webmaster himself, having owned several domains and websites for so many years.

And because he wanted to let the whole world know how beautiful and bountiful Manolo Fortich is, he volunteered to create the official Manolo Fortich website (which also carries a direct link to Bukidnon Online – check it out!)

Kim was also instrumental in the setting up of the “Ask Aunt Agony” website, which is a partner of this blog about Bukidnon.

I eventually met Kim in person. I had the chance to visit The Fellow Traveller, the pub that he owns. He was such an affable, funny guy, who was generous in sharing his knowledge and life lessons.

To Kim — thank you for sharing your talents and skills. Rest in peace, my friend.

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