Wilfredo Baltar Sr., who hosted the radio show “Good Morning, Uncle Sam” in Santiago City, died of COVID-19 complications on Thursday, Feb. 3. He was 67. | PHOTO: Contributed

By Villamor Visaya Jr., Philippine News Agency Stringer and Philippine Daily Inquirer Correspondent

SANTIAGO CITY — A broadcast journalist in this city died Thursday of COVID-19 complications in a hospital, his relatives confirmed.

Wilfredo Baltar Sr., who anchored the radio show “Good Morning, Uncle Sam” of DWSI-AM in this city, died at the age of 67.

His widow, Tessie, said Baltar was diabetic and underwent dialysis for several years before his death. He was also fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Tessie said her husband’s remains would be cremated.

Fondly called Sammy, Baltar was a longtime high school teacher and worked at the National Irrigation Administration. He also wrote columns and stories for various local papers and published his local paper last year.#