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Seph Ubalde, 34-year-old former TV5 anchor, dies

Former TV5 anchor and Manila Times columnist Seph Ubalde dies at the age of 34 on April 1, 2019.

His lifeless body was found inside his hotel room at the Shangri-la Hotel at The Fort in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig, at 5:30 pm. According to police report, he was found lying on the floor inside the bathroom.

Seph Ubalde
Photo source: @swph_ubalde IG

The hotel security personnel immediately responded when someone called them to check his room following for he was not answering his phone.

Based on the statement from the in-house doctor, Ubalde died on the spot.

His sister Shyrl Ann Ubalde confirmed this sad news through a Facebook post.

Seph Ubalde was born Mark Joseph H. Ubalde in Muntinlupa City, based on the report from Manila Times. He finished his degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines in 2007.

In 2009, he earned his Certificate on Online and Multimedia Journalism from the International Institute for Journalism (InWent) in Berlin, Germany.

Ubalde also started his career in journalism in the same year as Senior News Producer for GMA News.

He received an award for his report on absentee mother with the title. “When Mom is Away, the Family goes Astray.”

Two years later, he transferred to TV5 as Multimedia Reporter for His excellence was once again recognized when he won Best Online Report at the Migration Advocacy Media Awards for his “Highlights and Lowlights: 38 years of Pinoys Abroad.” report.

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Photo source: PEP

In 2013, he became the Content Manager for and managed the pioneer team of N5E.

Later on, Seph Ubalde worked as a consultant for the Asian Development Bank, the Presidential Communications Operations Office and the Department of Information and Communications Technology.

Last year, he started writing his column, The Digital Nomad initially for the Business Times, Sunday Business & IT sections of The Sunday Times, based on the report.

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