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SBP Regional Director Rico Navarro, 53, passes away

One of Cebu’s most respected and beloved basketball figures has passed away.

Enrico S. Navarro (January 20, 1967-October 27, 2020) died Tuesday afternoon due to cardiac arrest.

According to Cebu-based journalist Jonas Panerio, Navarro suffered a stroke while he was biking.

Early in the day, Navarro, a columnist for The Freeman, had attended the PSA Forum.

Navarro is a lover of basketball, eventually being named as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ Regional Director of Region 7.

He was also the athletic director of Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu.

He is survived by his wife Ising and two sons Popoy and Thirdy.

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