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Posted at 07/13/2012 10:02 PM

MANILA - Veteran journalist Benjamin 'Benjie' Defensor died Thursday.

Defensor, a former columnist of BusinessWorld, passed on at 5 p.m. yesterday at the St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City.

He died 2 weeks after an angiogram and aortic valve replacement conducted at St. Luke's Global City in Taguig.

Defensor also worked for the defunct Manila Times broadsheet newspaper.

He also served as dean of the Manila Times School of Journalism.

Defensor was a journalist for over 50 years.