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A. Enrico “Erick” C. Soriano
The family of PPALM General Counsel Enrico "Erick" Soriano recently informed us that Erick and his brother, Felicito, both were killed in their home in Marikina, Philippines on December 21, 2018. They died as a result of a family dispute, which is currently under investigation. Both were laid to rest in Christ the King Columbarium in Quezon City on December 27, 2018.
Erick and Felicito were born in Manila, Philippines, but were U.S. citizens. They were among 12 children of Mariano Soriano and Mercedes Castor, also from Manila. Erick was 59 and Felicito was 72.
“We are heartbroken and deeply saddened by this tragic news,” PPALM Chairman Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba (Ret) said. “We convey our deepest condolences to the Soriano family. PPALM respects the family’s privacy during this very sad time, especially that Erick and Felicito's deaths happened during the holidays. Please include the Soriano family in your thoughts and prayers.”
Plans are underway for a memorial service in January 2019 to honor and celebrate Erick and Felicito’s lives. Both brothers have many friends across the country and especially in the Washington D.C. area, and we understand the need for more information. We will notify you of the details as soon as arrangements are confirmed. To send your sympathies for Erick and Felicito, please address them to Ms Priscilla Sutherland c/o Ms Margaret Lacson-Ecarma, 2116 South Columbus Street, Arlington, VA 22206.
The Pan-Pacific American Leaders and Mentors® organization is an all-volunteer organization comprised of military and civilian professionals committed to mentoring and promoting professional development, retention and the advancement of Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders—Active, Reserve, National Guard, and DoD civilians. Pan-Pacific American Leaders and Mentors is a nonstock, nonprofit organization organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is classified as a public charity under IRC Sections 509(1)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi).
Asian American and Pacific Islanders have proudly served in the United States Military for over 100 years with a rich history of bravery and loyalty, led by talented and competent leaders.