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What happened to Chito Gascon? What was CHR chair Chito Gascon’s Cause of Death?


Who was Chito Gascon? What was Chito Gascon’s Cause of Death? How did Chito Gascon die? A piece of shocking news is coming into the headlines about the CHR chairman Chito Gascon, that he passed away on Saturday morning at 57. The cause of his death is Covid-19. This news has shocked everyone, especially his family who are in grief right now. Chito was the most famous and well-known lawyer, human rights activist, and civil organizer. He had gained huge fame and a reputation for his work. He was a very good and experienced lawyer. Since the news of his demise has come out, all his admirers and friends are deeply saddened and also paying the tribute to him on social media. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com

Chito Gascon

Chito Gascon’s Cause of Death?

As per the sources, Chito’s brother Chito Gascon has confirmed this news through a Facebook post.  He wrote, “Of all the many battles you have fought, you lost to COVID. Love you, big brother! RIP, Chito Gascon.” His family members are going through a tough time and need our concern and support so that they would be able to come out soon of this sorrow. Our deepest condolences to his family. Chito’s close friends and colleagues are also sending prayers and thoughts to his family and friends.

Who was Chito Gascon?

Talking about Chito Gascon, he is a Filipino-based lawyer, human-rights activist, and civil organizer who was born on 26 May 1964 in Manila, Philippines. His full name is Jose Luis Martin Gascon. He gained his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. He also earned a Bachelor of a law degree and a Master of Law Degree from St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge. He also joined seminars at the Theodor Heuss Academy for Freedom in Gummersback, Germany. He joined the seminar at the  Australian National University in Canberra with the Center for Democratic initiatives.

How did Chito Gascon die?

In 2015, he started serving as the Chair of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philipines after being appointed by President Benigno S. Aquino III. He also worked as a member of the Claims Board of Human Rights Victims where he kept his position equivalent to Justice of the Court of Appeals. He was one of the youngest members of the 1987 Constitutional Commission. He received the Asian Public Intellectual Fellowship which was given by Nippon Foundation in 2007. He was married to Melissa P. Mercado with whom he had a daughter whose name is Ciara Sophia. Chito Gascon died of Covid-19. We hope that  God will pay courage to his family and friends. May his soul receives peace in heaven.

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Kritika Kumari, Chief Sub Editor, is part of the entertainment team at Get India News. She eats, sleeps, and drinks entertainment. While Indian films have fuelled her drama as a child, K-dramas have taken her life a notch higher.


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