Film student found dead (updated)

by Franz Jonathan G. de la Fuente

A College of Mass Communication (CMC) student was found dead in his Cubao, Quezon City apartment Friday morning.

According to a report by, Adrian Solomon Olympia, 22, was already dead when his roommate Frances Grace Mortel came home from work on Feb. 5.

Olympia, a film major, was a member of the UP Cineaste’s Studio since 2003, and was one of the key persons behind Haute Auteur 2010, an upcoming silent video competition sponsored by the organization.

“All Cineastes are mourning for the loss of a loving friend, a fierce artist, and a dedicated orgmate,” said Maxine Adriana Casaclang, Cineaste Executive Vice-President.

His remains have been transported to his hometown of Calapan, Mindoro Friday evening, where he will be buried on Tuesday, Casaclang said.

A mass organized by CMC dean Roland Toletino and Cineaste in Olympia’s honor will be held on Wednesday, 6 p.m. at the CMC auditorium.

*We apologize to Olympia’s family and friends for inaccuracies in the first version of this article. They have been corrected. -EdBoard

Author: Franz Jonathan G. de la Fuente (TNP)

Unwell--Matchbox Twenty ought to credit me.

  • Andrew Bagaoisan

    Regarding suicide as an ethics issue, it would have been better to attribute the cause of death to a particular source–often the police or funeral home. Nonetheless, it still is news that one of our college mates died unexpectedly.

  • Hyro Aguinaldo

    Please correct your article. There are lots of misleading information in this article.

  • TNP

    Thank you for your comments. The Editorial Board deeply regrets the factual errors; they have already been corrected.