Chito Soganub

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Fr. Teresito "Chito" Suganob (1960/1961 – July 22, 2020) was a Filipino Roman Catholic priest.

He became well known after he was taken hostage by ISIL-linked Maute group militants during the earlier period of the Battle of Marawi in May 2017. Suganob along with a Dansalan College teacher who was also taken hostage escaped early morning of September 17, 2017 from their captors and were found by the military who rescued them near the Bato Ali mosque.[1]

Suganob was from Lambunao, Iloilo.[2]

Suganob died from cardiac arrest on July 22, 2020 at the age of 59.[3]

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  1. Aurelio, Julie (20 September 2017). "Priest escaped, says bishop of Marawi". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  2. "'Catholic priest na hostage ng Maute sa Marawi, buhay pa'" [‘Catholic priest taken hostage by the Maute in Marawi, still alive’]. Bombo Radyo Philippines (in Filipino). Bombo Radyo Iloilo. 13 June 2017. Archived from the original on 20 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  3. "Fr. Chito Suganob, Marawi siege survivor, dies". Retrieved 2020-07-22.