Jackie Regala-Katigbak (MNS photo)

CERRITOS – Jackie Regala-Katigbak, former entertainment editor of Manila Standard and various Filipino publications in Los Angeles, died in her sleep at her home in Cerritos on Tuesday morning after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 51.

Aside from her long stint as entertainment writer, Jackie also produced numerous concerts in Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas featuring top performers from Manila, the latest being the Star Magic concert of ABS-CBN just a few weeks ago. Jackie was the owner and producer of Katz Entertainment, together with her husband Gerry Katigbak.

Jackie started her journalism career as entertainment writer at the Manila Bulletin, and later became assistant editor at the Bulletin and entertainment editor of Manila Standard. She also wrote entertainment columns for various Filipino publications in Los Angeles, such as Asian Journal, Ang Peryodiko, Hiyas Magazine and Pinoy Insider.

Jackie Regala-Katigbak and her husband, Gerry and only son Mikko. (MNS Photo)

She is survived by her husband Gerry and only son Mikko. (Val Abelgas)