Dolly Aglay

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Dolores “Dolly” Aglay-Elona (c.1967 – May 26, 2008) was a Filipino business and financial journalist who worked for the Manila news bureau of Reuters News Agency and the Philippine Star during her career.[1]

Aglay joined Reuters as a business reporter in 1995.[1] She had previously also worked as a business reporter for the Philippine Star.[1] Aglay specialized in reporting on commodity stories, such as food pricing, while reporting for Reuters.[1]

Dolly Aglay died of cancer, which she had been battling for almost 3 years, in Manila on May 26, 2008, at the age of 41.[1] According to her husband, Philippine Star reporter Mel Elona, she had been disappointed that she could not report as actively on her stories while being treated for her illness.[1] She "kept talking about missing out on one of the biggest commodities stories of recent years in the Philippines, the rise in rice prices over the past few months."[1]

Aglay was buried at Heritage Memorial Park in Manila on Sunday, June 1, 2008.[2] She was survived by her husband, journalist Melchor “Mel” Elona, and their two children, Julian and Fides.[2] She was also survived by her parents, Pastor Sr. and Maximiana, and her siblings, Josephine, Jane and Pastor Jr.[2]

In 2009, Mel married his former fianceé and long-time friend, editor and short story author, May Alcalde, and now lives with her, their daughter Margarita, and Julian and Fides.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Manila-based Reuters journalist dies of cancer". ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. 2008-05-26. Retrieved 2008-06-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Dolly Aglay necro Saturday". Philippine Daily Inquirer. 2008-05-29. Retrieved 2008-06-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>