MANILA, Philippines — Veteran radio and television sports personality Boyet Sison passed away on Saturday. He was 58.

Sison, in a Facebook post on April 13, announced that he will undergo surgery on April 14.

“Please pray for me,” Sison said. “I am nervous and scared.”

Please pray for me. My operation is tomorrow morning.I am nervous and scared.

Posted by Boyet Javelona Sison on Wednesday, April 13, 2022

On his previous Facebook posts, Sison said he had had stomach pains, as his large intestines were blocked.

The news of Sison’s passing broke out on Saturday, prompting an outpouring of condolences from friends, co-workers and relatives.

“My goodness, this one comes as quite the shock,” Lea Salonga said in a Facebook post.

Rest In Peace, Boyet. My goodness, this one comes as quite the shock…

Posted by Lea Salonga on Saturday, April 16, 2022

Television presenter and former volleyball player Gretchen Ho said: “You always talked so passionately about sports, food and music.”

I still can’t believe it. Today is another reminder of how short & unpredictable life is. You were always one of the…

Posted by Gretchen Ho on Saturday, April 16, 2022

“I’m glad you had the chance to show more of this side of you to the world before you passed on, even if it was mostly via FB live during the pandemic,” Ho added.

“You will have the best music in heaven and you’ll surely have the best seat now to watch any sport. Be with your mom now. May you rest in God’s eternal peace,” said ABS-CBN reporter Tina Marasigan in a Facebook post.

Sabi mo kay Franco bacolod o boracay tayo diba? Papa B, nagulat kami. 😞 Hindi na umabot yung project papa B 😔 Like you…

Posted by Tina Marasigan on Saturday, April 16, 2022

ABS-CBN reporter Jeff Canoy said Sison was “one of a kind.”

“Thank you for teaching us how to move with kindness in the cruel dancefloor that is life,” Canoy said in a Facebook post.

Sison was one of the segment hosts of “TV Patrol.”

He also became the anchor of “Fastbreak” on erstwhile dzMM and “Hardball” on ABS-CBN News Channel.


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