PAL President Lucio Tan Jr. passes away

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PAL HOLDINGS, INC. President Lucio “Bong” K. Tan, Jr. has passed away, days after he was hospitalized after collapsing during a basketball game.

In a statement on Monday, Vivienne K. Tan, sister of Lucio and herself a director of the flag carrier, said: “It is with deep sorrow that I announce the passing of my brother, Lucio ‘Bong’ Tan, Jr. this morning, November 11, 2019. He was 53.”

“His untimely passing leaves a big void in our hearts and our Group’s management team which would be very hard to fill.”

Mr. Tan is survived by his wife Julie as well as sons Hun hun (Lucio Tan III) and Kyle Tan.

“Our sincerest thanks to all who offered prayers and shared words of comfort during this hour of grief. Our family continues to request everyone to respect our wish for privacy as we go through this very difficult time. We ask for your prayers for the eternal repose of his soul. Wake details will be announced soon,” Ms. Tan said further. — ALB