Tan family confirmed today that the new PAL Holdings President Lucio “Bong” Tan Jr., 53 died this morning, November 11, 2019.
Bong Tan was hospitalized on Saturday after collapsing during a basketball game in Mandaluyong City on Saturday.
His family said that Lucio “Bong” Tan Jr., president of Philippine Airlines holding company PAL Holdings, is in stable condition.
“He is currently under observation and will undergo a series of diagnostic tests,” the statement read last Saturday.
Lucio Tan Jr. death untimely
“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,” said one of Tan’s sibling in a message sent to the media.
His family remembered him as “a son, husband, father, friend,” and most importantly an ” elder brother,” whom they all relied upon for advice, counsel, and leadership.
Lucio Tan Jr. is survived by his wife Julie and sons Hun hun (Lucio Tan III) and Kyle Tan.
The Tan family also thanked all who prayed and shared words of comfort during the hour of their grief. They also requested everyone to respect their wish for privacy as they go through this challenging time.
The family said they would announce the wake details soon.
Just last month, Lucio Tan Jr. was appointed by his billionaire father as the new president of PAL Holdings, the parent company of Philippine Airlines.