MANILA, Philippines – Jose ‘Boyet’ Sison, veteran sports broadcaster and new segment host on ABS-CBN’s flagship news program ‘TV Patrol’, died on Saturday, April 16. He was 58.
|Rest in peace, Boyet Sison!|
Sison had cardiac arrest two days after he undergone surgery on his intestine.
In his post on April 10, Sison wrote that he had “been having stomach pain the past days.” He had been hospitalized and learned that his large intestine was blocked and requires a surgery.
On April 14, he went live on social media to ask for prayers and support, saying “I am nervous and scared” hours ahead of the operations.
Before the expiration of franchise of ABS-CBN, Sison was a regular host of sports news on ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), DZMM and TeleRadyo.
For 13 years, he co-hosted “Fastbreak” with basketball great and former Senator Freddie Webb on Saturdays. On ANC, he anchored “Hardball” for 14 years with sports commentator Bill Velasco.
After the shutdown of ABS-CBN’s broadcast operations, he rejoined the network in October as segment host of ‘Alam N’yo Ba?’ on TV Patrol. He replaced Kuya Kim Atienza, who left ABS-CBN to transfer to rival program and network.
Alam niyo ba na Boyet taught me how to tie a bowtie the proper way? Alam niyo ba na Boyet Sison was my favorite 80s disco DJ?
I love you @boyetjsison rest in peace. We will see each other when my time comes as well.
Boyet Sison signing off. pic.twitter.com/bWA1tzsiTJ
— kim atienza (@kuyakim_atienza) April 16, 2022
Ging Reyes, head of ABS-CBN Integrated News, said Sison “brought the sunshine into any room.”
“He was so happy to be back on TV beginning last year. Sports and music were his expertise but I asked Boyet to try something new in TV Patrol and he bravely did. For that, I will always be thankful,” Reyes added.
Sports and media personalities, who were shock on the sad news, paid tribute Sison on social media.
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
My life will never be the same without you, my brother, my comrade, my friend. Throughout all the battles we fought -…
Posted by Bill Velasco on Saturday, April 16, 2022
In complete and utter shock. Thanks for the friendship partner! RIP Papa B. Will never forget our run together on HARDBALL on ANC! Condolences to all he has left behind. Very sad day. pic.twitter.com/3gMroVLKBe
— Boom Gonzalez (@gamedaywithboom) April 16, 2022
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