PHILIPPINE motorsports lost another valuable star over the weekend.
Karting champion Jomar Ang passed away last Saturday April 11 or three months after being rushed to hospital after suffering a serious injury last Jan. 12.
He was 26. A private service was held last Easter Sunday, April 12.
Ang was the sixth of the eight children of San Miguel Corp. (SMC) president and chief executive officer Ramon Ang and wife Tessie Ang.
“Our beloved son, Jomar, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 11, 2020. It has been a painful experience, but we have been comforted by the expressions of love and sympathy sent to us in so many ways,” Ang said in an officisl statement.
“He was a source of great joy to us and we are truly blessed to have had his love and presence in our lives. We know in our hearts that he is in a much better place now."
“While we know that many of you who kept him in your thoughts would have wanted to attend his funeral, we decided it was best to have a private service to celebrate his life on Easter Sunday."
Jomar and his younger brother Jacob were actively involved in Asian karting competitions.
He was also a member of the judo team of Ateneo de Manila during his college days.
He also served as chief financial officer of RSA Motors, which his father owns.
Meanwhile, PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said the entire PBA family mourns the passing of Jomar Ang.
"The San Miguel Beermen. Barangay Ginebra Kings, the Magnolia Hotshots and the entire PBA community mourn the passing of Jomar Ang, son of SMC president Ramon S. Ang," the PBA said in a statement posted on ots official website.
Barangay Ginebra, led by Coach Tim Cone and Governor Alfrancis Chua, earlier dedicated the Gin Kings' championship in the season-ending Governors' Cup to Ang and his family.