- President Rodrigo Duterte visited the wake of Henry Sy Sr.
- He arrived at around 10:50 PM at the Heritage Park and was welcomed by the children of Henry Sy
- Other known government officials also visited Sy’s wake
President Rodrigo Duterte visited the wake of SM Group founder Henry Sy Sr. on Sunday night. KAMI learned from PTV News that President Duterte arrived at 10:50 pm at the Heritage Park in Taguig.
President Duterte paid his last respects to Sy who passed away on January 19 (Saturday) at the age of 94. As previously reported by KAMI, Sy died peacefully in his sleep as shared by SM Super malls COO Steven Tan.
In a report by Rappler, the President was welcomed by the children of Sy: SM Investments Corporation vice chairperson Teresita Sy Coson, SM Prime Holdings chairman Hans Sy, SM Prime director Herbert Sy, SM Investments board adviser Elizabeth Sy, SM Investments executive director Harley Sy, and SM Development Corporation chief executive officer Henry Sy Jr
Other known government officials paid their respects at the wake like Senator Antonio Trillanes, Presidential Salvador Panelo, Sen. Frank Drilon, Pia Cayetano, and even Juan Ponce Enrile and Bong Go.
As reported by KAMI earlier, Sy is the richest man in the Philippines according to Forbes with $19 billion net worth. The inspiring rags to riches story of Sy started with ten centavos.
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