Bye, Jay

I just learned that Jay Tan, an old friend from college who’s been having kidney trouble and got a transplant just two months ago, passed away yesterday. He was 32. Jay was in my carpool and we had a close set of mutual friends, but I’ve only seen him once or twice since college, and I didn’t know that he was in broadcasting. It’s a sharp loss of a jovial man with whom we had some good times back in the 90s.

At the same time, another old friend — of mine and Jay’s — from college, Ganns, lost his half-brother in a disturbing murder in Cebu. This is especially hard for Ganns, who suffers these losses right around his birthday. I’ll let him say the rest.

More memories of Jay from Vic, Charo and Gen. We’ll miss you, man.