Sun.Star Cebu columnist Manuel Oyson Jr. died Monday, months after suffering a massive heart attack. Oyson, considered the dean of Cebu sportswriters, suffered a heart attack reportedly after an emotional outburst over his legal battle with an insurance company. Oyson had been claiming insurance payments for one of his properties that had been destroyed in a fire.
Attorney Oyson had been with Sun.Star Cebu since its inaugural issue on Nov. 25, 1982. Here’s part of the Sun.Star Cebu story on his death:
While some of his opinions were unpopular, he was not afraid to make them known through his columns. One of his daring forecasts was the victory of Mexico’s Erik Morales over Filipino sentimental favorite Manny Pacquiao in the two boxers’ first encounter last year.