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ABAP president Ed Picson passes away

Ed Picson passed away at age 69.
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY—On Wednesday, the Philippine sports community was shocked and sad after the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines president Ed Picson passed away at 69.

Quinito Henson and Bill Velasco, Picson's former colleagues during the PBA coverage in the 90s, confirmed the news, citing liver cancer as the cause of his passing.

"You were always articulate, level-headed, and spoke your mind," Velasco said in a tribute post to Picson.

Henson then revealed that Manny Pacquiao offered Picson to return to sportscasting and call the bouts in the revived boxing program Blow By Blow only that he declined.

Picson became ABAP president in 2021 after serving as secretary-general to Ricky Vargas, who would become the national sports association's chairman.

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