MANILA—CDO Foodsphere Inc. on Thursday night announced the passing of its chairman and co-founder, Jose "Pepe" Ong. He was 78 years old.
In a statement released by Ong's eldest son, Jerome, he said their father died Thursday morning.
"He is no longer in pain and he will be our angel watching over us. Thanks to all of you for all the love and prayers during this most difficult time," he said.
Ong's wake will be at Heritage Park Chapel from Friday to Monday, Nov. 15 to Nov. 18.
Viewing will be from noon to 10 p.m., with daily masses at 7 p.m.