Well-known TV personality Bobby Ng passed away in Alberta, Canada on October 8, 2011. He brought a wealth of experience and fulfilment to his family, loved ones and clients. He was 73.
His distinguished career spanned 39 years in three cities – Manila, Vancouver and Edmonton. His broadcasting career began at age 16 with a company that grew into the Philippines’ largest network. In 1960, he hosted Jam Session, the first live shindig TV show at ABS-CBN.
Bobby hosted the Beatles during their appearance in 1966 as well as interviewed them for articles in the Manila Bulletin. He was the regular play-by-play announcer for the NCAA basketball games as well as for Sunday boxing. He also taught at De La Salle University and Philippine Women’s University in Manila.
When he moved to Canada, Bobby became announcer for CJVB, Vancouver’s afternoon drive time 1973-77 and hosted the syndicated TV program Journal International 1973-77. He then hosted afternoon drive time on CHQT Edmonton from 1977-1993.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marylou, and sons Ron, Chris and Brent, brothers John DK Ng (Toronto, CA), Larry (Sydney, AU), and Kay (Don Lee) Ng (Manila).