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Grace Poe remembers Washington SyCip as ‘sage of our age’

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Senator Grace Poe ​has mourn​ed the ​death of tycoon Washington SyCip, ​remembering ​the legacy of a “great man” and ​the ​”sage of our age.”

SyCip, founder of SGV and the Asian Institute of Management, died on Saturday evening. He was 96.

“He was a man who radiated intelligence and inspired respect, and while he was of slight physical stature he towered over all of his contemporaries,” she wrote on Facebook.

“He was the ‘Sage of our Age,’ and was one of the persons I greatly admired,” she said.

Poe said she sought SyCip’s counsel and learned from his wisdom as both of them shared many advocacies including access to quality​ ​education and​ ​poverty alleviation.

“Mr. Wash, thank you for your guidance, your compassion and your contributions to the nation. We will cherish your memory and legac​y,​” she said.