By J. Jala | 03:28 PM September 30, 2020
Renowned photojournalist Nilo Sapong passed away in a local hospital at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, due to a lingering illness. He was 71.
Sapong, who inspired quite a number of young photographers in Bohol, had worked as photographer in various local papers in Bohol, including the defunct Bohol Sunday Post and Bohol Daily News.
He was also a photojournalist of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Sapong organized the 1st Saulog Photo Contest and PITIK: Tipik sa Sugong Bol-anon 2010 Sandugo Street Dancing Festival Photo Competition to allow artistic photographers to showcase their works.
Colleagues who worked with him in the field described him as a talented and committed journalist.
His friends are hitting social media to celebrate his life.
Stephanie Tumampos, a photojournalist of the Business World, thanked Sapong for his mentoring.
“Thank you, Ninong Nilo. Thank you for the precious🙂🙂💙 gift of photography. Bisan di ko maayo,” said Tumampos.
“I’m sure God has prepared the best camera to capture moments of your family and all of us from up above. ‘Til we meet again, ” she added.