CEBU City, Philippines, 17-Feb-21 – Former Cebu City solon and radio personality Sylvan “Jack d Wack” Jakosalem has joined his creator this morning after seven years of slumber.
The popular Y101 FM disc jock in the 1980s and 1990s was in a coma since 2013. He got ill since July of 2013 as a result of neurocysticercosis, an ailment caused by a parasitic infection of the central nervous system.
Jakosalem was first diagnosed of parasite infection basically from consuming undercooked meat in 2011, but had a relapse two years later and was in ICU for several months after a clot was discovered on his brain.
Since the three-term city councilor was in slumber, his family, friends, colleagues and followers were hoping his condition will get better, until he lost his battle at 6:42AM.
Jakosalem who also served as chairman of KBP Cebu in the 90s was appointed chairman of the City Integrated Traffic Operation Management (CITOM) board by former Mayor Mike Rama in 2010. He served three terms as a city councilor from 2001 to 2010.
Jakosalem left behind his wife Sharon and two sons Basty and Santino. RCM