The Revilla clan paid tribute to their late patriarch, action star and politician Ramon Revilla Sr., on the 40th day since his passing. He died of heart failure last June 26 at 93 years old.
Sen. Bong Revilla marked the 40 days after death by posting video highlights of a mass held after his father’s passing on his official Facebook account.
Mayor Andrea Bautista-Ynares penned a heartwarming message to her dad in a post on the Puso ng Antipolo Facebook account.
Along with her message was a video of the Revilla clan singing to Nat King Cole’s “Smile”.
“Dearest Daddy, it’s been forty days and nights and I miss you non-stop. Totoo (It’s true) daddy, grief does not change anyone, rather, it reveals who a person is,” she told her dad.
“Who I am ay dahil sa iyo at kay mommy Cena. Kaming pitong magkakapatid ay very blessed to have you and mommy in our lives.
“Through both of your hard work sa simula pa lang ng pagmamahalan at matagal ninyong pagsasama sa buhay ay na-bless na kami ng guidance at teachings ninyo to do hard work and persevere in life to achieve our life goals. Ginabayan nyo kami, until we learned to be steadfast and stable in life,” she said.
(I am who I am because of you and mommy Cena. We, your seven children, are blessed to have you and mommy in our lives. Through both of your hard work since the start of your loving and long-lasting union, you have blessed us with your guidance and teachings to do hard work and persevere in life to achieve our life goals. You guided us, until we learned to be steadfast and stable in life.)
“I miss you endlessly, daddy,” she said. “Pero kahit alam ko na (But even if I know) it’s okay to not be okay, I am being the tough cookie you wanted me to be because I am a public servant, a wife, a mom and a sister.”
She assured her dad that she and her siblings will face life together carrying the teachings from both him and their mother.
Cavite vice governor Jolo Revilla shared the same video on his Facebook page, and in a message told his grandfather how much he missed him.
“Kahit na ilang panahon na rin ang nakalilipas, dama pa rin namin ang sakit ng iyong pagkawala, at ang puwang na iyong iniwan na kailanman ay hinding hindi mapupunan,” he wrote.
(No matter how much time has passed, we still feel the pain of your loss and the empty space that you left that can never be filled.) NVG