- John Arcilla opened up about the recent death of his father, Dominador Alemania Arcilla, at the age of 86
- The actor clarified that his beloved father did not die because of COVID-19
- He stated that the COVID-19 lockdown made his father’s death even more painful because he and his siblings, who reside in Metro Manila, were not able to bury their father since he died in Baler
- In his viral post, John also asked the public to pray for his family and for the soul of his father Dominador
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John Arcilla took to social media to open up about the recent death of his father, Dominador Alemania Arcilla, at the age of 86.
KAMI learned that John clarified that his beloved father did not die because of COVID-19.
However, he stated that the COVID-19 lockdown made his father’s death even more painful because he and his siblings, who reside in Metro Manila, were not able to bury their father since he died in Baler.
He also asked the public to pray for his family and for the soul of his father Dominador.
“Dear friends, my father is gone not because of COVID. If not for the Quarantine which I believe is necessary, and this painful circumstance which understandably need not to favor with our grieving family, I would not express anything about my Father’s fate.
“I do not feel good announcing the passing of someone very Dear to me. But the feeling of not seeing even his body for the last time while we’re just here 5 hours away from him, isn’t easy to handle. His body is in Baler and due to this situation, wakes and celebrations of mass are not allowed.
“Our family wishes to Cremate his body and pray together with his URN after this LOCKDOWN but we don’t have crematoriums in Baler and travel permits are complicated to process. The Funeral services can not send their staff with my father’s remains in Cabanatuan or Manila.
“They can get a travel permit from the origin, but their staff has to be quarantined for 2 weeks or more in their second destination, and has to settle another set of travel permit. So my father’s body will just stay in a Funeral Chapel for two days without the wake and will be buried with restricted attendance of people the next day.
“Half the number of my siblings are here in Manila and all the grand childrens are based here. We also need to settle travel permits but they cannot guarantee if the checkpoints will allow us to come back to Manila after 2-3 days.
“Most probably, they will send us back to Baler or we have to be quarantined for 14 days or so in Baler or in between towns. I do not blame anyone for the situation. My sense of judgement and reasons fully understood the consequences. I just need to express something that is too much bear. Please pray for our family most specially for my beloved father Dominador Alemania Arcilla. Thank you for reading this. God bless you all,” John posted on Facebook.
KAMI previously reported that John went viral when he expressed his sympathies for a dog that died in a hit-and-run incident.
John Arcilla, or Romeo John Gonzales Arcilla in real life, is a multi-awarded Filipino actor and environmentalist. He was acclaimed for his performance in the historical epic film “Heneral Luna.”
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