- Aiko Melendez took to social media to share an open letter she recently wrote for herself
- The said open letter the actress wrote was with regards to her late stepfather's death who passed away due to COVID-19
- According to Aiko, she has been praying hard after her Daddy Dan's death to prevent herself from pointing fingers
- She also went on to share an important lesson about COVID-19 that she knows her late stepdad would want everyone to know
Aiko Melendez is currently mourning the recent passing of her stepfather, Dan Castaneda, who passed away due to the deadly coronavirus.
In an online post the actress shared on Monday, February 22, KAMI learned that Aiko penned an open letter to herself about her stepfather's death.
"The passing of my dad has taught me so many things in life, and I know I will still learn more as days go by. I slept crying and still I woke up crying and while composing this letter, tears just keep rolling down my face," the actress began.
She also shared how Dan became the father she never had after the latter got married to her mother, Elsie Castaneda.
"I was my kid's age about 6 years old when my mom Elsie Castaneda and Daddy Dan Castaneda got married. So basically more than half of my life he was the father I never had, because my Papa Jimi and mom got separated, and he passed away eventually."
The actress then went on to write about her father's friends whom he met up with prior to his death in her open letter.
"I’m feeling so much pain now because I know in my heart that if only the ”so-called friends” of Dad was just honest enough to tell him their condition, then our dad might have been alive till now.
"I have been praying, Lord knows how much I'M praying to forgive, and to not just point fingers. But if there’s something I know now, I prayed for this, I know there is a lesson that my Dad wants us to all learn from his story."
According to Aiko, her stepfather would want everyone else to be extra careful about meeting other people for us to mingle with.
"He wants us all to take COVID-19 seriously. My Daddy Dan wants us to be extra careful with the people we mingle with. Kahit pa kaibigan mo yan. My Dad was a selfless man.
"He is too good with everyone around him. I am a living testimony he treated me as his own flesh and blood. Daddy, You will be missed! Sobra."
Read her full post below and swipe left to see more photos:
Aiko Melendez is a Filipino actress and former politician. She used to be married to actor Jomari Yllana from 2000 to 2003. The former couple has a son named Andrei.
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Previously, Aiko defended her ex-husband, Jomari Yllana, from an uncalled-for comment on her online post where the latter was helping their son gear up for a race.
Aside from this, Aiko also previously made headlines when she featured Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on her channel.
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