- Pinoy celebrities share departed loved ones who they miss the most during All Soul’s Day
- Melai Cantiveros misses her grandparents from Gensan.
- Karla Estrada reminisces departed family members from Tacloban.
- McCoy De Leon ponders over his great grandparents from both sides of the family especially his grandfather from his dad’s side.
- Jolina Magdangal remembers her grandmother who’s the most recent family member that passed away.
As Filipinos, being very traditional in our culture, it had always been a practice to reminisce departed loved ones during All Soul’s Day.
In a report by PUSH, this season, Pinoy celebrities ponder over who they miss the most among precious ones in the afterlife.
Melai Cantiveros shares that she misses her grandfather and grandmother from Gensan. But since they are far away from her original hometown at the moment, they would offer lighted candles here instead.
“Siyempre na-mi-miss ko yung lola ko na namayapa na rin at saka si lolo. Noon ang ginagawa namin sa sementeryo pero malayo na nga kami sa Gensan kaya siguro magtitirik na lang kami ng kandila sa mga malalaking cross.”
Karla Estrada is also away from the burial site of her loved ones from Tacloban so they stay at home and offer prayers to their family members who passed away during All Soul’s Day.
“Yung lahi namin mga bampira so wala pang namamatay sa amin (laughs). Loko lang. Wala kaming sementaryo dito sa Manila, nasa Tacloban. So pagka Undas, yung family ko na nandito sa Manila sa bahay lang kami, nag-aalay lang kami ng dasal para sa mga loved ones na namayapa na.”
McCoy De Leon said that this season, he remembers his grandfather from his dad’s side who treated him as the favorite grandchild. According to him, this time of the year is also somewhat a reunion of their extended family because everyone will be present to remember their departed family members.
“Sa kagawian na namin ng pamilya ko na bumisita sa mga lolo at lola ko sa tuhod sa mother at father’s side ko din. Gathering din ng buong pamilya namin yun kaya kumpleto. Siyempre pinaka-na-mi-miss ko yung lolo ko kasi recent lang siya nawala last year. Siya yung lolo ko sa father’s side. Kasi malapit ako sa lolo ko na yun eh. Ako yung favorite niya na apo. Ako yung first apo niya. Iba yung closeness namin ng lolo ko sa father’s side namin.”
Jolina Magdangal recollects her experience visiting the tombs of her loved ones from the cemetery especially her grandmother who’s the most recent family member who passed away.
“Noong bata ako nagpupunta talaga kami sa sementeryo pero parang natigil na rin yun nung parang sobrang dami ng tao na talaga tapos nagiging traffic na. Pero hindi namin nakakalimutan na either before or after kami pupunta. Hindi lang kami sumasabay. Pero meron ng nauuna para maglinis tapos tapos kung kelan na lang. Pero hindi namin nakakalimutan. Yung pinajka na-mi-miss ko yung lola ko kasi siya yung pinakahuli lang na sumakabilang buhay.”
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Melai Cantiveros, Karla Estrada, and Jolina Magdangal are hosts of ABS-CBN’s morning show – Magandang Buhay.
McCoy De Leon is an actor and dancer. He is also a member of the #Hashtags dance group on It’s Showtime.
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