- Jessica Villarubin’s performance of ‘Lead Me Lord’ at Mike Enriquez’s wake went viral
- Bashers accused Jessica of upstaging her co-singers at the wake
- She performed there with Julie Anne San Jose, Thea Astley, Mariane Osabel, Hannah Precillas, and Rita Daniela
- In a report by The Freeman, Jessica released a statement regarding the accusation
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Cebuana singer Jessica Villarubin became a hot topic online after performing “Lead Me Lord” with Julie Anne San Jose, Thea Astley, Mariane Osabel, Hannah Precillas, and Rita Daniela at the wake of Kapuso broadcaster Mike Enriquez.
Some netizens accused Jessica of going overboard with her “birit” and upstaging her fellow singers at the solemn event.
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The Freeman revealed that Jessica has responded to the criticism, saying that she and the other singers rehearsed before performing at the wake.
Furthermore, Jessica explained that she tried to sing from her heart during their performance as a way to honor the memory of Mike. She then urged netizens to not add malice in their heartfelt tribute to the late broadcaster.
“Bago po kami kumanta sa funeral ni Sir Mike ay pinaghandaan po namin yun. Buong puso ko lang kinanta ang parte na binigay sa’kin. Andun po kami para magbigay pugay kay Sir Mike. ‘Wag po sana natin bigyan ng ibang kahulugan pa,” Jessica said.
Mike Enriquez died on August 29 at the age of 71 after years of battling different health issues, as reported by The Philippine Star.
ABS-CBN reported that Mike was laid to rest last Sunday at Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City.
Mike Enriquez, or Miguel Castro Enriquez in real life, was a multi-awarded Pinoy television and radio newscaster. He was the president of GMA Network’s regional and radio subsidiary, RGMA Network Inc., and was also the Station Manager of Super Radyo DZBB 594 AM. Mike was also a regular anchor on 24 Oras with Mel Tiangco and Vicky Morales.
Mike’s family held a public wake open to supporters of the late veteran broadcast journalist. GMA News took to its online platforms and shared details about the wake. Instead of giving flowers, guests were encouraged to donate to the GMA Kapuso Foundation.
“TV Patrol” anchors Noli De Castro, Bernadette Sembrano, Henry Omaga-Diaz expressed sadness over Mike’s passing. The Kapuso broadcaster has passed away at 71 years old on August 29. Noli, Bernadette and Henry offered their condolences to Mike’s family and loved ones before they delivered their closing spiels on Tuesday. “Kabayan” Noli likewise briefly looked back on his friendship with the late veteran broadcast journalist.
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