Singer-actress Regine Velasquez recalled the last time she was with her father Gerardo "Mang Gerry" Velasquez, who died on Monday due to a lingering illness.
"Dinala namin siya sa hospital. He was sleeping, hindi na namin siya nakakausap. Although kinakausap ko siya, naga-a-I-love-you ako sa kanya, nadidinig pa naman niya ako noon," Velasquez recalled.
The singer's friends and fans know Mang Gerry as Velasquez's main supporter throughout her career from the time she began joining amateur singing competitions.
Velasquez thanked everyone for the support her family has been receiving since her father passed away.
"Doon ako naiiyak, doon ako nao-overwhelm. Kasi ang daming nakakaala kay papa at may iba sa kanila, may maliliit na story 'yung encounter nila kay Mang Gerry. Natutuwa ako," the singer said.
"That was his legacy. He was able to touch many lives, he just didn't know it. Kasi mahilig 'yang magpayo," Velasquez added.
The Velasquez family has set Mang Gerry's burial on Friday at the Manila Memorial Park in their home province of Bulacan. -- Mornings@ANC, February 5, 2014