Melania David Panganiban and Angelica Panganiban. Photo from Angelica's Instagram account
MANILA, Philippines -- Melania David Panganiban, the adoptive mother of actress Angelica Panganiban, died on Tuesday.
The actress expressed her grief via the microblogging site Twitter, saying she believes her mother was just waiting for their family reunion a couple of months ago.
"19 weeks ago kumpleto pa tayo... 19 weeks ago kasama pa natin si mommy.. 19 weeks ago kaya pa natin mag-tawanan ng malakas at pagtawanan si mommy.. 19 weeks ago, natupad ang pangarap natin na mabuo tayong lahat.. Hinintay na lang pala ni mommy na makita tayong kumpleto at masaya," Panganiban said.
"Mommy... Mahal na mahal ka namin.. Walang nakapag handa sa biglaan mong pag iwan sa amin.. Ma mimiss ka namin ng sobra sobra.. Thank you for adopting me and giving me a family. I love you mommy," she said.
Panganiban also posted a photo of her and her mother with the caption "I will really miss you...."
The "Apoy sa Dagat" star publicly admitted in 2010 that she was adopted by Alfredo Panganiban and Melania Panganiban.
She also revealed that her biological mother died in 2008 and was buried in Singapore.
In 2010, Angelica finally met her biological father, Mark Charlson, in the United States.
The family has yet to reveal details about the death of Mrs. Panganiban.