Lea Salonga's dad passes away


Posted at Jan 31 2016 03:20 PM | Updated as of Jan 31 2016 07:01 PM

MANILA -- Rear Admiral Feliciano G. Salonga, the father of Broadway star Lea Salonga, passed away last Friday. He was 86.

On her social media accounts, Salonga, who is currently in New York for the Broadway run of the musical "Allegiance," posted a screenshot of the obituary of her late father that appeared in the Philippine Star.

"To be completely honest, I didn't know even half of what's he's done in his professional or military life. All I know is he has now joined the rest of his ancestors that went to the Great Beyond before him. Rest in peace, Dad," she wrote on Facebook.

Mr. Salonga was a former chairman of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA). His remains can be viewed at the SBMA gym and will be buried at the Finones Memorial Garden Cemetery, San Felipe, Zambales at a still-unannounced date.