Husband weeps as Isabel Granada's remains arrive in Manila


Posted at Nov 09 2017 11:10 AM | Updated as of Nov 09 2017 02:08 PM

Arnel Cowley wept openly as the remains of his wife, the late actress Isabel Granada, arrived in the Philippines from Doha, Qatar Thursday morning.

Pictures taken by ABS-CBN News reporters showed Philippine Air Force draping the Philippine flag on top of Granada's casket.

Granada, who served as airwoman second class, was given full military honors by the Philippine Air Force.

"We did things together, we traveled together...Now that she's gone, I really don't know what I'm going to do pero somehow I'm going to try to push through. She was a loving wife, a caring person. She's always giving time to people and she's just a people's person. Very loving..." Cowley told reporters.

Granada's son, Hubert Thomas Jericho Granada Aguas, and ex-husband, Geryk Genasky Aguas, were also at the airport for the arrival of the remains.

Granada, who shot to fame as a child and teen star in the 1980s, died due to aneurysm Saturday night in Doha.

Granada's close friend Bianca Lapus on Wednesday shared the official schedule of the actress' wake and funeral.

The wake will be held at Santuario de San Jose Parish in Greenhills East Village, Mandaluyong.

Public viewing will be held on November 10 and November 11 from 10 AM to 5 PM only. Cremation of Granada's remains is scheduled on Sunday after a final Mass.

Granada started her show business career in the 1980s, gaining fame as a teen star when she joined the popular talent and variety show “That’s Entertainment.”

She then went on to work on numerous television and movie projects.

Some of her movies include “Bakit Madalas ang Tibok ng Puso” (1986), “Shake Rattle and Roll 2” (1990), “Chickboys” (1994), “Ligaya ang Itawag Mo Sa Akin” (1997), and “Hubad sa Ilalim ng Buwan” (1999) among others.

She also appeared on some ABS-CBN shows such as “Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka," "Got to Believe," "Wansapanataym," "Maalaala Mo Kaya" and "It's Showtime."

Her last project with the Kapamilya network was “A Love to Last,” where she played the role of Cris, who is Anton Noble’s (Ian Veneracion) friend.

Granada was also a recording artist. She released three albums in 1990, 1998 and 2000, and had a number of concerts.