MANILA – Angelica Yap, more known as “Pastillas Girl,” had to rush home from a music video shoot in Bulacan when she learned that her mother had been shot by an unknown gunman in Caloocan City, Sunday night.
Yap’s mother, Teresa, sustained a gunshot wound in the back of the head which caused her death.
(READ: Mom of 'Pastillas Girl' shot dead)
Speaking to ABS-CBN News early Monday morning, an emotional Yap said she received a call from one of her relatives informing her about what happened.
“Actually hindi pa nga tapos ['yung taping]. Tinawagan lang ako. At first, hindi ka maniniwala kasi 'yung mga ganung bagay, hindi usual na natatanggap mo. 'Yung message na natanggap ko, tumawag ako agad tapos kinonfirm na nila na nabaril daw 'yung mom ko sa ulo. Doon pa lang, gusto mo na umuwi agad para malaman mo kung ano yung detalye, kung anong nangyari. Nag-rush ako na umuwi agad-agad. Dumiretso na ako dito,” she said.
Yap said her mother was still alive when she reached the hospital and she was still able to talk to her.
“Brain dead lang pero humihinga pa. Kinausap ko siya. Nagre-respond pa siya. 'Yung mga heavy breathing niya, alam ko naririnig niya ako,” she said.
Asked what she told her mother, Yap said: “To be honest, [hindi ko alam] kung hihilingin mo na sana lumaban ka or kung nahihirapan siya, bumitiw na. Ang hirap. Kasi totoo naman na Diyos lang ang may decision noon. Wala akong ibang nasabi kundi mahal ko siya at sorry.”
Back in September, Yap’s mother appeared on “It’s Showtime” to defend her daughter against bashers. Recalling that particular instance, Yap said: “Actually sa tingin ko, sa kanya ko namana ['yung pagiging matapang]. Iyakin siya pero talagang pure heart ang meron ang mommy ko. Wala akong masasabi.”
As of writing, police officials and investigators are still gathering information about the incident. Residents were helping the police and barangay officials in their probe.
The wake of Yap’s mother will be at their residence in Caloocan City.