WATCH: Pokwang breaks down on 'Kris TV'

Posted at 07/14/2014 12:35 PM | Updated as of 07/14/2014 12:52 PM

MANILA -- Comedienne Pokwang couldn't contain her emotions as she remembered her first child, Shin, who died of brain cancer at the very young age of five.

Pokwang cried on "KrisTV" aired on Monday as she talked about her son, who died of brain cancer while she was working abroad.

"June kasi ako umalis, pero August nung pina-CT scan siya. Doon na nakita. Then September 23 namatay na siya. Pareho kami ni mommy na bigyan mo kami ng lakas ng loob kasi may isang anak pa," said Pokwang, referring to "Kris TV" guest Florita Chua, who is also coping with the loss of her daughter.

The comedienne agreed that a mother can never forget the grief of losing a child.

"Sobra kapag magbi-birthday siya, lalo na kapag Pasko -- December 4 kasi ang birthday niya. Dumating kami sa panahon na parang ayaw naming mag-Pasko," Pokwang told host Kris Aquino.

In previous interview, Pokwang admitted that the loss of her son is one of the reasons she is very protective of her only daughter, Ria Mae.

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