Lani Mercado’s mom passes away on Mother’s Day

Posted at 05/13/2012 12:23 PM | Updated as of 05/14/2012 11:40 AM

Cavite 2nd District Representative Lani Mercado-Revilla

MANILA, Philippines – It is a sad Mother’s Day for Cavite 2nd District Representative Lani Mercado-Revilla after her mother, Justa Garcia Hernandez, passed away early Sunday morning.

Speaking to radio station dzMM, Mercado said her mom died at 3 a.m. today at the age of 87.

“We were expecting na makakasama pa namin siya ngayon. Siguro wish niya na makasama ang Panginoon ngayong araw ng mga ina,” she said.

Mercado said they rushed her mother to the hospital last Thursday after she threw up and experienced dizziness several times.

“Kumbaga, tinulungan niya rin kaming mag-decision dahil the doctors told us na brain dead na siya. Mayroon kasi siyang cerebral hemorrhage caused by several strokes in the past kasi 87 years old na ang mama ko. Marami na rin siyang strokes na narasanan,” she said.

Mercado, however, feels relieved that her mom is now with God.

“She has lived a long life. We are blessed to have her for 87 years. Natutuwa ako na finally she is rested. She has found her way with the Lord,” she said.

According to the lady lawmaker, her family will be holding the wake for her mother for three days at the Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig.

“Magkaka-wake sa loob ng three days starting today. Pagdating ng araw ng Miyerkules, magkakaroon ng final mass at susundan po ito ng cremation... Sana po ang mga kamag-anak namin na ngayon lang po nalaman na yumao na po ang nanay ko, sana po makarating sa Heritage Memorial Park para makapiling po siya habang nakaburol siya,” she said.

Asked what she would like to tell her mom on Mother’s Day, Mercado said: “Mahal na mahal namin siya lalo na ang mga ank ko at mga apo namin. We wish na sana makasama pa namin siya pero hindi kami ang nagdidikta noon kundi ang mga kagustuhan din ng Panginoong Diyos. We love her very much.”