Fernandez brothers remember their father sadly yet gratefully

Daboy’s sons—(top to bottom) Mark Anthony, Rafael, and Renz—all grieve forthe loss of a kind and responsible father. Mark Anthony made his father smile even as he was dying. He thanks Rudy's countless supporters in his father's behalf. Speaking for himself and for his brother Renz, Rafael said, "Yung pagkatao namin, malaking aspeto noon ay dahil sa kanya."



Rudy Fernandez's sons—Mark Anthony, Ralph, and Renz—havenothing but praise for their loving dad. Startalk's ButchFrancisco interviewed Rudy's sons a few hours after their father'sdeath.

MARK ANTHONY. Mark Anthony, Rudy's son with actress Alma Moreno, said he wasable to talk to his father before he took his last breath.

Butch asked, "Mark, si Papa mo kasama mo hanggang sa hulingsandali kagabi, nakapag-usap pa ba kayo?"

"Opo," Mark said, staring straight ahead. Whenasked by Butch about what message Rudy said to him, he replied, "Mga mensaheniya, alagaan ko mga kapatid ko, alagaan ko si Chelsea [Mark's daughter]. ‘Taposyung mga huling sandali, medyo biro-biruan ng konti...Um, ina-uplift namin yungmorale niya..."

The noticeable sadness on Mark's voice quickly promptedButch to change the topic. Butch said, "Kilala kasi natin si Daboy for hissense of humor, sa last moments, nakuha pa ba niyang magbiro?"

Still serious, Mark answered, "Alam mo, along the way, biglang...gustoko na siyang magising or mapakinggan ako. Sinabi ko sa kanya, ‘Pa, ‘pagnagkaroon ka ng pagkakataon na kumanta, kumanta ka. If you have time, pleasesing.' Tumawa siya. From there, maya-maya, umabot na sa point na pinapatawagniya best friends niya. Yun."

Mark's stepmom, actress Lorna Tolentino, has been like amother to him. Now that Rudy's gone, how would he comfort her in these tryingtimes?

There was a short pause before Mark answered. He said,"Number one siguro I would pray for her. And yung mga kapatid ko, siyempre,kung puwede nila akong puntahan, puwedeng mag-enjoy. ‘Pag nabo-bore sila,tulungan ko sila Ralph. So one way of helping Tita Lorna na din, di ba?"

Lastly, Mark took the opportunity to thank the countlesssupporters who prayed for Rudy's health up to the last moment. He expressed appreciation in his father's behalf: "Sa lahat po ng nagdasal at nagdarasal para kay Papa, maraming salamat.Mahal na mahal niya po kayo. Yung buong buhay po niya, inalay niya para paligayahinpo kayong mga manonood, so mahal na mahal po niya kayo."

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

RALPH & RENZ. Rudyand Lorna's boys have accepted their father's fate, but they mourn the tragic loss of a father who guided and loved them fromthe moment they were born. They feel thankful for everything theirfather did for them.

Renzo Marion, or Renz, trusts that God would take good careof his dad. In a positive tone, he said, "Gusto siguro ng Diyos ito, sokailangan namin tanggapin ito. ‘Tapos, ngayon si Papa, hindi na siyanaghihirap. Kasama na niya yung Diyos, so..."

"At least nakapagpaalam naman siya nang maayos," Butch added,"naisaayos naman. Nasunod ba ang mga gusto niya according to his will? Like yungfuneral arrangements, among others?"

It was Ralph's turn to answer. He answered, "Hindi pamasasabi. Hindi pa tapos lahat. Pero maayos naman ang mga tao. Yung media,nirerespeto nila yung paggalaw [of visitors]. So, maayos yung paggalaw.Actually, yung isa sa mga gusto niyang ipaabot, e, yung lahat sana makadalo.Lahat makapunta kahit anong lebel o antas sa society. Kahit sino, welcome kayodito, welcome kayong sumama."

How is their mom? How is she holding up and what are theydoing to comfort her?

Renz said, "Sa ngayon, magkakasama lang kami. Hindi pa kaminag-uusap nang maayos talaga. Nagpapahinga siya. So, siguro basta magsama-samakami, e, maayos din..."

What lessons in lifedid Rudy give Ralph and Renz? Specifically, what is the most important?

Renz was the first to answer. He said, "Marami, e. Hindi komasasabi na kung may isa lang. Kunyari, may ginagawa ako ‘tapos maiisip kosiya. Parang may sinasabi pa rin siya, e, hanggang ngayon."

Ralph agreed with his brother by adding, "Siyempre, yungmga napulot mo naman, e, hindi mo puwedeng ilathala bawat isa. Kumbaga, maramiyun, e. Kumbaga yung pagkatao namin, malaking aspeto noon ay dahil sa kanya."


WE RECOMMEND


FROM THE SUMMIT MEDIA NETWORK


SPONSORED CONTENT


COMMENTS

Loading comments

THIS JUST IN