Naglabas ng statement si Cesar Montano, sa pamamagitan ng kanyang publicist na si Shirley Pizarro, tungkol sa tragic death ng kanyang 23-year-old son na si Christian Angelo Manhilot. (CLICK HERE to read related story.)
Kasalukuyang inaayos sa Arlington Funeral Homes ang labi ni Angelo at pinag-uusapan pa ng pamilya ang ibang mga detalye tungkol sa lamay niya. Ayon kay Pizarro, hindi pa magsasalita si Cesar dahil "devastated" ito sa nangyari sa kanyang anak.
Narito ang statement ni Cesar:
"TO OUR DEAR FRIENDS FROM THE MEDIA:
"I received the shocking news of my son, Christian Angelo's death very early this morning while I was in Bohol. I, along with my wife Sunshine and daughter Angela, immediately flew back to Manila first thing today to be with my son.
"No words can describe the grief that my family and I are experiencing with this devastating news. He was so young, a cheerful, thoughtful and loving son who has a generous heart and spirit.
"I was just with him yesterday before leaving for Bohol. Little did I know that it would be the last time I was to see him alive.
"Dr. Tony Leachon, a good friend and neighbor, pronounced Angelo dead on arrival at the Malvar General Hospital in Quezon City early this morning. Initial police investigation showed that Angelo died from a single gunshot wound in the head. We are still trying to piece together some facts pertaining to his death.
"While I am still reeling from this tragic incident, my family and I would like to appeal to everyone to respect the privacy of my grieving family at this time.
"Thank you very much for your understanding. May God's strength be with all of us."