Bumuhos sa social media ang pakikiramay sa mga naiwan ng actress-producer na si Donna Villa, asawa ng batikang nobelista at direktor na si Carlo J. Caparas.
Binawian ng buhay ang Golden Lion Films producer dahil sa cancer of the uterus, sa UST Hospital, Martes ng hapon, January 17.
Si Donna Villa—Marian Hazel Patalinhug Nixon sa tunay na buhay—ay pumanaw sa edad na 57.
Ayon sa nakalap na impormasyon ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), noong Disyembre pa ipinasok sa ospital si Donna.
Ilang sandali pagkatapos kumalat ang malungkot na balita tungkol sa pagkamatay ni Donna, sunud-sunod ang posts sa social media ng mga malalapit niyang kaibigan sa showbiz, mula sa mga artista hanggang sa entertainment reporters.
Halos lahat sila ay nagsasabing hindi matatawaran ang kabaitan ng yumaong film producer. Maayos daw itong makisama sa lahat ng tao.
Ayon pa sa mga taga-entertainment press, si Donna ang totoong "Darling of the Press" dahil sa pantay-pantay nitong pakikitungo sa lahat.
Narito ang ilan sa posts ng mga artista sa social media:
Saddened and shocked about the recent news... tita Donna Villa was always supportive of me and always had the biggest, infectious smile...— Sarah Lahbati (@SarahLahbati) January 17, 2017
I cherish my time spent with you on our last film together. May you Rest In Peace. :(— Sarah Lahbati (@SarahLahbati) January 17, 2017
I did 2 films for tita Donna Villa last year. I had no idea she was sick. She was always so kind and thoughtful. Condolences to the family— Ma. Assunta Ledesma (@Samledesma) January 17, 2017
Devastated. ???? RIP to my dearest Tita and Ninang DONNA VILLA. I'm in shock!! ???? You will be terribly missed...— Ruffa Gutierrez (@iloveruffag) January 17, 2017
DONNA'S WAKE. Iki-cremate ang mga labi ni Donna ngayong araw, January 18.
Pagkatapos nito ay magkakaroon ng viewing sa Cosmopolitan Memorial Chapels and Crematory sa Ascencion, Araneta Avenue, Quezon City.
Ayon sa ama-amahan ni Donna na si dating PCSO at MTRCB Chairman Manuel "Manoling" Morato, nakikiusap ang pamilya Caparas na sa halip magpadala ng mga bulaklak ang mga makikiramay, i-donate na lamang ang kanilang mga abuloy sa dalawang charitable institutions.
Ito ay ang Alay sa Bata Foundation at SAGIP Foundation.
Bahagi ng post ni Morato: "Sa dami pong tumatawag sa akin sa pagpanaw ng ating pinakamamahal na si Donna Villa, asawa ni Carlo J. Caparas, nais ko po ibahagi sa inyo kung ano ang naging disisyon ng pamilya niya, asawa at dalawang anak na si CJ at Peach.
"I would like, off hand, to share with you what Carlo and the two children decided on. Starting today, Wednesday January 18, start ng viewing is at 9pm ng gabi after cremation.
"May misa po before cremation. Donna's remains will be at the Cosmopolitan Memorial Chapel and Crematory at THE ASCENSION Columbary at 332 G. Araneta Avenue, Quezon City. Tels: 2425500/2425499/2425510.
"It is the request of Carlo Caparas and the children CJ and Peach to kindly omit flowers and to please donate to the Alay sa Bata Foundation, inc. security Bank a/c number: 0171-021847-001; or SAGIP Foundation, Inc. BPI Espana branch.
"I will forward the account number tomorrow. But i believe the BPI Espaa Branch will honor the donations for they know the account number with them.
"As i told the family, Donna was a very charitable person who always had in her mind those who are in need.
"When i proposed for Carlo to name a charitable institution, he expressed his wishes for donors to donate to the Alay sa Bata Foundation,Inc. and/or the Sagip Foundation, Inc. of the UST Hospital charity ward where our beloved Donna ( nee Marian Patalinhug Nixon) passed away January 17, 2017 at 3:33pm at UST Hospital on Espana."
THANKFUL. Naiwan ni Donna ang asawang si Carlo at mga anak nilang sina Peach at CJ.
Sa Facebook post ni Peach, nagpasalamat siya sa mga nakiramay at sa mga magagandang mensahe ng mga tao para sa kanilang ina.
Aniya, "The outpouring love and support has been a great big help to our family. Family, friends and colleagues your kind words have been received and are appreciated.
"That being said, I know most of you found out through the media, I am sorry our close loved ones had to find out such terrible news in the most impersonal manner but we had no way of stopping it. Believe me when I say most of what you've heard is bullshit.
"No one outside of our family knew exactly what the fuck went down, the broadcasts you are hearing, the articles you are reading are all false.
"My mom, despite her image, was an incredibly private person. But my heart is filled with love seeing how much tears are being shed and how many hearts are breaking because of this beautiful human being's passing; the lives you have touched are truly countless.
"We will remember you as the big, bright, beautiful spirit that you always were. We will continue what you started, we will help those who need us and live every damn day full of love because that's what you would've wanted. My son will hear of your love for him, mom.
"I would like to thank the wonderful wonderful doctors who helped us during this difficult time. All of whom did their very best and cared for her above and beyond their hippocratic oath.
"I cannot thank them enough for giving us the time we needed before having to say goodbye. To my sister Dra. Cita, we owe you and everyone else involved a great deal of gratitude.
"Needless to say, not all battles here on earth are won, but victory awaits us on the other side. Mama and Papa are waiting for you, I'm sure they've missed you. ???? I know you'll continue to give us your love and guidance just from higher up. I love you, my Queen. "