Jennylyn Mercado's "father" passes away

by Dinno Erece
Aug 20, 2008
Four days after giving birth to her son with Patrick Garcia, Jennylyn Mercado (in photo) loses her known father, Mr. Rogelio Mercado, who succumbed due to complications of diabetes.

After birth comes death for Jennylyn Mercado's family.

Sumakabilang-buhay ang amain ni Jennylyn Mercado na si Mr. Rogelio Veloso Mercado noong Martes ng hatinggabi, August 19, sa United Doctors Medical Center Hospital due to diabetes complications. He was 69.

August 16, isinilang ni Jennylyn ang kanyang anak kay Patrick Garcia sa St. Luke's Hospital. Kahapon lang din ng umaga sila na-discharge ng kanyang anak na si Jaz.

Mas kilala bilang Tatay Roger, na asawa ng tiyahin ni Jennylyn na si Mrs. Lydia Mercado, he left behind his wife and two children Rey and Gerly na parehong kaaalis pa lang recently para magtrabaho sa Middle East.

Ayon sa long-time assistant ng manager ni Becky Aguila (manager ni Jennylyn) na si Mel Polmano, nagkita pa sina Tatay Roger, Jennylyn, at ang apo nitong si Jaz umaga ng Martes.

Nakaburol ngayon ang mga labi ni Tatay Roger sa Funeraria Pilipinas sa Zapote Road, Las Piñas, at nakatakda itong i-cremate this Saturday, August 23.

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Four days after giving birth to her son with Patrick Garcia, Jennylyn Mercado (in photo) loses her known father, Mr. Rogelio Mercado, who succumbed due to complications of diabetes.
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