Ngayong araw, March 27, ang ika-48 na kaarawan ng namayapang aktres na si Liezl Martinez.
Ngunit ilang linggo bago ang kanyang kaarawan ay pumanaw si Liezl noong March 14 dahil sa breast at lung cancer.
Read: Liezl Martinez dies at 47
Naulila ni Liezl ang asawang si Albert Martinez; ang tatlong anak nilang sina Alyanna, Alfonso, at Alyssa; at mga magulang na sina Amalia Fuentes at Romeo Vasquez.
Kahit namayapa na si Liezl, hindi pa rin nakaligtaan ng mga mahal niya sa buhay na batiin siya ngayong kanyang kaarawan, sa pamamagitan ng pagpu-post ng mensahe sa Instagram:
#MyLiezl ...happy birthday in heaven Mama
A photo posted by Albert Martinez (@albertmartinez_) onMar 26, 2015 at 9:36am PDT
Hi Mama it is 4am on earth and I still cant sleep. Looking over all my collection of scrapbooks and reminiscing on all the good days with you. It would have been your 48th birthday today and I wish you were here to celebrate with us. I found this photo of us, this must have been during my 1st Easter Celebration around this same time 29 years ago.🐰🐰🐰 I miss you and love you so much. Please watch over us and protect us always.❤️
A photo posted by Alyanna Martinez (@alyannamartinez) onMar 26, 2015 at 12:56pm PDT
Now it is our turn to light a candle for you! Happy Birthday in Heaven Mama!🙏🙏🙏🎂🎂🎂 Montserrat 2013
A photo posted by Alyanna Martinez (@alyannamartinez) onMar 26, 2015 at 1:06pm PDT
This was Mama's birthday last year. She would've been 48 today ☺ Happy birthday, Mama ❤ I'm sure you're having an amazing birthday in heaven. I miss you so so much. Still so weird not having you around. Always watch over and protect us. I love you so much ❤
A photo posted by Alissa Martinez 🐶🎀 (@alissamartinez) onMar 26, 2015 at 9:09am PDT
A FITTING TRIBUTE. Bago sumakabilang-buhay si Liezl ay naging aktibong board member siya ng Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).
At bilang pagbibigay-pugay sa kanilang yumaong kasamahan, ipinangalan ng MTRCB ang isa nilang multi-purpose hall kay Liezl.
Noong March 25, dalawang araw bago ang ika-48 kaarawan ng yumaong aktres, ay pinasinayaan ang Liezl S. Martinez Hall sa pangunguna ni MTRCB Chairman Toto Villareal.
Dinaluhan ito ng buong pamilya ni Liezl—ang kanyang mister na si Albert at mga anak na sina Alyanna, Alfonso, at Alyssa. Dumating din ang ama niyang si Romeo Vasquez.
At MTRCB for Liezl's Dedication, Tribute and Birthday in Heaven Celebration. Their new main hall is now called the Liezl S. Martinez Hall #MyLiezl
A photo posted by Albert Martinez (@albertmartinez_) onMar 25, 2015at 5:37am PDT
A photo posted by Albert Martinez (@albertmartinez_) onMar 25, 2015 at 7:46am PDT
Hindi rin maipagkakaila ang pagiging proud ng mga anak ni Liezl sa kanya, base na rin sa Instagram posts nila.
Everyone was teary eyed when they unveiled the name plate of the hall❤️
A photo posted by Alyanna Martinez (@alyannamartinez) onMar 25, 2015 at 5:15am PDT
Liezl S. Martinez Hall Dedication and Unveiling Ceremony❤️ 3-25-15
A photo posted by Alyanna Martinez (@alyannamartinez) onMar 25, 2015 at 5:23am PDT
At the Liezl S. Martinez Hall in the MTRCB Building with the hippest Lolo ☺ So proud of you, Mama ❤ Thank you MTRCB for doing this for Mama and making us part of this day ❤
A photo posted by Alissa Martinez 🐶🎀 (@alissamartinez) onMar 26, 2015 at 12:04am PDT
Thanks so much to Chairman Villareal and the whole MTRCB family for showing us a side of Mama we didn't really see. From all the funny anecdotes, to Mama's projects to improve the facilities, arguments on who is truly her BFF at work and ofcourse her passion to serve regardless of whatever pains she was going through 💜💓💗💘💝💞💟 And yes, I smile/laugh like Papa, both our eyes disappear. 😢😢😢
A photo posted by Alfonso Martinez (@robotrice) onMar 25, 2015 at 11:03pm PDT