Sharon Cuneta visits wake of late PDI writer Bayani San Diego Jr.
Megastar Sharon Cuneta visited the wake of late Philippine Daily Inquirer entertainment section writing editor Bayani San Diego Jr. on Thursday, October 25.
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I was really scheduled to fly home early this morning for my son Miguel’s advanced birthday celebration in school, and then fly back to Ormoc also very early tomorrow morning for more shooting. And then, as you all know by now, my dear friend Ton passed away yesterday. I tried booking a private plane yesterday too but my producer requested that I do a couple of scenes with Richard, Kath, Joross and Tommy, and said they would just move the other scenes scheduled for after, to another day. So since I knew that I was on Ton’s shortlist of real “Pros” (as he and I would say: “NAKS!”), I stayed. Only, each part involving me that would’ve taken me normally 10 minutes or so to shoot seemed to take forever. Nakakahiya nga sa co-stars ko. Kamukha ko na nga si Kermit the Frog sa kakaiyak, then I couldn’t get my lines straight pa. I felt like I was floating, my brain felt like it was scrambled eggs. My heart I thought went missing but then there was too much pain so I knew it was there. Thank God they were all so kind and understanding, especially Direk Cathy, my producer Elma and the staff and crew too. So I got on a small jet with 3 of my staff at 7am today, and will do so again tomorrow early to fly back to Ormoc. Thank you, @richardgomezinstagram Mayor. But I told you to sleep and take care of that cough. I hope you got enough rest before going to work. I appreciate it very much, though, but you really didn’t have to. Thank you to TonTon San Diego’s family, especially Ate Sonia. It was nice to finally meet you. Yes, I went to pay my respects to Ton early. I am just now on my way home. My osterized heart will now at least get a long and much-needed HUGE break — because I will finally see and be able to hug and kiss my girls tight when I get to the condo. Miguel will surely get more too even if he got my lamutak this morning already. My husband Kiko and I will finally also be together again though we were also both with Miguel this morning. I will be with my family. God knows I NEED to feel LOVED and NEEDED and APPRECIATED so badly right this minute. And again to Ton, see you again someday, my friend. Maybe when we get together again, “dalaginding” na tayo muna ulit!💔ADVERTISEMENT
Cuneta recounted she was scheduled to fly home from Ormoc City for her son’s advanced birthday celebration and fly back the next day to continue her shoot.
However, she said arrangements had to be made upon learning on Wednesday about the death of her friend San Diego, who was also known as “Ton” by family and close friends.
“I tried booking a private plane yesterday too but my producer requested that I do a couple of scenes with Richard, Kath, Joross and Tommy, and said they would just move the other scenes scheduled for after, to another day,” the Megastar wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday.
Knowing San Diego used to refer to her as one of the “real pros,” she stayed at the set of her upcoming film with Richard Gomez, but had a hard time in delivering her lines: “Each part involving me that would’ve taken me normally 10 minutes or so to shoot seemed to take forever.”
“Nakakahiya nga sa co-stars ko. Kamukha ko na nga si Kermit the Frog sa kakaiyak, then I couldn’t get my lines straight pa,” Cuneta added.
She then thanked Director Cathy Garcia-Molina, her producer, the staff and crew of the film “Three Words to Forever,” and co-star Gomez for understanding the situation.
“And again to Ton, see you again someday, my friend. Maybe when we get together again, ‘dalaginding’ na tayo muna ulit!” the Megastar wrote.
San Diego passed away on Wednesday, October 24. He was 48. /kga
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