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Coco Martin pens heartfelt message to late actor Eddie Garcia

Coco Martin pens heartfelt message to late actor Eddie Garcia

MANILA, Philippines — Actor Coco Martin, who recently worked alongside the late Eddie Garcia in the popular television show “Ang Probinsyano,” penned a touching message to his “Lo” and thanked him for the time they spent together.

Hours after the news of Garcia’s death was announced Thursday, Martin shared three photos on Instagram, two of the late actor and one of them together.

“[‘Di ko] mapaliwanag ang lungkot at sakit na nararamdaman namin ngayon. Iniisip ko na lang po na ang Diyos ang may kagustuhan ng lahat ng nangyayari para sa atin,” Martin wrote.

(I cannot explain the sadness that we feel. I trust that God knows what is happening to us now.)

The actor expressed gratitude for the fun moments and laughter they shared despite their age difference.

“Maraming salamat sayo Lo sa lahat ng ating mga kwentuhan at tawanan at sa ating mga masasayang mga oras na magkasama. malayo man ang edad natin pero tinanggap mo ako bilang kaibigan mo,” he said in the caption.

(Thank you, Lo, for the stories and the laughter that we shared. Our age gap may be huge, but you accepted me as a friend.)

“Hanggang sa muling pagkikita natin Lo mabuhay ka at alam ko nandito ka lang sinusubaybayan mo kami. hindi namin kakalimutan ang lahat ng mga pangaral mo para sa amin isakang huwaran ng mabuting tao at mahusay na artista at direktor Mahal na mahal ka namin Lo!!! R.I.P.,” he added.

(Until we meet again, Lo. I know you will be here watching over us. We will not forget the lessons you shared with us. You are a good person, a great artist and director. We love you LO !!! R.I.P.

Other celebrities also took to Instagram to remember the late Filipino film and TV icon.

Actress Agot Isidro, who said working with Garcia is “pure joy” and an “utmost honor,” shared a photo of them together.

“You were a generous, fun loving, tireless soldier who was always excited to come to work everyday, sharing your genius with everyone,” Isidro said of Garcia.

Actress Nikki Valdez, who worked with the late actor in the primetime drama series “Sana Bukas pa ang Kahapon,” shared a photo taken in September 2014.

“Tito Eddie, tingnan mo ngiti ko dito. I will not forget this day dahil ito yung buong araw na tayo magkawork pero grabe ako sa pagkatulala kasi di ako makapaniwala na magkatrabaho tayo,” Valdez wrote.

(Tito Eddie, look at my smile here. I will not forget this day because we worked all day her but I was starstruck. I cannot believe that I was working with you.)

When I asked to have our picture taken, you gladly said, ‘of course!’” she added. “I am honored to have worked with you… Rest in Peace our dear Tito Eddie. We love you.”

The outpouring of love and admiration can be seen in the social media accounts of many celebrities.

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(Editor: Eden Estopace)