Senator Recto’s ma dies while on holiday in Cambodia; remains to arrive Tuesday
MANILA, Philippines—Senate Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto’s mother, Carmen Gonzalez Recto, died Saturday while on a holiday in Cambodia.
A staff member of Senator Recto, who did not want to be identified, said on Monday that Mrs. Recto died in sleep on the day she was supposed to return to the Philippines. She was 72.
Radyo Inquirer 990AM also reported that Mrs. Recto woke up early Saturday morning, took a bath and even had coffee as she was preparing for her 8am flight back to the Philippines
While waiting for her companions, she took a nap and never woke up again, the report said. Mrs. Recto was also reported to be suffering from pneumonia.
Recto’s staff member said that Mrs. Recto’s body is scheduled to be brought back to the Philippines on Tuesday.
Recto and his wife, actress and Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos, were on a weeklong vacation in Tokyo when they got the news. They were expected to arrive in the Philippines Monday night.
“Malakas yun, nanood pa ng impeachment dati,” said the staff member, who was surprised by the sudden death of the senator’s mother.
A Vilma Santos fans’ Facebook account posted a request to “include in your prayers the soul of Mrs. Carmen Gonzalez-Recto, adding she “was born to eternal life while on vacation.”
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