The former Miss World Philippines, whose father reportedly shot himself inside a police station after being arrested on drug charges, has spoken out about her loss.
Writing on Facebook, Hillarie Parungao paid tribute to her father, Edmundo Parungao, aged 46, who was mentioned to have grabbed a gun and shot himself in the mouth at a police station in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, on Tuesday, April 18.
She additionally hinted that the police model of occasions could also be questionable. In a timeline replace yesterday, she wrote: “Knock, knock. Who’s there? Lies!” The assertion is an obvious reference to Oplan Tokhang in which — as in her father’s case — police knock on drug suspects’ doorways and ask them to give up.
Her assertion in full:
“My dad labored in Taiwan after I was little or no and I solely know him via photos and letters. I need to say, my modeling profession began when he requested my mother to continuously ship him our photographs.
“This image was taken when he got here again from abroad; I lastly have a face of my father.
“He was holding a keyboard organ for me, to which I went ballistic after I discovered that my brother donated it in college. He had a bucket of lego for my brother.
“I used to be surprised to see my dad in individual. To lastly put a face on the person I’ve liked via photographs, paid cellphone calls and cassette tape recordings.
“I adopted him in every single place round the home with out him understanding, hiding behind his shadow. I turned my again for some time and I misplaced him, I went out of the home and located him standing by the picket gate of our home. Reluctantly I got here near him solely to see that he was tearing up. It broke my coronary heart, terribly.
“A father that he was, he didn’t need me to see him crying and requested me to get him a match for his cigarette. I obliged and hurried again to him. Looking up with my eyes asking him, he gave me a smirk and advised me to return in. But I stood there simply watching him.
“My first reminiscence of my dad… A person in his denim denims and white t-shirt. Bubbly , full of life and love, hurting and sobbing. I stored that first reminiscence vividly, as a result of at that very second I advised myself that I’ll by no means need to see my father cry once more, I by no means need him to ever be harm.
“Few folks near me have heard of this story…
“As I sit watching him now sleeping nonetheless, I advised him: ‘Dad, you will never be hurt anymore.’
“I’m broken, I will always be, and no one or nothing can ever mend my heart; but these words give me comfort…”
Mr Parungao shall be buried on Sunday at 7.30am at Dos Hermanos, Solano Nueva Vizcaya.
Hillarie mentioned: “Sing alongside together with his favorite songs as we convey him to his resting place and pray for his soul.
“I can just imagine him all smiles and ready to throw his antics when he sees you all there.”
Hillarie, a Chinese-Filipino tv presenter and mannequin, competed in the 2015 version of Miss World held in Sanya, China, the place she completed in tenth place.