For the first time after Elaine Gamboa-Cuneta’s demise, Megastar Sharon Cuneta breaks her silence as she delivered a heartbreaking eulogy at the necrology service of her mother at Sanctuario de San Antonio Parish in Makati.
In her heartbreaking eulogy, Sharon shared the things she misses most in her mother who died on November 5 due to internal bleeding and complications arising from abdominal surgery.
The Megastar recounted parts of some lovely and unforgettable memories of her mother as she stressed that the loss of her mother as well as her father (former Pasay City Mayor Pablo Cuneta) has created a void in her life.
“Fourteen years ago, I had everything—a good husband, daughter who was still my baby [KC], and a coming daughter [Frankie], and what I wanted for a career. I thought I was at the top of the world [and] my father left me with all these other things I was grateful for. Fourteen years later, we’re all here today, my mother is in a box,” Sharon said as she disclosed that she feels scared to become an orphan.
Further, Sharon recalled how festive her mother was and narrated that she was fond of food which she considers great expression of love and care.
“Si Mommy, ‘pag meron akong shooting, lahat ng nakasama ko sa pelikula, sa TV shows ko, lahat ng director, lahat ng artista, lahat ng action stars, lahat ng dramatic actors at actresses na nakapiling ko sa pelikula, lahat ‘yan na-experience ‘yung busog na busog sila ‘pag dadalaw si Mommy. Parang laging last supper, laging fiesta sa kanya talaga,” Sharon said.
(“If ever I have shooting or taping and Mom visits me, she brings a lot of food. Everyone I worked with have experienced that fiesta atmosphere whenever she was around.”)
In her eulogy, the Megastar admitted that up to now she’s still in denial that her mother has passed away. She said she’s thankful for her husband Secretary Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan for supporting her and by doing the things to be done for her mother’s burial.
Sharon thanked her mother for loving her daughters so much especially her first born, KC Concepcion. She also expressed her gratitude to everyone who showed their support and love for her mom especially during the last two crucial months at the hospital.
“I love you, my Mommy. Napakarami mo mang tinawag na anak, tinawag na apo, ako ang anak ni Elaine na kaisa-isang babae and I will die very proud of that,” Sharon said in her eulogy.
(“You have considered a lot of people as your children and grandchildren, but I am Elaine’s only daughter …”)