Licerna 'Lesing' Romerica Abunda, the mother of veteran television host and talent manager Boy Abunda, has passed away at the age of 90.
Earlier today, December 2, her daughter, Eastern Samar congresswoman Maria Fe Abunda, shared that their peacefully passed away yesterday, December 1.
Her remains lie at the Arlington Memorial Chapels, and a funeral mass will also be held later today.
Prior to her retirement, Nanay Lesing served as a teacher and became a politician in Borongan town for more than a decade.
Years later, her old age started to take its toll on her health. Just a few months back, she was confined at a hospital after battling dementia.
Tito Boy has always put his mom at the center of his life. In 2012, he even founded his foundation Make Your Nanay Proud, to pay homage to her mother, and to urge people to follow and do the same.
Just last week, during an interview with Toni Gonzaga on "Tonight with Boy Abunda," the host became emotional after being praised by the actress for his deep love for Nanay Lesing.
"Thank you, Toni. I am just very sensitive now for what I am going through. Sabi ko nga, kahit na makalimutan nila ang trabaho ko, as long as people remembered that I encouraged them to make their parents, their mother proud, I am okay," he emotionally said.
Watch the interview here:
Our condolences to the Abunda family. May she rest in peace.
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