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‘She lived a full life’: Herlene Budol mourns death of grandmother

Herlene asked her late Nanay Bireng to guide her in the Binibining Pilipinas 2022 coronation night this coming July.

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6/8/2022 in News
‘She lived a full life’: Herlene Budol mourns death of grandmother

Herlene Budol’s grandmother has recently passed away.

On Monday June 6, the Binibining Pilipinas 2022 semi-finalist took to Instagram to share the heartbreaking news that her grandmother, whom she fondly calls Nanay Bireng, has died due to kidney failure and added health complications.

“Nanay Bireng ko, ito ay isang post na mahirap para sa akin na isulat,” she wrote in her announcement. “Nawala na ang aking pinakamamahal na lola ngayon lang umaga 9am 6-6-22 at mami-miss kita ng sobra.”

Herlene went on to pay tribute to Nanay Bireng and explain the context of her passing.

“Siya ay isang special na babae at ang pagkawala sa kanya ay lubos na nararamdaman ng marami, even though she lived a full life,” she said.

“Sa nakalipas ng isang buwan, matapang siyang lumaban sa kidney failure at sakit due to aging ay marami narin komplikasyon tulad ng high blood, diabetic at pneumonia at ang pinakamasakit ang makita siyang nagdurusa sa mga huling oras na iyon ay napakahirap,” she told her followers.

Addressing her grandmother, she added, “Nanay ko. Nangako ka kay @sirwil75 makakapunta kayo ni Tatay Oreng sa Binibining Pilipinas coronation night ko.”

 

 

In a separate Instagram post, Herlene posted a photo of herself buying a Filipiniana attire for her late grandmother as she recalled the times she would buy gifts for her grandparents whenever she could afford them.

“Ang bigat-bigat sa dibdib. Dati, 'pag may natira ako sa kinita ko sa taping, agad-agad ako bibili ng pasalubong kila Tatay Oreng ko at Nanay Bireng kahit tsinelas, duster, o kahit anong simpleng pasalubong makita ko lang 'yung gandang ngiti nila at may bonus pa akong masarap na akap galing sa kanila,” she reminisced.

She also couldn’t help but look back on the happy memories she had with Nanay Bireng and Tatay Oreng.

“Tapos 'yung mag-TikTok kami at tuturuan ko pa sila sumayaw at sabayan lang ako mag-TikTok. Ang babaw lang ng kaligayahan ko mga Ka-Squammy ko parang bata lang sa Hipon Girl niyo. ‘Yung mapasaya ko sila ay sobrang priceless na po para sa akin. Dahil kulang pa ‘yung pag aaruga nila sa akin sa dalawampu't dalawang taon sa akin,” she said.

It pains Herlene that the Filipiniana attire is the last thing she would buy for her grandmother.

“Ngayon, napakabigat sa dibdib ko dahil eto na yung huling damit na ibibili ko para kay Nanay. Hindi ko na siya makasama sa TikTok at kulitan. Ang sakit-sakit mawalan ng taong mahal mo sa buhay,” she candidly shared.

To end her post, Herlene expressed her gratitude and appreciation for the way her grandparents raised and loved her throughout the years. She also asked Nanay Bireng to guide her, especially in the upcoming coronation night of Binibining Pilipinas 2022.

“Si Nanay Bireng at si Tatay Oreng ang number #1 fan ko at proud na proud sa akin sa bawa't appearance ko sa television at wala silang linalagpasan sa lahat ng appearance ko simula ng 'Wowowin' days. Sobra ko silang na-appreciate dahil laging silang nakaabang sa TV at proud ako sabihin sa buong Ka-Squammy, Kahiponatics at Kabudol ko dyan na sila Tatay Oreng at Nanay Bireng pinalaki ako ng maayos ang buhay ko,” she wrote.

“Nanay Bireng, gabayan mo ako at wag mong kalilimutan na pinangakuan mo kami ni Sir Wilbert Tolentino na manonood ka sa Binibining Pilipinas sa July 31, 2022. Samahan mo ako at bigyan mo rin ako ng lakas loob sa patimpalak na ilalaban ko sa darating ng coronation night. Manalo o matalo gusto ko lang maging masaya kayo ni Tatay sa narating ko at magsisilbi ng inspirasyon sa lahat ng umiidolo sa akin. Love you, Nanay Bireng ko, sana magustuhan mo 'yung outfit napili ko para po sa'yo. Pangako na aalagaan ko si Tatay Oreng at ang aking pamilya,” she addressed her late grandmother.

 

 

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