The mother of veteran host Boy Abunda has passed away.
On Monday, the host’s sister, Eastern Samar congresswoman Maria Fe Abunda, confirmed the passing of Licerna “Lesing” Romerica Abunda in a post on Facebook.
According to the post written in Waray, Mrs. Abunda died on Sunday, December 1.
The said post also stated that a funeral mass will be held at Arlington Memorial Chapels in Quezon City starting Monday, December 2.
Abunda has been vocal about his love for his mother. In 2018, he published a book entitled “Nanay’s Gay Boy” and delivered a speech called Dearest Nanay when he received his doctorate degree during the Philippine Women’s University graduation exercises in 2016.
Mrs. Abunda was a teacher and was elected councilor in Borongan for three terms from 1995 to 2004. She also won as vice mayor in 2004.