Bernadette Sembrano’s father passes away

It was last Sunday, April 28, when the ABS-CBN news anchor learned of her father's passing.

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4/29/2019 9:36 AM
Bernadette Sembrano’s father passes away


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Bernadette Sembrano's father Nicanor passed away on Sunday morning. The ABS-CBN news anchor shared via Instagram that her dad was in critical condition since Friday, April 26.

"We were told by the doctors to be ready anytime . Hagulgol. It was Saturday and papa was still hanging on. 'Baka may hinihintay,' said the doctor because his vitals signs were not good but he was still fighting," she shared. 

Bernadette said that it was on Sunday, April 28, when her father succumbed to his illness. "Sunday was a regular day . I woke up early for work. Checked my phone . Again the BP update . After work , I even had breakfast with Mama Elaine, who was celebrating her birthday .  I drove to the hospital at a chill pace and arrived at the ICU at 9:47 am and saw the nurses outside papa’s room. Papa flat lined 9:45 am , I was two minutes late.  I concluded , papa didn't want me to see him go. A male nurse shut the door behind him while I prayed and said goodbye." 

She continued, "Then another nurse entered papa’s room with an ECG Machine to reconfirm the initial results... and it showed that Papa’s heart was still beating !!! 30... So , natawa pa ako ng konti while crying . I could not believe it! I prayed the rosary and sang songs again while I was crying. “What a Beautiful World." Papa left as I sang “Moon River”. It was 10:46 am. Papa waited for me, as he always did."

The anchor then recounted the many moments in her life where her dad patiently waited for her. "He waited for me after choir , model platoon practice in high school. He didn't mind having late lunch with me even if he came from a 4-hour dialysis session in the morning," she wrote.

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Papa was in critical condition since Friday night , and we were told by the doctors to be ready anytime . Hagulgol. It was Saturday and papa was still hanging on. “Baka may hinihintay” , said the doctor because his vitals signs were not good but he was still fighting. I decided that nobody can tell when it is a person’s time to go. There was something Not right about anticipating his death. buhay pa siya eh. I decided Not to be overly paranoid about every update on his deteriorating BP. I sang kundiman and religious songs and prayed The rosary to the man i love.. but i also went home to rest for work the following day. Sunday was a regular day . I woke up early for work. Checked my Phone . Again The BP update . After work , i even had breakfast with Mama Elaine who was celebrating her birthday . I drove to the hospital at a chill pace and arrived at The ICU at 9:47 am and saw The nurses outside papa’s room. Papa flat lined 9:45 am , i was two Minutes late. I concluded , Papa Didnt want me to see him go. A male nurSe shut the door behind him while i prayed And said goodbye.hagulgol. Then another nurse entered papa’s room with an ECG Machine to reconfirm the initial results... and it showed that Papa’s heart was still beating !!! 30... So , natawa pa ako ng konti while crying . I could Not believe it! ( napakarami kong COMEDY moments during Our month long stay at The hospital , and until The end!) I prayed The rosary ... and sang songs again while i was crying .. “what a beautiful World “... Papa left as i sang “moonriver”. It was 10:46 am. Papa waited for me, as he always did . He waited for me after choir , model platoon practice in highschool. He Didnt mind having late lunch with me even if he came from a 4 -hour dialysis session in The morning ! Gutom siya For sure ! During our last lunch date before his hospital confinement, i asked Papa, “Pa buti hindi ka naiinip maghintay” . He Just sat there waiting For me For 2 hours because napaaga siya . “OK lang” he would say. —- A few seconds after The Nurse confirmed papa’s death, Mama Elaine entered the room. Papa Nick joined our creator on my Mama Elaine’s birthday , April 28, 2019

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