Family members took to social media on Sunday, October 4, to remember late rapper and OPM icon Francis Magalona on what would have been his 56th birthday.
In an Instagram post, talent manager Pia Magalona greeted her late husband by posting a throwback photo of the country's "King of Rap."
She also shared a photo of them together, which she captioned with a portion of the lyrics of Carly Simon's "The Right Thing To Do:" "Lovin’ you, baby, is the right thing to do."
Aside from Pia, Francis's daughters Maxene and Saab also honored their late father.
Maxene recalled her fondest memory of her dad.
“I have a lot of beautiful and wonderful memories with my Dad. But I guess one of my favorites would have to be when he would pick up from school, in college in Katipunan, and we would ride home together all the way to Antipolo. And I really cherished those moments because those were the times when he would ask me how I was and what’s happening in my life. You know, he really took time to get to know us; to really ask us how we were. It was also in those car rides home when he would give me advice—advice that I really keep in my heart forever. We would listen to music together, some of his favorite songs or sometimes he would just suddenly start rapping out of nowhere! You know it was really those fun, candid moments that I really love and miss the most. He was just himself—no cameras, no microphones, no nothing. It was just our quiet time together. I really miss him," she wrote.
She also shared a clip of herself singing one of Francis M.'s iconic songs "Kaleidoscope World" with her husband Rob Mananquil and brothers Frank and Elmo, taken when they visited their father's grave.
Saab, for her part, simply said in her post: "He would have been 56 today. Love you, pop!"
Francis died in 2009 after a battle with leukemia. He was 44 at the time of his death.