Francisca Chiu, the grandmother of actress Kim Chiu, passed away last Sunday, August 9.
Francisca Chiu, the grandmother of Kim Chiu, passed away last Sunday, August 9.
The actress took to Instagram to express her grief over her "amah's" death.
She shared a compilation of throwback photos of her late grandmother with their family, accompanied with a heartfelt caption.
"Rest well in heaven, ama! You don’t have to wait anymore sa sunrise ug sunset. I guess in heaven sun is always shining," wrote Kim.
"I still remember pag-kinakamusta kita, you always say na 'naghulat sa pagsaka sa adlaw ug nagpaabot na mu gabii. Para ugma napud,'" she continued. "You always taught us that tomorrow is another day. Thank you, ama for taking care of us, unconditionally."
The "Love Thy Woman" star also expressed sadness that she wasn't able to see her grandmother for the last time due to travel restrictions imposed by the government to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I will miss you ama. Visiting Cebu will never be the same again," she said.
"Felt hard to say goodbye. Felt even harder that this happened in this kind of situation. We were not able to fly there to whisper our last goodbye," she added.
Aside from Kim, her sister Lakam Chiu also paid tribute to their "amah," whom she described as her "strength" and "source of inspiration."
"You have taught me what is life is all about. You’ve given me courage to fight and to be firm," she said.
"Thank you for your unconditional love. I will always be forever grateful to have you as my mama/mommy/ama to me and my family.... Ma, like what you’ve always told me. I miss you and I love you... I love you forever... May you rest in peace," she added.