Miss World Philippines’ father was arrested as a part of Duterte’s brutal war on drugs and he shot himself.
Hillarie Parungao, who won Miss World Philippines in 2015, said ‘nothing can ever mend my heart’ while giving a heartbreaking tribute to her father, Edmundo, who allegedly shot himself in a police station in Salano following a drugs-related arrest.
According to the local reports, Mr Parungao, 46, grabbed a gun from an officer and killed himself after being uncuffed in a police station having complained of chest pains.
Miss Parungao, who is also a television presenter, wrote on Facebook: ‘I’m broken, I will always be, and no one or nothing can ever mend my heart.’
In her tribute, she said that she had once found her father ‘tearing up’ in the garden – an early memory that ‘broke my heart, terribly’. She added: ‘My first memory of my dad – a man in his denim jeans and a white t-shirt. Bubbly, full of life and love, hurting and sobbing.
‘I kept that first memory vividly because at that very moment I told myself that I will never want to see my father cry again, I never want him to ever be hurt.’