Teresa Hernandez, mom of ‘Pastillas Girl,’ shot dead

Angelica Jane Yap's mother is killed in Caloocan

'PASTILLAS GIRL.' Angelica Jane Yap's mother, Teresa Yap, is shot dead in Caloocan. In the photo, Angelica sits with her mother on 'It's Showtime,' the show that aired the 'Nasaan Ka Mr Pastillas' segment. Screengrab from YouTube/ABS-CBN Entertainment


MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Teresa Yap, the mother of It’s Showtime’s “Pastillas Girl” Angelica Jane Yap, was shot dead Sunday night, November 29. 

According to the official police report, Teresa was eating at a restaurant in Caloocan with one of her daughters when a man appeared and shot her. The incident was caught on CCTV.

She was rushed to Chinese General Hospital at around 9:35 pm on November 29. She died at 12:45 am on November 30.

Teresa was 43, and was the Kagawad of Barangay 127 in Caloocan City.

Police said that the suspect was wearing a hat, a denim jacket and was about 5’4” tall. He escaped on a motorcycle.

A report by ABS-CBN cited a relative, Tumping Fabian, as saying that Teresa had been receiving death threats. The investigation is ongoing. 

On December 1, Senior Superintendent Bart Bustamante told Rappler that Teresa preferred to use her maiden name, rather than Maria Teresa Santos Hernandez-Yap.

Angelica Jane Yap was known for her viral video where she explained how to make pastillas (soft milk candy) while expressing her bitterness of her ex-boyfriend. Mom Teresa has sometimes also appeared on Showtime to support her daughter. 

It’s Showtime then created a dating game segment, “Nasaan Ka Mr Pastillas?” to help Angelica find her Mr Right. – Rappler.com