'Mahal na mahal ka namin:' 'Ang Probinsyano' co-stars pay tribute to Eddie Garcia

MANILA, Philippines – Veteran Filipino actor, Eddie Garcia, who passed away at the age of 90, left behind a 50-year legacy of influential and memorable roles, including his 3-year acting stint on ABS-CBN's longest-running Ang Probinsyano teleserye.

From 2016 to February 2019, the acclaimed actor played the role of Senyor Gustavo/Don Emilio on the show, garnering respect and admiration by his cast members for his professionalism, skill, and heart.

Remembered dearly by his co-stars, the Ang Probinsyano cast paid the beloved Manoy their moving tributes online.

Coco Martin (Cardo Dalisay)

View this post on Instagram Diko mapaliwanag ang lungkot at sakit nanararamdaman namin ngayon. iniisip ko nalang po na ang Diyos ang may kagustuhan ng lahat ng nangyayari para sa atin. Maraming salamat sayo Lo sa lahat ng ating mga kwentuhan at tawanan at sa ating mga masasayang mga oras na magkasama. malayo man ang edad natin pero tinanggap mo ako bilang kaibigan mo. Hanggang sa muling pagkikita natin Lo mabuhay ka at alam ko nandito kalang sinusubaybayan mo kami. hindi namin kakalimutan ang lahat ng mga pangaral mo para sa amin isakang huwaran ng mabuting tao at mahusay na artista at direktor Mahal na mahal ka namin Lo!!! R.I.P A post shared by Coco Martin (@mr.cocomartin) on Jun 20, 2019 at 4:56am PDT  

Bela Padilla (Carmen Tuazon)

We lost an icon today. This is truly heartbreaking. Rest easy, sir. I love all the conversations I was blessed to share with you, and I will remember you fondly forever. pic.twitter.com/DjhJxlPu32 — Bela Padilla (@padillabela) June 20, 2019

Yassi Pressman (Alyana Arevalo)

View this post on Instagram One of the best... Salamat po sa lahat. Lalong lalo na po sa mga pangaral at kwentuhan natin noon.. sa mga mabubuti pong mga salita, sa lahat ng mga nakasama ninyo, salamat po sa inspirasyon dahil po sa galing nyo. at sa mga ngiting di po namin makakalimutan. Thank you Tito Eddie. Mahal po namin kayo A post shared by Yassi Pressman (@yassipressman) on Jun 20, 2019 at 6:24am PDT

Alessandra De Rossi (Rowena)

Mahal kita tito eddie. Salamat sa pagiging inspirasyon sa aming lahat. https://t.co/BYS4EIKZzE — alessandra de rossi (@msderossi) June 20, 2019

Vice Ganda (Ella)

It was an honor to meet you and to have the experience to work with you Tito Eddie Garcia. Maraming maraming salamat po sa karanasan, inspirasyon at kabutihan. Mahal ka ng apo mong si Praybeyt Benjamin. — jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) June 20, 2019

Agot Isidro (Verna Tuazon)

View this post on Instagram I will miss you We will miss you. It was pure joy and an utmost honor to work alongside you. You were a generous, fun loving, tireless soldier who was always excited to come to work everyday, sharing your genius with everyone (and your stash of bourbon sa mga last punggol) I love you, Papa. Have fun in heaven Who will greet me “Hello Beautiful” now? A post shared by Agot Isidro (@agotisidro) on Jun 20, 2019 at 3:13am PDT

John Prats (Jerome Girona, Jr)

View this post on Instagram Sad day for the industry. May you Rest in peace tito Eddie. Napaka swerte ko po na nakasama at nakatrabaho ko po kayo. Lagi ka po nasa puso namin. Salamat dahil marami po kaming natutunan sa inyo.Mamimiss namin kayo. #ForeverLegend A post shared by John Paulo Q. Prats (@johnprats) on Jun 20, 2019 at 2:53am PDT

Pokwang (Amor Nieves)

View this post on Instagram una kitang nakita noong grade 3 pa ako nag sho shooting ka sa lugar namin sa antipolo ng pelikulang sa ngalan ng anak. nagpahanap ka ng manikyurista at si aling Celia na kapit bahay namin ang nag manicure sayo, sumama ako para makita kita at nakatunganga ako sayo tapos napuna mo ako at sabi mo sakin, anak pwede ka kumurap ha sabay tawa at tinanong mo ako kung anak ba ako ng intsik kasi chinita ako, hiyang hiya ako pero natuwa ako sayo dahil mabait ka at pala bati 2009 nakatrabaho kita with tatay Dolphy sa pelikulang No body but juan grabe dream come true para sakin at halos maiyak ako sa saya kayo ni tatay Dolphy ang napaka gandang halimbawa ko pagdating sa disiplina sa trabaho  yakap mo ako kay tatay ha  kasama ka lagi sa ipagdarasal ko. yakap kana ni papa God #riptitoeddiegarcia A post shared by Mayette (@itspokwang27) on Jun 20, 2019 at 5:22am PDT

Dawn Zulueta (Marissa Hidalgo)

View this post on Instagram Goodbye to this brilliant, beloved man.. A man who many consider a National Treasure of Philippine Cinema, whose film career has spanned more than 60 sparkling years.. I am honored to have had the distinct privilege of working with him in the 1996 Joel Lamangan film “Bakit May Kahapon Pa?”.. I will never forget his arresting professionalism, quiet handsomeness and gentlemanliness; such cool elegance! . . . You will be in our hearts for ever.. Thank you, Mr. Eddie Garcia #RIP  . . 2 May 1929  20 June 2019 #ripeddiegarcia #EddieGarcia A post shared by Dawn Zulueta (@dawnzulueta) on Jun 20, 2019 at 5:05am PDT

Albert Martinez (Tomas Tuazon)

View this post on Instagram You will be missed ..... A post shared by Albert Martinez (@albertmartinezph) on Jun 20, 2019 at 5:58am PDT

John Arcilla (Renato Hipolito)

View this post on Instagram Dangal ng Maynila. Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan, sa Pelikula, Telebisyon at Entablado. Sabi ni tito Eddie “when you heard something bad about other people. Stop spreading the rumor. End it by keeping it to yourself” such a noble principle from someone who works in Showbussiness and one of the Pillars of the Philippine Film Industry. Magandang gabi at Mabuhay ka tito Eddie. A post shared by JOHN ARCILLA Official (@johnarcilla) on Jun 20, 2019 at 7:03pm PDT

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