WATCH: German 'Kuya Germs' Moreno laid to rest
MANILA, Philippines – German "Kuya Germs" Moreno was laid to rest on Thursday, January 14 at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina.
Kuya Germs was taken to his final resting place led by his son Federico, nephew John Nite, and grandchildren, as well as friends from the showbiz industry. (READ: John Nite on what he'll miss most about Kuya Germs)
People who wanted to say goodbye to Kuya Germs flocked to Loyola Memorial. Some followed the convoy that took his remains from the GMA-7 studio, where a funeral mass was held, to Loyola Memorial.
Early noon, arrival of Kuya Germs' remains. pic.twitter.com/0pLVASzkoB— alexa villano (@alexavillano) January 14, 2016
GMA-7 was Kuya Germs' network for more than 4 decades. It was there that he became a star maker, TV host, and radio anchor. Kuya Germs served as mentor to many celebrities in the industry. (READ: Stars mourn death of German 'Kuya Germs' Moreno)
At the mass, Kuya Germs' adopted son, Federico, remembered him, saying: "That's how selfless my father is. He treated me so well. I had a great life because of him, I had a wonderful life." (READ: Federico Moreno on father Kuya Germs: 'He's a selfless man')
Federico also took the time to thank those close to Kuya Germs, and his adopted family, who he said never made him feel like an outsider.
It was an emotional farewell later at Loyola Memorial, as those whose lives Kuya Germs touched remembered him.
Superstar Nora Aunor said, "Kuya Germs, magkikita-kita tayo sa taas. Ganoon po kayo ka-importante. At hindi ko iisipin na wala kayo, andiyan pa rin kayo sa puso ng lahat ng mga nakakarami, at lalo na po, nandito kayo sa puso ko po."
(Kuya Germs, we'll see each other up there. That's how important you are. And I won't think that you're gone, you're still here in the hearts of many, and most especially, you are here in my heart.)
Superstar Nora Aunor pic.twitter.com/qX3vWPSfZP— alexa villano (@alexavillano) January 14, 2016
Actress and Cavite Representative Lani Mercado said that Kuya Germs was like a father to them, and shared about the last Christmas they had together.
Actors Jake Vargas and Ken Chan shared that Kuya Germs taught them to do everything for their craft.
Former First Lady Imelda Marcos and actors Billy Crawford, Jestoni Alarcon, and Shaina Magdayao were also among those in attendance. (READ: Imelda Marcos on Kuya Germs: 'His legacy will be with us forever')
After Kuya Germs was laid to rest, his loved ones released white doves and balloons.
On January 8, Kuya Germs died after suffering cardiac arrest. Before his death, Kuya Germs hosted Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman with John Nite. The show will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. – Rappler.com
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