Arwind Santos’ mother passes away

Jane Bracher
Arwind Santos’ mother passes away
San Miguel Beermen team manager Gee Abanilla confirms her passing

MANILA, Philippines – The mother of San Miguel Beer’s Arwind Santos has passed away, team manager Gee Abanilla confirmed Monday, March 21.

“Yes, it’s true,” Abanilla told Rappler in a text message.

Abanilla has yet to respond as of posting time when asked about the date and time of passing.

Santos’ mother, Arceli, once collapsed during a game a year ago after her nose started to bleed and she hyperventilated. Santos’ wife, Ivette, confirmed then that Arceli was dealing with asthmathic problems.

San Miguel Beer players try to comfort a visibly distraught Arwind Santos after his mother was stretchered off the court in March 2015. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Santos also previously dedicated his winning shot against Barako Bull (now Phoenix) in November. His mother was at the time confined at St. Luke’s Medical Center “after having difficulty breathing,” according to a story on the PBA website.

Asi Taulava of the NLEX Road Warriors tweeted his condolences Monday morning.

Kelly Williams of TNT and Joe Devance of Barangay Ginebra also sent their prayers to Santos’ family.


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