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.
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.
Sending our prayers to @arwindsotnas n his family . RIP to ur mom. She is in a better place.— Asi Taulava (@agelessasi88) March 21, 2016
Kelly Williams of TNT and Joe Devance of Barangay Ginebra also sent their prayers to Santos’ family.
@arwindsotnas prayers for you and your family my brotha! Blessings your way.— joe devance (@jdv_38) March 21, 2016