Government officials led by Vice President Noli de Castro and Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita as well as heads of religious and business groups came together to condole with the family of former President Joseph Estrada and to pay their respects to his mother, Doña Mary, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 103.
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile arrived some two hours after De Castro Wednesday.
De Castro and El Shaddai’s Bro. Mike Velarde joined in the concelebrated mass for Doña Mary led by Bishops Teodoro Bacani and Camilo Gregorio and Msgr. Albert Venus.
De Castro and Bro. Mike and several old and loyal friends of Estrada stayed with him until late into the night.