Bluer than blue! Albay Rep. Joey Salceda mourns successive losses of close friends


Albay Rep. Joey Salceda is sadder than sad as he mourns the successive passing of his friends.

In a Facebook post, Salceda wondered whether the superstition that somebody should avoid attending wakes if he’s still in mourning has any truth to it.

His father hasn’t been dead for six months, but he said he experienced personal losses one after the other.

His friend, Daraga Mayor Gerry Jaucian passed away on May 3. On the same day, his senior staff member Tano Ojano also died.

Two days later, his second district staff Sim Ecleo passed away. On May 7, he lost Armin, his player in Defender.

Salceda rued that he should have followed the superstition since he would lose nothing by doing so.

With the deaths of his friends in quick succession, he could not help but feel very sad, he said.

We hope somebody helps lift his spirits asap!

“Parang nararamdaman ko ang pamahiin ng mga matatanda na “wag pumunta sa burol hanggang babang luksa” kasi punta ako ng punta sa mga lamay kahit di pa 6-months nakalibing ang Papa ko. Dapat sa May 19 pa yun. Ngayon sunod-sunod ang personal losses ko, apat sila, una nawala si Manoy Gerry – mayor ng Daraga nung May3, then on the same day si Tano Ojano my senior staff since 2001, then May 5 yung 2D staff na si Sim Ecleo, kahapon May 7 yung player ko sa Defender na si Armin. Wala talaga mawawala kung sumunod sa pamahiin. Pero sa ngayon, ang lungkot lungkot ko sobra,” he posted.