Rogelie was just in Cebu the other day, and she literally cried buckets of tears upon seeing the remains of Rizzini. She related that Designer Cary Santiago filled her wake with white roses everywhere, and how all his Cebu-based colleagues came in full force for the first night of vigil. She also intimated that Jonas Borces – their mentor – was extremely saddened by the demise but also accepting after seeing how tough Rizzini’s battle with lung cancer was for two long years.
I told Rogelie that she will now have a Guardian Angel once she competes for the Miss Supranational 2015 crown in Poland starting late next month. She immediately said that she will offer her pageant mission for Rizzini. And to that, I could only get teary-eyed. I gave her a quick hug after.