- Eddie Garcia’s wake was held for three days at the Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig City
- Director Toto Natividad of Rosang Agimat series remained silent over Garcia’s accident and death
- The Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) has started investigating Garcia’s accident
Eddie Garcia’s family granted his wish to be cremated and having a public wake to honor his fans. The wake was held for three days from Friday, June 21. to Sunday, June 23, at Heritage Memorial Park in Taguig City.
The Garcia family was overwhelmed by the numerous celebrities and politicians who attended Garcia’s wake to honor and pay their respects to the legendary icon who passed away at the age of 90.
It was Thursday, June 20, when the veteran actor took his last breath after being comatose for almost two weeks. He suffered a severe neck fracture resulting from an accident during a taping of a GMA Network series, Rosang Agimat.
Many have sought the statement of the series’ director Toto Natividad on Garcia’s tragic accident and death. However, he has chosen to remain silent. He also was also a former director of Garcia’s previous teleserye FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. There were rumors circulating that the director was fired after Garcia’s accident.
Meanwhile, it is not yet clear whether the controversial series will continue after the incident or if it will be shelved in the meantime.
Aside from the deciding on the future of Rosang Agimat, GMA Network also has yet to conclude its investigation into the on-set accident that involved Eddie Garcia as it released a statement on June 8.
Meanwhile, the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) has started investigating the accident that caused the death of Garcia.
DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Friday, June 21, confirmed that the OSHC is now looking into the on-set accident of the veteran actor.
“It is not the DOLE that will investigate but the Occupational Safety and Health Center, executive director Noel Binag. It’s ongoing,” Bello said in an interview during the wake of the late actor.
“Need bigyan value workplace ng workers, napakahalaga ‘yun,” he added.
Garcia was given full military honors for serving the Philippine Scouts at a young age and for being a military police officer in Okinawa, Japan before World War II.
A folded Philippine flag was laid beside his urn.