Former Mayor of Caloocan City Macario “Boy” Asistio Jr. passed away on Monday morning. Facebook.com/Macario "Boy" Asistio

Ex-Caloocan Mayor Boy Asistio dies at 80
(philstar.com) - February 6, 2017 - 3:02pm

MANILA, Philippines — Former Mayor of Caloocan City Macario “Boy” Asistio Jr. passed away on Monday morning. He was 80 years old.

The news was confirmed by Asistio’s longtime partner, actress Nadia Montenegro on her Instagram account. She said the former politician joined the Creator at 10:55 a.m.

“Thank you Lord for his life. Open the gates of heaven for Boy. Details of the interment will follow,” she wrote on her Instagram account.

Montenegro, Asistio’s partner for 27 years, earlier called for prayers for her partner who was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Metro Antipolo Hospital and Medical Center for suffering coma.

Asistio’s children, including celebrities Ynna, Alyanna, and Abby, took to Instagram to seek prayers for their father. Abby is Boy’s daughter to former actress Veronica Jones.

 

Wake up na, Daddy...

A photo posted by Abby Asistio (@abbyasistio) on

The Asistios are mourning the death of the head of the family and posted a tribute for the former mayor on social media.

 

If every PARTNER were like you, no woman would feel incomplete... If all FATHERS were like you, no child would feel unloved... If every PUBLIC SERVANT were like you, every community would not be a disgrace. If every HUMAN BEING had your heart, smile and compassion,this world would be a better place. Tart! All i have now is a heart filled with joy seeing and feeling the overflowing love from everyone you've touched. I now carry a smile knowing you are with Our Heavenly Father. I am at peace knowing that the gates of heaven has opened for you to live eternally. Thank you Tart for the best 27 years of my life. We will be alright SweetTart! I promise you that! You will always be in my ?. I will just have to learn to live life without you. I will miss you so much my King!!! Rest na Tart! I will love you till my dying day! You are irreplacable. MACARIO BOY ASISTIO JR. 1936-2017

A photo posted by Nadia montenegro (@officialnadiam) on

Feb 5, 2017 at 9:45pm PST

 

Ang aking pangako Na ang pag-ibig ko'y laging sa'yo Kahit maputi na ang buhok ko.. Ang nakalipas ay ibabalik natin.. Thank you Dad for everything. I will miss everything about you most especially your beautiful smile that lightens up my EVERYDAY. This is gonna be hard but I know that you are in a better place now with your parents whom you loved the most and ditse your sister/best friend. How can I move on when the person who made my life worth living for is gone??? Please guide me from up above dada batukan mo ko pag may magiging palpak ako? .. kiss me goodnight everyday night please daddy? it's time to rest now my Iron man, you have given your life to everyone already.. it's time to think of yourself.. I can't imagine my life with out you but you always tell me " anak, kahit ano'ng magyari good or bad, accept and move forward.." aalagaan namin ang isat isa dad! Salamat sa lahat ng naiwan mo'ng magandang alaala sa lahat ng tao na naging parte ng buhay. MAHAL NA MAHAL NA MAHAL kita I will miss you everyday

A photo posted by Alyana Asistio (@alyanaasistio) on

Asistio served as the Caloocan City mayor from 1980 to 1986 and was re-elected in 1988 serving until 1995. He ran for mayor in 2013 and 2016 but he lost and failed to return to office.

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