‘Di nakakalimutan! Check out who’s photoshopped into Menchie Abalos’ Christmas family photo

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Mandaluyong Mayor Menchie Abalos continues to honor the memory of her daughter, Ciara Marie, 15 years after her death.

An old photo of Ciara Marie, the twin sister of Mandaluyong councilor Charisse Abalos Vargas, has been digitally inserted into the Abalos’ family portrait for the holidays.

In the caption, Menchie wished the public a safe, blessed and merry Christmas.

“Nawa’y madama ng bawat isa ang tunay na diwa ng Pasko.. Pagbati mula sa inyong lingkod at sa aking pamilya sa bawat disiplinadong Mandaleño,” she said.

Ciara Marie died in 2005 when she was 19 years old due to complications from E.coli.

In an interview with Philippine Star entertainment editor Ricky Lo in 2019, Menchie’s husband, former Mandaluyong mayor Benhur Abalos, said their family always made sure a photo of Ciara Marie was included in their holiday portraits.