Nurse honors late Dad by doing Tiktok dance during wake

Published June 13, 2021, 6:30 PM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

ECHAGUE, Isabela – A 28-year-old nurse performed a TikTok dance at the wake of her father who died in a hit-and-run incident here last June 6.

“Ang pagsayaw ko ay para lamang sa kaniya,” Marinette Danao said as she performed her TikTok dance which she later posted on social media.

Danao said she dedicated it to her father who had been fond of watching her TikTok performances.

Danao, who works at Southern Isabela Medical Center, said her No. 1 fan is her dad as she is the only daughter he had. His attention was only for her and her mother, she added.

“Others might see this disrespectful, but it’s my way of expressing what I’m feeling to ease the pain. In every story, there’s always behind the scene. I love you very much papa Jun Danao. Alam ko na alam ng papa ko ang pagsayaw ko ay para lamang sa kaniya (My father knows that my TikTok dance is for him),” Marinette, also a brand ambassador, posted in her Facebook page.

Marinette said that prior to the death of her father, both of them contracted COVID-19. Mr. Danao tested positive for the virus on April 24 and Marinette five days later on April 29. Both of them recovered from the dreaded disease.

The driver of the tricycle that killed her father later surrendered to the police, she said.

Her mother, who is an overseas Filipino worker (OFW), was not able to go home for the wake and funeral of her father due to the prevailing pandemic.

Meantime, Marinette’s family is hoping that justice would be served for the death of her father with the surrender of the tricycle driver.

Marinette’s father died at age 48.