As a comedienne, Pokwang (real name: Marietta Subong) makes people laugh. But while her mom also laughs at her jokes like everyone else, this brings tears of sadness to the comedienne’s eyes because while her mom might be laughing at her antics, the old lady does not recognize her as a daughter but just as “Pokwang of Wowowee”, a now-defunct noontime variety show.
Last year, Pokwang revealed that her mom has Alzheimer’s disease but in a recent interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda, she revealed that her mom’s condition is worsening.
While the 75-year-old lady would say she was “Mayet”, her nickname at home, at the early stages of the condition, she is now only known as “Pokwang of Wowowee” to her own mother – had she not been famous, her mom probably wouldn’t recognize her as any personality at all.
This saddens the comedienne but she knows that deep inside her mother still loves her. Pokwang and the rest of the family are still hoping that their mother will get better and that if ever she passes away, she will die in peace knowing that she loves her family and they all love her back…