Tomas Osmeña’s Mother Died


Sad days for the Osmeña clan.

Lourdes dela Rama Osmeña, 79, died on November 6 in the morning, Sunstar Daily reported.

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Osmeña clan mourns death of mother, 79

THE family of Rep. Tomas Osmeña (Cebu City, south district) is mourning the death of their mother, who died of old age yesterday.

Lourdes dela Rama Osmeña, who was born on March 9, 1914, died at 8:45 a.m. yesterday at one of the hospitals in Bacolod City. She was 97.

Tomas, though saddened, said he has accepted the death of his mother.

He said that when he visited his mother in Bacolod two weeks ago, she was comatose.

Tomas said his mother didn’t have any illness and her death was because of natural causes.

Tomas said it’s already been a while that his mother was in a comatose condition.

In an interview, Tomas said he is thankful that his trip to the US with his wife City Councilor Margarita “Margot” Osmeña last Nov. 3 did not push through, or it would have been cut short since they would have to go home.

Tomas was supposed to go to the US for his quarterly medical check-up. Lourdes’ body is at the Redemptorist Church in Bacolod City.

Asked when and where Lourdes will be buried, Tomas said their family has yet to discuss it.

The congressman said that his mom, before she died, had said she wanted to be buried beside the grave of her father in Bacolod.

The grave of Lourdes’ husband, the late senator Sergio Osmeña Jr., is at Doña Pepang Osmeña mausoleum in Barangay Carreta, Cebu City.

Yesterday, Tomas and Margot went to Bacolod. Tomas’ other siblings—Sen. Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III, Maria Victoria Osmeña and Esteban Osmeña—will follow. Their youngest sibling, Georgia Osmeña, had been in Bacolod taking care of their mother when she was hospitalized.

The dela Ramas are said to be a prominent family in Moro, Iloilo City. Her father was Esteban dela Rama, who was a former senator.

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