PARAMITA's Ria Bautista Mourns Brother Who Died In NAIA Runway Fire

Renuel Fallore

Posted at March 30, 2020

Paramita vocalist and drummer Ria Bautista confirmed via a heartbreaking Facebook post that her brother Dr. Nicko Bautista was one of the eight casualties after an ambulance aircraft - which was headed to Japan - burned on take off at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport runway last March 29.

Ria wrote "I lost my brother on that flight. No words can describe how devastating it is to lose a family member in such a horrific way. How do you process something like this."

"All I know is that he fought like a hero and I can only hope that his fight would not be in vain. RIP, Nicko. I love you my brother. I will honor you forever," she vowed.

Pertaining to the COVID-19 crisis, Nicko wrote on his last Facebook post before going on duty: "I can't wait for all of this to be over... I can't wait for this terrible disease to end. But before that time comes, let me do this for you guys. Let's fight this, and in all honesty, I'm scared as hell."

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