Hashtag Tom on Franco’s Death: “May signs na dapat di na kami tumuloy”
- November 20, 2017
- INSIDESHOWBIZ.PH TEAM
Hashtag Tom Doromal has finally spoken up about the untimely death of his friend and co-Hashtag member Franco Hernandez. Tom was one of the three people with Franco during his last hours as they were in Davao for a vacation.
In an interview with Rated K, Tom shared that he invited all of the Hashtag to visit his hometown, Davao Occidental for a vacation.
“Nung nalaman namin na may bakasyon, November 10-14, in-invite ko lahat ng Hashtags. Kinausap ko si Franco, ‘Bakasyon tayo dun.” Tom said Franco agreed and brought his girlfriend, Janica Nam, along.
According to Tom, there were many signs that they shouldn’t have pushed through with the trip.
“Flight namin, 6 A.M. Tapos nung 6 A.M., nagulat kami, ba’t wala pa yung flight namin. Di ba, sa airport, may last call? Nung 8 A.M. na, tinanong na namin, ‘Oo, kanina pa.’ Hindi pa tinawag yung pangalan namin and everything. Tapos pina-rebook na nila. Nine ata or 10 A.M. Tapos, nag-fly kami ng Davao.”
Aside from the rescheduled flight, the Hashtag member also noted that some of their plans were changed because of unforeseen circumstances. “Una, balak talaga namin na mag-falls, kaso a day before, umulan sa place namin. Sabi, medyo ano ang falls, pangit na. Sabi ko, ‘Bro, puwede tayong mag-white beach.’ Tapos, nakarating kami. Tapos, ayun, nung sinabi ko, ‘Bro, balik na tayo kasi anong oras na. Medyo dumadami na yung alon.’”
He also tearfully shared how the unfortunate incident happened. “Napasukan talaga ng tubig [yung bangka], buo. E, di tumalon na silang lahat. Tapos, nagulat na lang ako, sina Nam at Franco, nandon na sa medyo malayo.”
According to him, he even tried to revive Franco. “Tinry kong i-revive. Ni-rush namin sa hospital. Tapos, after a while, kinausap ako. Sabi nila, wala na daw.”
Now that he recounted the whole story, Tom realized that it was probably God’s way of telling them not to push through the vacation. “Parang na-realize na namin after nung pangyayari. Parang kinompile namin yung mga signs na ibinigay ni Lord na huwag na kayong tumuloy”
Franco was cremated last Friday, November 17.