HEART Evangelista said she lost her number one protector and second mother after the passing of former senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Thursday.
In a series of Instagram posts, the Kapuso actress recalled her motherly relationship with Santiago.
She described the late senator as her mentor and someone who brought happiness and positivity into her life.
Evangelista added that she's lucky to have called Santiago as her second mother.
"My mommy, my Tita, my Elizabeth Taylor, my lawyer, my mentor, my everything. I don't know what to say... I cannot say goodbye. I just can't..."
"You put so much happiness and positivity in my life that I just can't imagine I can't call you ever again... I love you my super hero... I will miss you my Cleopatra... I will be the luckiest girl in history to have you as my 2nd mom. I love you so much!"