I want to thank the organizers of yesterday\’s Renaissance event, all the artists gave their time to do sketches, Leinil Francis Yu, and all the people who came and supported us. It was completely unexpected that the money generated from the sketches, as well as Leinil\’s sketchbooks and original artwork, was eventually donated towards the family of Arlan Esmeña. I am deeply touched by the gesture and on behalf of Arlan\’s family, I really wish to thank all of you for your effort and generosity. I am not aware of how much Arlan\’s hospitalization and treatment, and now funeral arrangement had cost, but I\’m certain it must be astronomical. This would definitely help them out a lot. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart, and and at the very top of my lungs. You\’re all AWESEOME, guys!
Arlan\’s wake is currently being held at his own home at Maharlika Village here in San Pablo. He will be buried tomorrow, Tuesday, in Dolores, Quezon.
Arlanzandro C. Esmeña
December 8, 1973 – February 18, 2010