Published: Tuesday 14 November, 2017

WATCH Hashtag Franco Wake at Arlington; Cremation Scheduled Friday

The remains of Hashtag Franco Hernandez is now at Arlington memorial Chapels in Quezon City. His wake formally started on Tuesday after Franco’s body arrived in Manila from Davao Occidental Monday night.

Hashtag Franco wake

Hashtag Franco wake at Arlington Memorial Chapels. (ABS CBN News screen grab/YouTube)

A short video showing the wake of Hashtag Franco was shown on Umagang Kay Ganda Tuesday morning. The clip also captured several Hashtag members present at Arlington Memorial Chapels for their fallen friend. Some can be seen crying.

According to the UKG report, Hashtag Franco’s cremation is scheduled on Friday, November 17. It was Franco’s wish that he be cremated in the event of his death and his family wants to honor this.

The Hashtags member died after drowning during a vacation in Davao Occidental with his girlfriend and some friends last Saturday. He and girlfriend Janica Nam Floresca were thrown off their boat after being hit by a strong wave. Both didn’t know how  swim and didn’t wear life vests. They were rescued but Hashtag Franco was already unconscious by then. He was declared dead on arrival at a local clinic.

On Tuesday, It’s Showtime released a tribute video for Franco. Entitled ‘Till Next Time, Franco!’, the video shows him as he is remembered by his friends on the noontime show. Franco joined the Hashtags only last February.