At 5:00 o'clock this afternoon, my mother EDITHA HIDALGO CACANINDIN BANARES passed away. My mother had a stroke last Friday and was confined for 4 days at the Makati Medical center Acute Stroke Unit before being moved to a private room so that her children and relatives can spend time with her. Her pulse rate deteriorated around 4:30 pm today and doctors tried to revive her to no avail. Her remains will be laid in state at the Nacional Funeral Homes along Araneta Avenue, Quezon City. Cremation will follow at the Heritage Park in For Bonifacio near Libingan ng mga Bayani on Sunday, MArch 19, 2006 at 9:00 am.