Malacañang expressed its deep condolences to the family, friends, colleagues, fans and loved ones of screen icon, as well as showbiz legend Eddie Garcia, who died yesterday afternoon at the age of 90.

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo in his statement said that Eddie Garcia, popularly known as “Manoy,” left an indelible mark in the hearts and minds of Filipino moviegoers and audience, with a career that spanned nearly seven decades.

According to Panelo, Manoy’s immense contributions were nonpareil for he was the only Filipino inducted in three categories in the FAMAS Hall of Fame as Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Director by far.

“It is a heartbreaking loss for the entertainment industry, which he dearly loved. Manoy died with his boots on, in a manner of speaking, doing what he loved most – acting,” Panelo said.

Panelo added that “as we pay tribute – and give honor to – his lifetime works, we pray for his eternal repose, and that perpetual light may shine upon him.”