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Gia Sison, doctor and mental health advocate, passes away

Medical doctor and mental health advocate Gia Sison has passed away.

Her death was confirmed by her family through a series of social media posts on Thursday. In a message to GMA News Online, Dr. Rogin Sison, Gia's husband, said she died of pulmonary embolism and heart failure.

On Instagram, Rogin shared some photos of him and his wife along with a heartfelt message.

"No words can express the sorrow but I am happy you are peaceful now, no pain, no sufferings. I love you so much my soulmate, my Henny Hen."

Meanwhile, their daughter Angela also took to social media to pay tribute to her mom.

"I will forever love these photos of you smiling because they captured your joy, the joy you so effortlessly spread to the world," she wrote on Facebook, along with several beautiful photos with her mom.

"I will miss you forever mom, but I know you will be with us and that your kindness lives forever, we love you!!" Angela added.

A breast cancer survivor, Gia served as the Head of Makati Medical Center's Women Wellness Center and advocated for breast cancer awareness. She also led the Livestrong Foundation and the National Adviser of the Youth for Mental Health Coalition.

Aside from her work as a medical doctor, Gia also hosted a podcast called "Walwal Sesh" on Spotify.

—MGP, GMA Integrated News

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