Mendy sent this text message a while ago:
"Fr. Efren's sister, Naty is extending her sincerest thanks to all of You there in Manila and those who are abroad. I personally went to see her yesterday (to give her the print-out of the blog on Fr. Efren), and she was deeply touched with your messages of sympathy and prayers. I also informed her about your mass offering which I hope her siblings in Manila would be able to attend. Naty was overwhelmed by the profuse outpouring of sympathy and prayers. Marami raw palang nagmamahal kay Fr. Epoy."