(SPOT.ph) It's been 17 years since one of the '90s most popular actors, Rico Yan, passed away. But his friends and fans still celebrate his life and the time they spent together—especially since March 14 would've been his 44th birthday. To mark the occasion, Yan's good friend and fellow actor Marvin Agustin posted a tribute on Instagram. He wrote Yan a long message to accompany a photo of Flames, the anthology-series-turned-movie that they starred in alongside Claudine Barretto, Jolina Magdangal, and Bojo Molina.
"Happiest birthday, my brother...hinding hindi ko makakalimutan ang mga saya at kalokohan natin. Lalo na ang friendship at kabutihan mo. I'm sure mas nag-eenjoy ka diyan sa langit! Love you, bro!" Agustin says.
He then gives Yan a few updates about what he and Dominic Ochoa have been up to. (Ochoa was the one who found Yan unconscious at a hotel in Palawan in 2002.) "Bro, mga pangarap natin itong tinutupad namin. Si [Dominic] tumatakbo bilang konsehal. Ibulong mo diyan kay Lord na manalo, [okay] 'tong bata natin." He continues, "Ako naman patuloy na nag-aartista at nagnenegosyo. Masaya ako sa mga narating namin, madami pa pangarap pero may saya at payapa na isip at puso."
Agustin then talks about Flames, which was his first movie, and how thankful he is for the opportunities he's had. "These people in the pic are the people I just used to watch on TV. Magagaling at mabubuting tao. Hanggang ngayon, araw-araw nagpapasalamat ako na nabago ng entertaiment industry ang buhay ko at ng pamilya ko."
And just in case you needed a little more '90s nostalgia, you'll be glad to know Agustin is reuniting with his love-team partner Magdangal for what could possible be a sequel of their hit movie, Labs Kita... Okey Ka Lang? We're sure Yan would've loved to see it.