The sister of the late Noeme Tesorero —more popularly known as Mahal — revealed that the mausoleum of the local comedy icon is finally done.
In a vlog uploaded on Sunday, May 29, Lany Tesorero gave an update on the mausoleum of Mahal nine months after her death.
She gave even more details about the mausoleum during a live video on Mahal’s YouTube on Tuesday, May 31.
“Sobrang saya ko rin po na natapos na itong musoleo ni Ate Mahal. Ito na po, nakita niyo na ‘yung kabuuan,” Lany said.
But Mahal’s other sister Irene said they still need to finish the interior of the mausoleum.
“Actually, ‘yung loob hindi pa din natin natatapos. Pero ipapakita po natin ‘yan kasi yan po ‘yung pangako ko sa inyo,” she said.
Lany also cleared out the issue involving Mahal’s friend Mygz Molino who was the late comedienne’s companion during her final years.
This, after fans brought up the issue of why Mahal’s sister Irene didn’t mention Mygz in a post thanking the people who helped finish the construction of the mausoleum.
“Ang ambag, hindi lang po ‘yan about sa pera. Katulad po ng mga fans ni Ate Mahal na nanonood, ambag na po nila ‘yan dito sa musoleo. Hindi naman po kami humihingi ng pera,” Lany said.
“‘Yung panonood po ng mga fans ni Ate Mahal, malaking tulong po ‘yun sa amin. May mga nag-donate, lalo na ‘yung binibili ko palang ‘yung lupa,” she added.
Mahal’s US-based sister Irene told PEP that the comedienne’s mausoleum is worth 4.1 million pesos — 2.8 million for the lot and 1.3 million pesos for the edifice.
But Mahal’s other sister Lany, who has been overseeing the construction of the mausoleum, claimed during a YouTube live on Tuesday, May 31, that the lot alone was worth 5 million pesos.
“Actually itong lupa, nasa 5 million po ito. Hindi po ‘yun ganun kadali. Hindi rin ‘yun ganun kadali kitain sa YouTube ng Ate ko. Pero wala po dun si Mygz,” she said.
She reiterated that her sister’s post was about the mausoleum and nothing else.
“Ang pinag-uusapan po natin dito, ‘yung pagtayo musoleo, hindi ‘yung namatay ‘yung kapatid ko. ‘Yun lang naman po ang post ng kapatid ko, si Ate Irene ‘yung about dun sa pagpapasalamat sa pagpapatayo sa musoleo,” she said.
Lany said she and her family had to go through a lot to finish the mausoleum.
“Sobra po talaga ‘yung pinagdaanan namin sa pagpapatayo sa musoleo. Kahit si Ate na nasa ibang bansa, ang dami niyang iniisip. Kumbaga, tulong-tulong po kami ng mga kapatid ko, hindi lang po pera,” she remarked.
Mahal passed away last August 31.