Michael De Mesa, the brother of the late Cherie Gil, took to social media to issue a statement regarding a report about his sister’s remains.
The 62-year-old actor debunked an Inquirer report stating his sister was buried in Bukidnon.
Actor Markus Paterson earlier shared a photo of himself visiting Cherie Gil at her resting place in the said province.
He revealed his sister was cremated in New York but various members of the Eigenmann family took their share of Cherie’s ashes.
“Just a clarification regarding an earlier post from the Inquirer,” he began.
“Cherie was cremated in New York. Most of her remains are with our other sister, Elaine, in California. Part of her is with my parents who are also in California and some are here with my wife and I,” he said.
Michael pointed out that while his sister’s ashes were scattered in Bukidnon, he said it isn’t entirely accurate to say she was buried there.
“Bukidnon was her favorite place, but she was not buried there. Some of her ashes were just scattered there. What was seen in the Inquirer is just a memorial to remember her,” he said.
“I forgot to mention that Cherie is also with her children,” he said, reassuring fans that the late veteran actress’s children also have a part of her remains with them.
Michael further explained that the reason his family decided to issue a statement is to clarify the misinformation circulating on social media.
“Felt we needed to clarify because of misinformation!” he remarked.
Earlier this month, members of the Eigenmann family came together for a gathering to remember her.
Cherie Gil passed away last August 5 following a battle with a rare form of endometrial cancer.