The funeral for the late comedian Mahal began this Friday.
After her cremation in Batangas, Mahal’s family brought her urn to the Cosmopolitan Chapel of the Santuario de San Vicente de Paul and Shrine on Tandang Sora Avenue, Quezon City, for a two-night wake.
Mahal died on August 31 at a hospital in Batangas due to complications of COVID-19.
According to the family, they will strictly follow safety protocols on the wake, such as the limited number of people to be allowed inside the chapel.
“Salamat po sa pagsubaybay sa kapatid ko. Taos-puso at walang hanggang pasasalamat po sa inyong lahat dahil hanggang sa huli, hindi ninyo siya kinalimutan,” said Irene Tesorero, sister of Mahal.
Mahal’s sister thanked everyone who shared their grief.
Until the end, they said, the public did not forget Mahal.
Mahal’s family will announce the final decision on the funeral.
Friends and fans mourn the sudden death of Mahal.
Mahal cremated, wake scheduled
“Pumanaw na po si Mahal aka Noeme Tesorero..isang napakalungkot na balita. Salamat sa pagkakataong makasama at maka trabaho ka. Uwi ka na kay Lord Mahal,” said Rosanna Roces.
Meanwhile, stand-up comedian Brenda Mage wrote, “Two years din kita nakasama sa bahay at naging alalay mo sa mga out of town shows mo. Araw-araw, gabi-gabi magkasama. Ang tapang mo para umabot sa ganyang edad sa kalagayan mo. Bago ka nawala nakagawa ka pa ng napakabuting gawain sa partner mong si Mura.”
“Mahal ka ng lahat. Mahal ka namin Mahal. Pahinga na aming munting Mahal. Noemi Tesorero may you rest in peace,” he added.
In a Facebook post, Kiray Celis said she doesn’t want to think that Mahal is no longer the one she worked with on the romantic-comedy series “Owe My Love.”
“Sa liit na panahon na nakasama kita, ganun naman kalaki ang naibigay mong saya sa puso ko. Ayoko isipin.. ayoko tanggapin.. ayokong maniwala ate noeme mahal na mahal kita. Sana hindi totoo ito. Pls.. [broken heart emoji],” she said.
Mahal last appeared in the primetime series “Owe My Love” and in an episode of “Dear Uge” this year, both via GMA Network.