“Kung totoo man, sana nga hindi totoo eh.”
Allan Padua, popularly known as Mura, could not believe that his former onscreen partner Mahal and bestfriend is already gone, wishing that it was all just “fake news”.
In a video uploaded by vlogger Virgelyncares 2.0 on Wednesday, September 1, an emotional Mura said he’s still shocked over the death of fellow diminutive comedian.
“Hindi ako makatulog masyado. Nabigla ako eh. Hindi ko alam, hindi ako naniniwala eh, hanggang ngayon. Hindi talaga ako naniniwala na si Mahal patay na,” Mura said in tears.
Mura shared that he initially brushed off the sad news, believing that it was just false information. Not until he checked it himself, and saw reports from media outlets confirming Mahal’s passing.
“Sabi ko hindi naman ata totoo ‘yan fake news naman ata ‘yan eh,” he said.
Mahal, along with actor and friend Mygz Molino, were just fresh from their visit to Mura’s residence in Guinobatan, Albay to extend him assistance.
According to Mura, he had no idea what Mahal was suffering from since they all just had fun during their reunion.
“Pumunta siya dito ang lakas-lakas pa niya eh, parang wala siyang nararamdaman. Sobrang saya niya masayahin siya lagi. Parang wala namang mahahalata sa kanya na may sakit siya,” shared Mura.
In the video, Mura couldn’t help but break down and cry over Mahal’s death as Virgielyn gave him comforting words.
Virgielyn’s previous vlog about Mura went viral after the latter opened up about his current struggles in life, called on for help and expressed his desire to go back to showbiz.
Mura had to step away from the limelight after his legs got injured in a vehicular incident in 2010.
After learning of Mura’s condition, Mahal and Mygz traveled to Albay and visited Mura in his house and gave him cash and grocery items.
“Syempre hindi niya akalain na ‘yung bestfriend ko pumunta rito.’ Na-touch sa akin si Mura. Hindi ko akalain na ganon,” said Mahal in a previous interview with Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho.
“Parang naawa lang ako kasi parang di mo expect ‘yung wala kang trabaho. ‘Yung pag-thetherapy, hanggat uugod-ugod ako, ipapa-therapy kita,” she added.
Mura admitted that he’s still hurting over the fact that Mahal’s visit was the last time he would see her and would never get to do the things they had planned on doing together.
“Ang sakit kasi ang tagal naming ‘di nagkita, tapos nagkita kami dito sa bahay ko isang araw lang. Kinabukasan umuwi na sila ulit.
“Sabi pa nga nun, September babalikan nila ko para kuninvraw nila ko roon. Sabi ko naman ‘oo’. Binigyan pa nga nila ako pambili ng baboy,” Mura said.
“‘Yung dun nga sa last vlog namin, sinabi nga niya sakin para bang namaalam siya sa akin.
The comedian, who’s hoping to attend Mahal’s funeral, also extended his message of condolences to his late friend’s family.
“Sa mga pamilya ni Mahal, lubos akong nakikiramay sa inyo. Hindi lang ako makapaniwala na si Mahal wala na. Sana, kung sakali man makapunta ako diyan sa inyo, madamayan ko man lang kayo sa pagdadalamhati niyo…makita ang kaibigan ko.
“Pasensya na kayo, malayo ako eh. Kung malapit lang ako, nandyan din ako, karamay niyo. Nakikiramay ako sa inyo, family Tesorero.”