Ma designs bedroom-like tomb for son

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THE love of a mother knows no bounds. In an outpouring of love for a son now gone for six years, a businesswoman from Balanga City, Bataan decked out his final resting place exactly the way she would his bedroom.

Lilia Angeles, 58, and her husband were inconsolable when their son, then 28, lapsed into a coma after a heart attack. To remember him, they built a mausoleum in his memory and his mother lovingly furnished and arranged its interiors as she would a bedroom that the son could be comfortable in.

“I want my son feel my lifetime love for him and I’m doing everything I can. I want to make him feel that I love him so much that I’m doing his for him,” the mother said in Pilipino.

A son’s tomb covered by bed sheet and bedecked with flowers prepared by her mother. PHOTO BY ERNIE B. ESCONDE

A son’s tomb covered by bed sheet and bedecked with flowers prepared by her mother. PHOTO BY ERNIE B. ESCONDE

Just as in the past observations of Undas, Angeles on Monday visited the mausoleum of her son and prepared it for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.


Stepping inside the mausoleum is just like entering a small but confortable bedroom. Its walls and ceiling are elegantly decorated with the picture of the son, a graduate of the College of Saint Benilde is on top of a low cabinet.

The tomb was transformed into a wide bed covered with a floral bedsheet and decked with throw pillows. A chandelier and a CCTV camera were installed on the ceiling. The windows have beautiful curtains and a small is visible on one of the walls. One enters the mausoleum through a wide sliding glass door.

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