- She claimed that her family doesn’t take care of her anymore as she’s being looked after by some concerned citizens.
- She then expressed her emotions regarding her grandson.
Singer Jake Zyrus’ grandmother Tess Pineda has called for financial help. In a Facebook post by Mukbangers On The Road, an emotional video of Tess can be seen asking for help.
“Good day mga Kamukbangers. Siya po si Tess Pineda. Siya po ang Lola ni Charice Pempengco o mas kilala sa tawag ngayon na Jake Zyrus,” the page wote.
It was added that Tess was asking for the help of Raffy Tulfo or Jessica Soho so that she can reach out to her family.
“Siya po ay lumapit saamin at nakiusap na baka pwede daw po namin sya kuhanan ng video upang manawagan sa kaniyang pamilya at makahingi ng tulong kay Idol Raffy Tulfo at Maam Jessica Soho.”
The 74-year-old is battling a medical condition but doesn’t have money to attend her doctor’s appointments. Her current situation is the reason behind her frequent headaches which require medicine.
“Siya po ay 74 years old na at may mga iniindang karamdaman nais nya pong makapag pa check up dahil lagi na po syang nahihilo kailangan nya rin po ng mga gamot.”
She is temporarily being looked after by a concerned citizen in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Tess is also asking for money so that she can buy a sewing machine to continue stitching so that she can help those who are taking care of her.
“Puwede po ba akong matulungan makapagpa-check-up man lang ako? At kung maaari po sana nang makatulong ako sa taong nag-aalaga sa akin, gusto ko pong magkaroon ng makina para makapanahi kahit paunti-unti. Kaysa po ako’y lagi na lang nakaupo, nakatanga, nag-aalala sa pamilya, nag-iisip,” the grandmother said while crying.
She said that even though she worries about her family, she’s not expecting anything from them as she claimed that they already forgot about her.
“Hindi po ako naalala ng pamilya ko. Lumalapit po ko sa inyo, humihingi ng tulong, makina po at pinansiyal para mapa-check up ko po yung mata ko. Nito pong nagdaang taon ako po ay na-istroke sabi ng doktor napatiran daw po ako ng ugat sa ulo, sa batok,” she said.
“Pero pinilit ko pong maka-recover. Wala na po kasi ako mapagbili ng gamot. Gusto ko pong maghanapbuhay kahit konti, kumita kahit konti. Wala na po akong makina, binenta na nilang lahat. Hindi naman po ako sinusustentuhan kahit piso.”
Tess also shared that she had an argument with her daughter Raquel Pempengco, who is Jake Zyrus’ mother. She then called for the attention of her grandchild whom she still calls Charice.
“Charice, bakit mo ako ginanito anak? Yung ibang tao binubuhay mo, pinakakain mo. Pero ang lola mo kahit piso hindi mo naaalala? Kung ako ay naging masamang ina, kung ako ay naging masamang lola, sa akin pa rin kayo nagmula. Ano bang kasalanan ko sa inyo para paghigantihan niyo ako ng ganito?”
Tess suffered a mild stroke in 2018 which lead her to temporarily losing her hearing. Later on that year, Jake stated that he has a bad relationship with his family but refused to give further details out of respect to his mom and grandma.
“I’m her grandson. She has children, I think it’s kinda unfair na ako lang yung laging pinuntirya,” Jake stated at that time.
He has yet to react to his grandmother’s appeal.