More COVID-19 stories of the stars
It is sad that Ruby Rodriguez lost her sister, frontliner Dr. Sally Gatchalian, who was the president of the Philippine Pediatric Association, to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Aside from her statement on Facebook about it, I was particularly touched by one of her other posts.
“My sister Manang Sally, this is our Christmas 2019 family picture. Finally were complete. We will only remember you with happy memories, laughing and sleeping, your Johnson outfits, how you love bling bling, your kuaff hair everyday, your kdrama addiction (you got me hooked too)…I will make you kwento what I have seen last…our Sunday lunches…our bonding trips that you and I only do (other siblings kasi nasa U.S.) and lots of happy and fond memories! I love you so much big sister. Smile! Say hi to mom, dad and manong Robert. Be at peace. Do not worry about us anymore. Have fun in heaven! Love you so much,” Ruby wrote.
Our sincerest condolences to you and your family, Ruby. We salute Doc Sally, one of our heroes in this battle we’re waging right now.
For some happy news, award-winning actress Iza Calzado is now resting at home, having tested negative for the disease. She tested positive for COVID-19 19 when she was brought to the hospital for severe pneumonia.
Despite her condition that time, she posted on Instagram a message asking for prayers; not for herself but for the medical frontliners.
“…It’s been a challenging time for me but it cannot compare to the frontliners who have cared for me and to whom I am so grateful. My heart goes out to everyone in these trying times, especially those who risk their lives everyday to care for their loved ones. I am hoping you can all join me in prayer for those who are currently sick and their loved ones, for every person struggling to cope in these tough times….and most especially the medical workers who are doing their best despite the hurdles. I count this time as an opportunity to be kind…to be a source of love and light. With the grace of God, I can fight this and we can all fight this together.”
For even happier news, celebrity dancer and atelier to the stars Regine Tolentino posted a black and white picture of doctors delivering a baby in this time of pandemic.
Her caption read: “At a time of uncertainty and anxiety, everyone is looking for a spark of hope, a miracle that will raise our spirits and make everything better. This blessing can come in any shape or form. Ours came on March 17, 2020 at 9:25pm. “
The actress-dancer posted hashtags like #RosieRignee , #motherhood and #caesarianbirth. I could only deduce that she named her baby girl Rosie Rignee, and that she had a caesarian birth.
Several stars congratulated her including Claudine Baretto, Love Anover, Denise laurel, Lyn Ching and Andrea del Rosario.