Filipino celebrities who are also in the Philippine areas under community quarantine to stop the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are inspiring people through their positive actions.
Celebrity actress-comedian Pokwang (Marietta Subong in real life) made tuna sandwiches and gave them to the police and soldiers at the checkpoints and the doctors and nurses.
“Goodmorning…. pa tuna sandwich po para sa ating mga pulis, sundalo sa checkpoint next naman sa mga doctors and nurses…. wag mawalan ng pag asa matatapos din ito kapit lang mahal kong kababayan 🙏🏽❤️ Lord Jesus will cover us with his holy blood trust in him lang paaakkk again PAALALA“ MANAHIMIK KA SA BAHAY PARA SA IKABUBUTI NG MGA MAHAL MO SA BUHAY AT NG BAYAN 🙏🏽❤️… sa mundong puno ng takot at pangamba, ngiti nila ang nais kong makita at mahawa hindi ang CORONA 😊❤️🙏🏼✌️,” Pokwang said.
In another photo, Subong is seen repacking rice to give to those less fortunate and who were unable to stock foods because of the lockdown.
“GOD PLEASE HEAL OUR LAND AND THE WORLD 🙏🏼,” she wrote in the caption.
The comedian also posted a video with her daughter Malia O’Brian reminding everyone to stay at home and to keep praying.
“Nakikiusap po kami at umaapila sa inyo mga kababayan na sana po ay manatili lang tayo sa loob ng ating mga tahanan kung hindi naman po importante ang ating mga pupuntahan, ayon po sa Mga eksperto, sobrang nakakahawa po ang COVID19 at delikado pong maexpose tayo sa mga infected nito. Kung mananatili tayo sa ating mga tahanan, mas madali pong maapula ang pagkalat nito at tuluyang mapahinto ang virus. Sana po’y maintindihan natin ang panganib na dulot nito sa atin, sa ating mga kasama at maging sa ating mga minamahal na Kapamilya. Manatili po sa bahay at patuloy na magdasal na matapos na ang unos na ito. Maraming salamat po!”
Concert King Martin Nievera, known for his funny and witty hosting, also posted a video message thanking the frontliners in the fight against COVID-19 and reminding everyone to do everything they can to just stay home… as the video zooms out to reveal he was tied to chair in his room.
“Hey everybody Martin Nievera here. I just wanted to say thank you very much and we love you we honored you today the people in the frontlines the doctors, the nurses, the people at the checkpoints, the people who put yourselves in a harm’s way when you really shouldn’t have to, but we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
“To the rest of us whatever you do please just stay home, I know that you usually have busy schedules and you have things to do like do things that you wanna do outside of the house, but do whatever it takes to keep yourself in the house, really! Just stay home it’s better for all of us if you just stay home. Do what you can! Do your part for heaven’s sake. Stay home. We’re all in this together!”
Martin Nievera is also scheduled to perform on the Bayanihan Musikahan FB Live concert fundraisers for the urban poor of Metro Manila.
Host Tim Yap dedicated a video that contains compiled photos and videos of celebrities and non-celebrities, dedicated to the Frontliners.
“Dear frontliners, pls watch this! A compilation of videos dedicated to the doctors, nurses, lab scientists, healthcare workers, volunteers, police, security personnel, cleaning staff and everyone who is out there, working beyond the call of duty to keep us safe. Maraming, maraming salamat. Mabuhay kayo #frontlinersPH”
Ordinary citizens have also been doing their share of helping the communities cope with the COVID-19-induced quarantine of Luzon. Mang Boyong, a street food vendor selling Taho, has given up his daily income and chose to give away the popular Filipino snack to feed checkpoint personnel along the Valenzuela-Meycauayan Bulacan boundary.
Filipinos have also expressed thanks to healthcare workers with simultaneous applause that rang throughout the Philippines at 5 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2020.
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