BBM: I am do­ing okay

For­tu­nately, I feel much bet­ter and am get­ting stronger by the day

Daily Tribune (Philippines) - - FRONT PAGE - BY HANANEEL BORDEY @tri­bunephl_hana

Former Se­na­tor Fer­di­nand “Bong­bong” Mar­cos Jr. on Thurs­day as­sured the pub­lic that he is do­ing well as ru­mors were spread that he is suf­fer­ing from pneu­mo­nia.

“I am deeply touched and over­whelmed by your con­cern over my con­di­tion. Don’t worry, I am do­ing ok and con­trary to pop­u­lar be­lief, I am home on self-quar­an­tine,” he said in a state­ment.

He also con­firmed his sis­ter, Sen. Imee Mar­cos’ state­ment say­ing that he was un­well

af­ter his re­cent trip from Spain.

The only son of the late strong­man Fer­di­nand Mar­cos said he was al­ready tested and is wait­ing for the results.

“For­tu­nately, I feel much bet­ter and am get­ting stronger by the day. I have no doubt in my mind that this is partly due to the ex­cel­lent work of the nurses and doc­tors who helped me dur­ing this time,” Mar­cos added.

A pic­ture of Mar­cos hold­ing the lat­est is­sue of the Daily Tri­bune was at­tached in the state­ment.

A state­ment from Mar­cos’ wife also cir­cu­lated in so­cial me­dia.

In Atty. Liza Mar­cos’ state­ment, she be­lied ru­mors that the former se­na­tor’s lungs col­lapsed and he will get his treat­ment in Sin­ga­pore.

“Con­trary to the ru­mors cur­rently cir­cu­lat­ing, my hus­band is well. His lungs did not col­lapse. He was not air­lifted in Manong Chavit’s plane to get treat­ment in Sin­ga­pore. He is not dy­ing. Nor is he dead,” the state­ment read.

Spec­u­la­tions that Mar­cos has ac­quired COVID-19 were spread over so­cial me­dia on Thurs­day night.

Se­na­tor Sonny An­gara on Thurs­day re­vealed that he was in­fected with the novel coro­n­avirus dis­eases.

A post in Red­dit claimed that the former vice-pres­i­den­tial can­di­date was de­nied by St. Luke’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter as the hospi­tal has al­ready reached its full ca­pac­ity.

Ru­mors also claimed that he will be flown to Sin­ga­pore to get his treat­ment.

The post was up­dated and fur­ther claimed that the former se­na­tor is con­fined at St. Luke’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Boni­fa­cio Global City for pneu­mo­nia af­ter ar­riv­ing from Spain.

In an­other de­vel­op­ment,

Se­na­tor Sonny An­gara on Thurs­day re­vealed that he was in­fected with the COVID-19.

“I re­gret to an­nounce that to­day, March 26, I re­ceived my test re­sult and it is pos­i­tive for COVID-19. I have been feel­ing some symp­toms like mild fever, cough, headaches and gen­eral weak­ness,” An­gara said in a state­ment.

An­gara said he iso­lated him­self from the pub­lic since tak­ing the COVID-19 last 16 March.

“I ask for your prayers that to­gether we are able to pull through this tremen­dous chal­lenge. Let us con­tinue to sup­port all ef­forts to fight the fur­ther spread of the virus,” he said.

Mean­while, A staff mem­ber from the office of Se­na­tor Pia Cayetano has tested pos­i­tive for COVID-19, Se­nate Secretary Myra Vil­lar­ica said in a state­ment.

She is the fourth in­fected per­son in the Se­nate.

In her state­ment, it was in­di­cated that Cayetano’s staff mem­ber has no re­cent his­tory and she ac­quired the virus from a per­son close to her fam­ily.

PHO­TO­GRAPH COUR­TESY OF BBM FACEBOOK

FORMER Se­na­tor Fer­di­nand “Bong­bong” Mar­cos holds up a 26 March is­sue of the Daily Tri­bune as “proof of life” amid vi­cious ru­mors in so­cial me­dia about his failing health.

PHO­TO­GRAPH BY RIO LEONELLE I. DELUVIO FOR THE DAILY TRI­BUNE @tri­bunephl_rio

Good busi­ness A stall sell­ing face­masks en­joy brisk busi­ness due to the present health emer­gency.

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