BBM: I am doing okay
Fortunately, I feel much better and am getting stronger by the day
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.
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.
Good business A stall selling facemasks enjoy brisk business due to the present health emergency.