‘Un­well’ Bong­bong rest­ing at home

The Philippine Star - - FRONT PAGE - By CE­CILLE SUERTE FELIPE

Former se­na­tor Fer­di­nand “Bong­bong” Mar­cos Jr. has been feel­ing un­well af­ter com­ing home from Spain and has taken the test for coro­n­avirus dis­ease 2019 (COVID-19), his sis­ter Sen. Imee Mar­cos said yes­ter­day.

Say­ing her brother is re­cov­er­ing at home, Imee de­nied ru­mors spread­ing on so­cial me­dia that the fam­ily planned to bring him to Sin­ga­pore in a pri­vate air­craft for treat­ment.

“He came back from Spain un­well... Get­ting bet­ter at home. Fi­nally got a test two nights ago... wala pang re­sult,” Imee said.

In an of­fi­cial state­ment, Bong­bong Mar­cos said he was touched and over­whelmed by the pub­lic’s con­cern over his health.

“Don’t worry, I am do­ing OK and con­trary to pop­u­lar be­lief, I am home on self­quar­an­tine. As my sis­ter said, a few days ago I was feel­ing a lit­tle un­der the weather and as a re­sult, went to get checked,” he said in a state­ment re­leased by the office of Imee.

“We are still 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,” he said.

In a Facebook ac­count, Liza Araneta-Mar­cos posted a photo of her hus­band in bed and hold­ing a news­pa­per.

The post read “Thank you for your kind mes­sage and show of con­cern for Bong. Con­trary to the ru­mors cur­rently cir­cu­lat­ing, my hus­band is well.”

“Bong­bong’s 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,” it added, be­ly­ing re­ports cir­cu­lat­ing in so­cial me­dia.

In the same post, Lisa said; “Yes­ter­day, we had our­selves and our en­tire staff tested for COVID-19. For­tu­nately, we all tested neg­a­tive.”

Imee said she and her mother former first lady Imelda Mar­cos are in good health.

Ear­lier this month, Imee took the coro­n­avirus test along with other sen­a­tors. Her camp said they have yet to re­ceive the results.

Former se­na­tor Fer­di­nand Mar­cos Jr. is shown re­cu­per­at­ing from an ill­ness as he holds a copy of the lat­est news­pa­per in a photo re­leased by his wife Liza yes­ter­day. Inset shows a health­ier Mar­cos in a file photo.

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