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How celebs cope with virus outbreak

/ 12:02 AM March 16, 2020

The show must go on” has long been a mantra of actors and performers. But it doesn’t hold true anymore during this COVID-19 pande­mic. Many concerts, stage plays and shows have either been postponed or canceled.

The show biz circus has come to a grinding halt.


So, I asked some celebrities about their coping mechanism, and what they would reflect on during this health crisis. Let’s stop worrying about testing positive for the coronavirus and just stay positive, instead.

Noel Cabangon

NOEL CABANGON: I’d use my time to be creative. Write new songs, and maybe a song about this pandemic and how we are dealing with its effect, especially, economically. But the good thing, looking from hindsight, it keeps families together and do a lot of conversations.


Boots Anson-Roa

BOOTS ANSON-ROA: “No hay mal que por bien no venga,” so says the Spanish maxim. The COVID-19 challenge brings with it lament, hardship, sacrifices, fears and anxieties. But something good will result in this: Renewed faith as an antidote to fear; strength of the will and spirit that trials spawn; family and community solidarity when faced with force majeure, like this viral spread. God’s most pressing message comes in a whisper. Let us silently heed it.

Amy Perez

AMY PEREZ: I will use this time to slow down, meaning to rest and reflect on life. Spend some quiet time with God. Also, it’s a time to spend with my boys and create wonderful memories. I will stay away from toxic environment and people kasi let’s not forget the agenda of the devil—to create panic, worry, anger and divi­dedness. Let’s not give in to that. Always remember that God is our protector and savior.

Mark Bautista

JED MADELA: Life is very precious. Also, we should take this chance to change things. When all of these go back to normal, we should value and take good care of everything we have—our surroundings, our environment, and the people around us.

Mark Bautista

MARK BAUTISTA: I will find ways to continue being creative and productive. This crisis shows us that anything can happen. Then, you’re reminded again that in life, you choose what is essential and important to you—that what isn’t visible to the eye is actually what needs attention.

And by “not visible,” I mean compassion, human relations and even the virus. This epide­mic has shown its huge impact on entertainment sports and anything that deals with large audiences or businesses. INQ

(Conclusion tomorrow)

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