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WATCH: Amy Perez, Princess Velasco, more celebs thank frontliners for sacrifices amid COVID-19

/ 01:32 PM April 16, 2020
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Image: screengrab from YouTube/NicePrintChannel

While frontliners are putting their lives at risk to battle COVID-19’s spread, actors, musicians, TV hosts and broadcast journalists showed their solidarity to acknowledge these workers’ sacrifices.

Celebrities participated in a special tribute right at their very homes, sending out a brief but meaningful message of hope to hospital workers, government officials and other essential workers, as seen on NicePrintChannel’s YouTube page yesterday, April 15.

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The TV personalities who participated in the video, according to the order of their appearance, were as follows: Amy Perez, Jenny Miller, Marco Alcaraz and Precious Lara Quigaman, Arny Ross, Rufa Mae Quinto, Rodjun Cruz, Joyce Ching, Dianne Medina, Aiko Melendez, Archie Alemania, Vina Morales, Anthony and Rossel Taberna, Patrick and Nikka Garcia, Kaye Abad and Ruru Madrid.

Other celebrities — Luane Dy and Carlo Gonzalez, Tristan Ramirez, Tintin Bersola-Babao and Julius Babao, Nikki Valdez, Andrea Torres, Ara Mina, Ruffa Gutierrez, Ryza Cenon, Sunshine Cruz with her daughters Angeline and Samantha, Adrian Luis Alandy, Nadine Samonte with daughter Heather, Christian Bautista, and basketball player Mark Barroca and his wife Ruselle — also sent their love and prayers.

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Actor Joross Gamboa emphasized that even before the pandemic, these frontline workers have been “true heroes” in the country.

In addition to those already mentioned, the following stars also participated in expressing their gratitude to the frontliners: Aicelle Santos and Mark Zambrano, Priscilla Meirelles-Estrada, Paolo Contis, PJ Endrinal, John Prats, Roxanne Guinoo, Raffy Tima and Mariz Umali, Mark Lapid and Tanya Garcia together with their daughters, Jimmy Alapag and LJ Moreno, Chynna Ortaleza and Kean Cipriano, Divine Lee, Ella Cruz, Ciara Sotto, Camille Prats, Alex Castro and Sunshine Garcia, LJ Reyes, DJ ChaCha.

Lastly, singer Princess Velasco serenaded the frontliners with a cover of Eraserheads’ “With a Smile” to lift up their spirits.

The photography company behind the emotional tribute, Nice Print Photography, explained why it chose to reach out to these stars, who were also their former clients.

“As we all unite to overcome the [COVID-19] crisis, we wanted to inspire and give hope through [the] best way we know how,” it stated via its Instagram account yesterday. “And that’s to create a video that would give HOPE, [love] and express gratitude for all our frontliners all over the world whose sacrifice allow all of us to be safe.”

The photography company also dedicated the video to “everyone else who’s feeling down, low [and] sad.” JB

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