On her 25th birthday, Yassi Pressman remembers late dad, sends COVID-19 aid to hospitals
As Yassi Pressman marked a milestone year in her life yesterday, May 11, the actress did not forget to remember those whom she had lost, especially her dear father Ronald “Ronnie” Pressman.
Yassi promised to be the best version of herself for her father, as seen on her Instagram account on the same day. The actress also helped with COVID-19 relief efforts and wished that “work will be back for everyone” after TV network ABS-CBN’s shutdown.
“First one without you, [I’m] 25 today Papa!” Yassi said. “Gonna promise to be the best that i can be!!!! Just like you taught me!”
Yassie’s 90-year-old father passed away last February after reportedly suffering from complications due to old age.
The “Ang Probinsyano” star accompanied her message with a throwback photo of her and her sister, model Issa Pressman, holding hands and standing behind what appears to be their father’s final resting place.
“I’m a big girl now!” Yassi told her dad. “Promise to take care of this one (Issa) and every person that i love and everyone who shows me love!”
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the actress told her supporters to “stay safe and spread love and kindness.”
“To everyone who greeted me! Through your calls, texts, your social media posts, an amazing video that made me cry like a baby last night!” Yassi added. “THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART i might not be able to reply to every single one of you guys but my heart is with you all!”
With the help of her friends, Yassi was able to send out food and toys to some hospitals fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The actress, however, did not disclose which hospitals she sent her donations to.
“[Hope] we made you guys smile,” she said, addressing their beneficiaries. “[Seeing] that will already be a great gift for me! ”
Yassi also revealed her birthday wish this year: “My only wish is that soon, i hope, work will be back for everyone, the sick get better, [and] finally our beautiful world heals!”
As a part of the TV network’s online campaign against its shutdown, Pressman wore a white blouse and placed her closed fist on her chest. The actress accompanied the post with the hashtag #LabanKapamilya, as seen on her Instagram post on May 9.
Yassi is one of the numerous celebrities who showed their solidarity for the media giant after it was ordered by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to stop operating on May 5.
ABS-CBN’s legislative franchise expired on May 4, prompting NTC’s cease and desist order against the media company. A week after its shutdown, the authors of the bill seeking to renew the TV network’s franchise urged House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano to tackle the pending bill in Congress. JB
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