‘Fly with you soon’: Steve Dailisan loses job as pilot due to COVID-19 pandemic
MANILA, Philippines — “COVID19 stole the very heart or my dream-flying.”
Former GMA reporter-turned-pilot Steve Dailisan said this Saturday as he announced that he was retrenched from his job due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“When the pandemic took a big blow in our lives I never thought that it would hit me hard. As a news person, I thought I’ve witnessed too many bad times,” Dailisan said in an Instagram post.
“In January of this year, I was released as First Officer after some grueling months of training. Only to realize it would be the shortest stint in my entire professional career. In a matter of 10 months, I lost it,” he added.
Despite the sad news, Dailisan said he remains thankful to his company for the opportunity that was given to him, albeit short-lived.
“I will have to rest my golden wings for a while to chart a new destination elsewhere,” Dailisan said.
“It’s a difficult time to be a source of inspiration but believe there will always be a BRIGHT NEW DAY. This is just a step back, not a setback,” he added.
Dailisan also advised his followers to “just keep going”, reminding them to “let it all out” if they lost something or someone during this pandemic.
“If you lost something or someone during this crucial time, cry for a while. Mourn if you must. Let it all out. Have that one last cry and then, move on,” Dailisan said.
“Don’t rush in trying to find the meaning in all of these but learn to move forward as quickly as you can. At the end of the day, we should just trust God’s plan. I am,” he added.
Furthermore, the former reporter also said that this hurdle is not the end, but rather only the “beginning of bigger dreams.”
“I am certain, we will continue our quest to reaching the skies to be with our stars! For now, I only have to say, FLY WITH YOU SOON,” Dailisan said.
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