Ivana Alawi praises Masbate residents who returned hair stylist’s lost phone
Ivana Alawi was left in awe with the kindness of the people of Masbate after her hair stylist’s lost cellphone was returned by someone who had chanced upon it at the beach.
The actress-vlogger, who had a lock-in taping at the province, was jet skiing with crew members and her hair stylist Aryan Buccat when Buccat’s cellphone went missing, Alawi said on her YouTube vlog yesterday, April 13.
“Sinakay ko si Aryan, first time niya, tapos nawala ‘yung cellphone niya. Akala niya nabigay niya sa staff,” Alawi recounted, adding that Buccat initially thought she was being pranked. (I rode with Aryan, it was her first time, then her phone went missing. She thought she had given it to the staff.)
Alawi applauded the residents of Masbate who had been kind and respectful throughout her stay there, and recounted how Buccat’s phone was returned.
“Ang bait ng mga taong taga-dito sa Masbate kasi nakita pala nila sa buhangin tapos binalik pa rin nila. I love Masbate, ang bait talaga,” she said.
(People in Masbate are so kind because they saw [the cellphone] at the beach and returned it. I love Masbate, so kind.)
Alawi then narrated another incident wherein a woman had dropped her cellphone while outdoors, but the gadget was still given back to her. She compared her experience with staying in Manila, where she lost her phones thrice.
“Nakakatuwa lang kasi ilang beses na akong nawalan ng cellphone sa Manila tapos napupunta na agad sa Greenhills,” she told fans. (It’s amusing because I lost cellphones in Manila several times and they go straight to Greenhills.)
Alawi is set to star alongside actors Gerald Anderson, Sam Milby, Jake Ejercito and Jameson Blake in the upcoming TV series “A Family Affair,” which she first teased last December.
This comes two years since Alawi exclusively signed with ABS-CBN, before the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020. At the time, she was set to have her own teleserye with the network, but the show, as well as ABS-CBN’s other plans, fell through. /ra
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