Barbie Imperial says she has lost contact with some family members in Albay.
She should’ve been celebrating the premiere of her new iWant-TFC digital series, “Oh, Mando!”.
But instead, actress Barbie Imperial is feeling uneasy because she said she hasn’t heard the news from some of her family in Albay and Catanduanes.
Which was among the hardest-hit areas by super typh00n Rolly last weekend.
While promoting her new iWant TFC digital series Oh, Mando! premiering online starting November 5, Barbie Imperial revealed that aside from dealing with the challenges of the pandemic, she is most worried about her family members living in their hometown of Virac, Albay.
“I think the most challenging was mahiwalay ka sa pamilya mo. Ang hirap talaga mahiwalay sa pamilya ngayon. And for me kasi, actually before kasi ang pinaka-importanteng bagay sa akin is may trabaho ako kasi pag wala akong trabaho, wala akong mabibigay sa pamilya ko. But now, dahil sa pandemic na-realize ko na, Oh my God, ang mga pinaka-importanteng bagay ngayon ay maging healthy ako at ang pamilya ko,” Barbie quipped.
“So yun talaga yung pinaka-challenge for me, yung mahiwalay ka sa pamilya mo. And lalo ngayon, bumabagyo ngayon. Until now ay bumagyo so until now yung biggest challenge para sa akin, kasi I have family left in Albay and Catanduanes. It’s been three days. Wala pa rin kami balita sa kanila. Yung buong Virac. Catanduanes sobrang washed out talaga and maraming namatay so yun yung challenge for me, being away from family,” she added.
Barbie stressed that she is using her platform to encourage others to help those affected by the typh00n, as seen on her Instagram account.
Thousands of families, meanwhile, have been left displaced following the cala’m1ty.
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