PHOTOS of the Metro Manila skyline and Manila Bay have been posted by many netizens lately and they show how clean the air and the water have become since we went on a lockdown. It looks like Mother Nature is cleansing itself and getting rid of all the pollution we, the city’s inhabitants, have caused it to accumulate all these years.
Kapuso news anchor Raffy Tima is one of those who took photos of the city’s surrounding areas. He took them from the top of GMA Network’s building at Timog Avenue corner EDSA and the pictures he shared on social media are really amazing. The sky is so blue, without any smog from the usual thousands of vehicles that ply EDSA every day before.
Everything is so clear you can see Mount Samat in distant Bataan and the shrine on top of it. You can even some ships docked on the bay. On the east side, you can see the mountains of Sierra Madre and the foothills of Antipolo and San Mateo, Rizal. Truly astonishing.
Raffy continues to host news programs on GMA-7. Loyal Kapuso viewers continue to depend on their “serbisyong totoo” as the most credible news channel. Even on radio, Super Radyo DZBB 594khz continues to be the choice for the news in the morning for their Dobol B sa News TV. On weekend, you can watch “24 Oras Weekend” both on GMA-7 and GMA News TV. In the evening, primetime newscast “24 Oras” can also be seen on simulcast. People now want the latest news stories to keep track on what’s happening here and abroad while we’re facing the corona crisis.
Meantime, the regional newcast in different parts of the country also continue. For North and Central Luzon, GMA Regional TV offers “Balitang Amianan”. For Eastern and Central Visayas, they have “Balitang Bisdak”. For those in Western Visayas, they have “One Western Visayas”. And for Mindanao, they have “One Mindanao”. We salute all the Kapuso reporters all over the country who continue take risk in these dangerous times just to bring the latest news stories to our viewers and listeners. That’s what Serbisyong Totoo is really all about.
‘Siempre, dapat pa rin tayong mag-aayos and always look at the bright side of life. – Heart Evangelista’
Heart Evangelista is one star who’s very active in sharing the activities she does during this time of corona quarantine. “There’s no time to get bored or feel sad kasi andami po nating puedeng gawin habang nasa bahay lang tayo,” she says.
And take note, she wears a different outfit while doing her household chores, making one netizen remark: “Susyal ka talaga, Heart. Bihis na bihis pa rin habang nag-aayos at nagpapalit ng beddings, naglalaba at nagwawalis.”
Heart says she just wants to be presentable to the fans of her vlog. “Hindi naman dahil may quarantine, pababayaan na lang natin ang ating mga sarili. Siempre, dapat pa rin tayong mag-aayos and always look at the bright side of life. Be optimistic. Malalampasan din natin itong corona crisis na pinagdaraanan natin. Basta kumapit lang tayo kayo Lord.”
Heart also does her own TikTok videos and her fans are so entertained by her antics that her videos have now accumulated a total of one million hits. “It’s my way of entertaining myself while we’re stuck at home,” she says. “Also my own way of spreading good vibes to the public in these trying times.”
She also does her part in raising funds for those badly affected by the global pandemic. “I ask for nations for the protective equipment being used by our medical frontliners. They need this to protect themselves while they’re performing their duties.”
She also helps individual persons who ask her for donations from her and husband, Gov. Chiz Escudero of Sorsogon. “Sana lang, maging honest lang yung ibang tao. Kasi kahit natulungan ko na, umuulit pa. Please be honest with me 🙁 I just wanna help as much as I can, but sana give chance to others naman. I still sent help 2x kahit alam ko you’re the same person knowing you might just be in a bad place . But I know.”
She and Chiz celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary two months. Although they don’t see each other as frequently because of Chiz’ work in Sorsogon, Heart says Chiz makes her the happiest woman in the world.