‘So fast and sudden’: Bong Revilla mourns death of longtime staff member due to COVID-19

A day after he confirmed that his staffer tested positive for COVID-19, Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla is now mourning his death due to the virus. 

The lawmaker earlier announced that the late staff member was hospitalized in Imus, Cavite due to pneumonia.

This is to confirm na mayroon po akong tao, to clarify – STAFF KO PO SA AKING OPISINA AT HINDI PO AKO – na nag-positive…

Posted by Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. on Saturday, March 28, 2020

In a statement on Facebook on Sunday, March 29, Revilla asked prayers for his longtime staff and friend.

“I lost my staff and friend of almost 30 years to this COVID-19 this afternoon. I ask everyone for prayers especially para sa kanyang iniwang mga mahal sa buhay,” he wrote. 

Revilla expressed his disbelief on the sudden death of his staff.

“Everything was so fast and sudden. He has been with me mula sa pag-aartista — through the ups and downs, the thick and thin — tapos ngayon wala na siya,” he stated.

“Salamat sa pagmamahal hindi lang sa akin kundi pati sa aking pamilya — asawa, mga anak, at mga apo — lalo na sa mga panahon ng matinding pagsubok hindi mo ako iniwan. Pero ngayon, napakabilis ka namang kinuha sa amin, at ‘ni huling pamamaalam, hindi namin pwedeng ibigay sa’yo. Napakasakit.”

“We had a good run. I will miss you. It will not be the same,” he added.

The senator then urged everyone to follow quarantine protocols. 

“Mga kababayan, napakabagsik ng sakit na ito. At sa pagdapo nito kung kanino, daig pa ang napakatalas na punglo na babaon sa puso ng mga nagmamahal sa’yo.”

“Dalangin kong huwag na mapagdaanan pa ninuman ang sakit na pinagdadaanan namin ngayon.

“Please, please — stay at home. Bantayan ninyo ang inyong mga sarili at mga mahal sa buhay.

“Sa awa ng Panginoon, nawa ay matapos na ang pinagdadaanan nating ito ?????,” he ended.

I lost my staff and friend of almost 30 years to this COVID-19 this afternoon. I ask everyone for prayers especially…

Posted by Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. on Sunday, March 29, 2020

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