How Kate spends home quarantine time

March 25, 2020

KATE Valdez confirms in an online interview that she and Barbie Forteza really miss each other. 

“We are both praying na matapos na sana ang krisis na ito worldwide sa lalong madaling panahon,” she says. “Kasi it paralyzes everything, our work, our lives, nakakalungkot. Nung una po, talagang nakakapanibagong stuck ka lang sa bahay, pero nasasanay na rin unti-unti.”

She asks everyone to just stay home like her. “We have no choice naman but to follow the rules, kasi para sa ating lahat din naman ito. Ngayon po mas naging aware ako sa mga nangyayari sa bansa natin dahil sa mga news lalo na sa social media. But I must admit, kinakabahan din po ako at natatakot, kaya maingat ako, madalas akong maghugas ng hands at naga-alcohol talaga kami lahat sa bahay para maging safe.”

What other precautionary measures does she take to protect herself?  

“Isa sa mga pinakaimportante is wearing a face mask. Tapos, tigil muna ang beso-beso para may social distance. No shake hands din. Then, importanteng kumakain tayo ng masusustansiyang pagkain, drink more water and juices na may Vitamin C. Exercise rin and workout kahit nasa bahay. And of course, dasal lang always.”

She feels sadder for the production crew who won’t earn anything if there’s no taping. “Nakakalungkot kasi maraming nawalan ng work, lalo na sa staff kasi nga kapag walang taping at shooting, wala rin silang kita. Paano yung families nila, di ba? Buti GMA has promised to help everyone working them. Kung iisipin natin, maikli lang ang one month na quarantine, pero siguradong napakalaki ng effect nito sa bawat worker sa entertainment industry.”

She says we should all have patience while the lockdown is going one. “The important thing here is, yung maging safe tayo, manatiling healthy tayo, para kapag natapos na ang crisis, we can start anew. At sana nga, ma-contain na yung virus after just one month at huwag nang ma-extend pa ito. Kaya yung iba diyan, let’s all cooperate, wag na po kayong labas nang labas diyan para hindi na kumalat yung virus. We’re all in this together kaya sama-sama rin tayong magdasal sa Panginoon para mahanap na ang solusyon dito.”