IN the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, actress Sanya Lopez can’t help but worry about her hometown, Malolos, Bulacan.
That’s why she is happy with each positive news about the province, including the one that San Miguel Corporation will soon build –a world-class airport at Bulakan, Bulacan.
“Nakaka-proud kasi taga-Bulacan ako and magkakaroon na kami ng airport dito,” Sanya says.
Sanya knows that the airport will provide jobs and businesses for his provincemates who were affected by the pandemic. The New Manila International Airport can accommodate 100 million passengers every year, has four runways with a provision for two more and a seamless transport system. She’s asking Filipinos, particularly her provincemates, not to lose hope and keep following health protocols to avoid contacting the dreaded illness.
“Likas naman sa ating mga Bulakenyo ang pagiging matulungin kaya magtulungan tayo ang keep the Bayanihan spirit within us. Darating ang panahon at malalagpasan din natin ito sa awa ng Diyos.”
Sanya said she is growing accustomed to the new normal. “Hindi pa rin ako gaanong nakakalabas dahil halos puro work from home lang ang ginagawa ko, except for some, na binibigay sa akin ng GMA, including endorsements. Mga three times lang akong nakalabas, yung nagtaping ako for Wish Ko Lang and isa pang show.”
And due to limited movements, Sanya has to forego travel plans for now. “Medyo malungkot dahil isa pa naman sa mga dream ko ang makapag-travel sa iba’t ibang lugar,” she shares. Japan, Boracay, and Canada rank high among the places she’s been to so far.
“Nag-enjoy ako sa Japan dahil masarap ang food nila doon. Favorite ko rin kasi ang ramen lalo na sa kanila is authentic talaga. Isa pa ay naging bonding din namin ito ng brother ko (Jak Roberto) at ni Barbie (Forteza) dahil kasama ko sila noon.”
So she is optimistic that once the pandemic has passed, everything will be back to normal and will be better for her hometown and the country.
“Alam kong lilipas din itong crisis natin at babalik din sa normal ang lahat. Mabibisita ko pa rin yung mga lugar na di ko pa napupuntahan,” Sanya assures.
And who knows, one of her upcoming flights could be at the SMC world-class airport in Bulacan?