BBM quashes COVID rumors, says he is feeling better

Published March 26, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Mario Casayuran

Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong’’ R. Marcos, son of the late President Ferdinand Marcos, said on Thursday he is all right and “contrary to popular belief, I am on home self-quarantine.’’

Former Senator Bong Bong Marcos (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)
Former Senator Bong Bong Marcos

“I am deeply touched and overwhelmed by your concern over my condition,’’ Marcos said.

Earlier, Marcos’ sister, Senator Imee R. Marcos, stated that her brother came from Spain a few days ago and was “unwell.’’

“As my sister said a few days ago, I was feeling under the weather and as a result, went to get checked. We are still waiting for the results,’’ he said.

Read more: Bongbong Marcos is ‘unwell’ — Imee

Latest reports showed that Spain surpassed China as having had the most number of deaths caused by the dreaded coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

In a statement to Senate reporters, Marcos said he is ‘’inspired and moved by the show of courage and commitment of our health workers.’’

“I feel much better and getting stronger by the day. I have no doubt in my mind that this is partly due to the excellent work of the nurses and doctors who helped me in these most trying time. Thank you,’’ he stressed.

“You are our true heroes in these most trying times. Thank you!’’ he added.

“I am hoping and praying for everyone’s safety and good health. Please don’t let the sacrifices of heath workers and other front liners go to waste. Let us all stay home. Again, thank you for your love and concern,’’ he said.