Last August 5, AKTOR – League of Filipino Actors released a video expressing their support to the medical health workers.
Along the video is a post on their Facebook page:
“Ilang beses man kaming gumanap na doktor at nurse, hindi namin matutumbasan ang laki ng kontribusyon ninyo sa bayan, lalo na ngayong panahon ng pandemya.”
(“No matter how many times we portrayed roles as doctor and nurse, we cannot measure up to how big is your contribution to the country especially this time of pandemic.”)
“Kami sa AKTOR ay nagpapadala ng liham pag-ibig para sa lahat ng ating health workers sa frontlines—ang aming mga bayani. Alam naming hindi sapat ang mga salita, pero ito na muna sa ngayon.”
(We at AKTOR are sending a love letter to all the health workers in the front line – our heroes. We know that words are not enough, but this is what we can give for now.”)
“Titindig kami para sa ‘yo. Maraming salamat sa lahat.”
(“We are going to stand for you. Thank you for everything.”)
Actors in the video include Piolo Pascual, couple Dingdong and Marian Dantes, Angel Locsin, Anne Curtis-Smith, Iza Calzado, Jodi Sta Maria, Angelica Panganiban and many more.
The video was released following President Duterte striking back at medical associations who wrote a public letter expressing their concern on the surge of the COVID-19 cases in Mega Manila.