Following the explosion that rocked the capital city of Beirut in Lebanon, Jessy Mendiola took to social media to send her love and prayers for her second home.
Sharing a photo of some of the victims of the explosion on her Instragam, Jessy wrote: “What happened to Beirut breaks my heart so much. See photos like this is so saddening. Praying for everyone affected by this devastating incident.”
In another post, Jessy simply shared a black photo with the text “#prayforBeirut” written on it.
Last year, Jessy’s father Roger Tawile — who resides in Bahrain — flew all the way to Abu Dhabi, UAE last year to reunite with her after two years of not seeing each other.
It was in 2014 when Jessy first reunited her father whom she hadn’t seen in nearly 14 years at that time.
“After 14 years... I couldn't help but cry when I saw him again. No words can explain how much I missed my Papa. When he saw me he just hugged me so tight, I couldn't breathe,” she wrote.
She went on: “First words that came out of his mouth was ‘My Princess’ and that was it, I lost it. I forgot where I was and cried like a child, thanking God he gave me another chance to see him again. June 29, 2014. One perfect Sunday.”
Jessy was born in Dubai where her father used to work. Her mom is a full-blooded Filipina. She has two other siblings.
The 27-year-old actress, who appeared in numerous ABS-CBN shows throughout the years, made her big debut in 2010 through the teleserye Sabel.
The explosion in Beirut occurred last Tuesday, August 4. Reports say that the explosion that shook Beirut’s port area was caused by “high explosive materials.”
As of this writing, various news agencies confirm that the death toll has climbed to 135 while another 5,000 were wounded.