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Sylvia Sanchez looks back on surviving COVID-19: ‘May magandang kapalit yun’

‘Huwag Kang Mangamba’ actress Sylvia Sanchez looks back on her health battle during the pandemic.

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Rhea Manila Santos

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03/19/2021 08:43 AM
Sylvia Sanchez looks back on surviving COVID-19: ‘May magandang kapalit yun’
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When Sylvia Sanchez and her husband got sick last year during the start of the nationwide lockdown, the Huwag Kang Mangamba actress said she harbored no ill feelings about the whole experience.

“Actually, sa totoo lang, kahit nangyari sa amin yung nagka-COVID kaming mag-asawa. March 16 si Art nagkaroon tapos nadiscover namin na nahawa ako nung March 21. Honestly, wala akong kuwestiyon sa Diyos kung bakit nangyari sa akin yun. Wala akong pain or sakit kung bakit nangyari sa amin yun kasi ang kapalit nun mas naging close ang buong pamilya. May magandang kapalit yun. Nagkaroon ako ng takot yes para kay Chubby and kay Gela, kay Arjo, kay Ria na mahawa lalo na yung bunso. Kasi at that time walang puwedeng sumama na hindi COVID positive sa loob ng hospital. Natakot ako para sa bunso talaga. Suma total walang negative kahit ano na nangyari sa buhay ko last year kasi ang kapalit nun blessings,” she shared during the Huwag Kang Mangamba mediacon. 

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The veteran actress, who plays the role of a homeless woman named Barang in the new soap Huwag Kang Mangamba, said she chooses to just be thankful for incoming blessings since she recovered from contracting the virus.

“Ang dami daming nangyaring magaganda sa buhay ko after nun so papaano ko kukuwestiyunan yung isang beses na nagka-COVID kami, thank God nalagpasan namin, kumpara doon sa binigay niya after? Sabi ko nga, lahat tayo, karamihan sa atin may kuwestiyon bakit Lord. Pero darating yung time na yung mga katanungan natin masasagot din yan later on,” she said.

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More than anything, Sylvia said she feels blessed to know that many people were praying for her swift recovery last year.

“Nung time na nagka-COVID ako nag dami dami nagdadasal tapos nagulat ko yung iba hindi ko kilala, nag-te-text. Di ba blessing yun? Never naman ako iniwan ng Diyos. Ako ang nang-iwan sa Diyos. Tinake for granted ko siya. Maraming beses. Pero tuloy tuloy niya akong niyayakap. Never naman tayo iniwan ng Diyos. Hinihintay lang niya tayo na tawagin siya at iinvite siya ulit sa ating buhay,” she explained.