Maymay urges everyone to keep the faith amid COVID-19 crisis in tearful reunion with Big Brother

Maymay Entrata had an emotional reunion with Kuya in a PBB Balikbahay Stay at Home Edition uploaded Friday on the Pinoy Big Brother YouTube channel.

Surprised and touched by the gesture, the PBB Lucky Season 7 Big Winner was in tears to say how much she missed Big Brother and was so happy to hear his booming voice once again about three years since she left Bahay Ni Kuya. Kuya asked her how she was doing amid the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon.

Maymay said she was very much fine, as she said she felt being back in the Yellow House once more talking to him in the popular confession room.

“Safe naman po kami. Hindi kami lumalabas. Nasa condo po kasama ang dalawang best friends ko,” Maymay said as she remains holed up in her condominium unit. “Pinagkakaabalahan ko ngayon kasi nandito kami sa condo. Ngayon, lagi kami nag-uupdate kung ano ang balita sa COVID-19. ‘Yung mga virus nga at kumusta ‘yung mga tao sa labas.”

Maymay said that while she may constrained to her home, unable to do the things she is used to, thus getting bored, those are nothing compared to the ordeals of those who are directly affected by the crisis—especially those who have lost their means of livelihood.

Nalulungkot ako, Kuya. Kasi pag-iiniisip ko example kami dito, bored na bored na kami, ‘ano ba gagawin natin dito?’ ganyan. Pero iniisip na lang namin kung gaano kahirap ‘yung ibang tao na kami bored dito anong susunod na movie namin,” Maymay stressed.

“Minsan pala iisipin mo din kung ano ‘yung pinagdadaanan ng ibang tao na kulang ‘yung pangagailangan nila sa araw-araw. Lalo na ‘yung nakikita ko ‘yung video na napakahirap daw maging mahirap pero patuloy pa din nagtatrabaho na wala silang choice,” she added.

Maymay would then show appreciation for being part of ABS-CBN’s Pantawid ng Pag-Ibig Together At Home Digital Concert and fundraiser last Sunday, March 22, that aired on the Kapamilya network’s broadcast and online streaming channels. This was to provide funds to supply food and basic necessities for those heavily burdened by the pandemic and the continuing quarantine. Participating in this effort, she said, made her contribute to the alleviation of their plight.

Masayang-masaya talaga ako Kuya na naging parte kami nung Pantawid ng Pag-Ibig na kung saan pwede po sila magbigay po ng donasyon para makatulong at makapag-provide sila ng pangangailangan ng mga taong mas nangangailangan,” Maymay noted.

As Big Brother took the opportunity of offering his guidance to Maymay and the viewers on how to prevent contracting the disease—from just staying at home to practicing personal hygiene, he asked Maymay to give her message of encouragement as we face the crisis.

Lagi po silang manalangin sa Diyos. Huwang nilang hayaan na kainin sila ng takot at pangamba. At have faith. ‘Yung faith na hindi mo pa nakikita pero ngayon pa lang naniniwala ka na na magiging okay ang lahat. Talagang ibigay mo lang lahat ng tiwala mo sa Diyos,” Maymay pointed out.

Watch the rest of her moving conversation with Big Brother in the PBB Balikbahay Stay-at-Home edition in this video.