Showbiz denizens share monsoon flood experiences

Like many Filipinos, showbiz celebrities were not spared from the resulting floods and traffic jams.

Haunted by memories of the devastating effect of typhoon “Ondoy,” some showbiz denizens share their experiences from the persistent rains these past few days.

Ogie Alcasid was at work, taping “Bubble Gang” but had to finish early so everyone could go home to their loved ones.

Comedienne Eugene Domingo narrated that she was rehearsing for the play “Bona,” when her director Soxie Topacio decided to let everyone go home. She got home safely as she was able to avoid flooded areas due to her familiarity with Quezon City streets.

Ricky Davaowas at the Rizal provincial jail in Taytay for a shoot of “Makapiling Ka Muli,” a GMA 7 series that he directs. He said the cast and crew led by Phillip Salvador, Mark Gil and Gloria Romero were all nervous due to the bad weather condition. They finished taping at 5 p.m.but it took them two hours to get home due to the flooded streets.

Lorna Tolentino said she just stayed at home, prayed and watched the news. She also kept in with her family and close friends.

John Arcilla said his interview with GMA 7’s Arnold Clavio about “The Bourne Legacy” was canceled. What he did was to post entries on my family’s Prayer Request page on Facebook. He also called up his mother and siblings in Aurora and told them to pray and stay alert.

For his part, Jon Santos said he stayed home and watched TV for the weather and traffic updates. He also checked his staff, friends and family who live in Marikina, Valenzuela and other flood-prone areas.

The wife of Albert Martinez, Liezlconsideredtheir family lucky since their house is located on an elevated area. She said she stayed home with their kids Alyanna and Alfonso who were also home due to the suspension of work and classes. Meanwhile, Albert was out of the house for the taping of the ABS-CBN soap opera “Princess and I”.