This was the cryptic tweet of bilyonaryo Manny V. Pangilinan, a day after Easter Sunday amid rumors of serious health problems.
A Babbler explained that Pangilinan went through a hellish period in the last four months which the point man of Indonesian billionaire Anthoni Salim confirmed in a heartfelt letter on Easter Sunday.
“I write to you this time from my room at Makati Medical Center, a victim of COVID twice over. This year has been particularly harrowing for me health-wise. My current confinement is the fourth in as many months – the first four cardiac stents, the second for an injured left knee, and the last two fo COVID,” said Pangilinan in the message addressed to his co-workers at PLDT and Smart.
“But as the song goes, ‘I’m still standing…looking like a true survivor.’ There must be a message there somewhere,” the 74-year old executive said.
Pangilinan rallied his troops not to let the “pain and suffering” during the pandemic bring them to despair.
“We must rise to the challenge not with a commonplace response, but with our unique style of activism. We must get out of our foxholes, put our game faces on, get our feet pounding the streets-keeping the lights on and the water flowing, connecting people everywhere, opening travel arteries to transport food and medicine, caring for the sick,” Pangilinan said.
I’m back at the office. Feels good to get my life back. My profound thanks to all of you. Cheers.
— Manny V. Pangilinan (@iamMVP) April 5, 2021