An increase in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreaks, which reached nearly 10,000 infections in a single day, prompted the government to reimpose tougher quarantine measures and it can’t be denied that a lot our dismayed since it’s back to square one again.
With the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) being imposed, production and shoots will be halted again, what are the thoughts of The Lost Recipe Stars?
In the media conference of The Lost Recipe, stars Kelvin Miranda, Thea Tolentino, and Paul Salas admitted that they’re tired of the government’s setup.
Kapuso actor Paul Salas seemed to have a neutral stance with the current situation. For him, he hopes things will be better and believes that at least for now–Filipinos are ready on what to do in this kind of situation.
“Ako po siguro hope na lang ako nalang din maging negative at least ngayon mas naging ready na kaysa nung last year nabigla tayong lahat pero at least ngayon ready na alam na natin.
“At siguro hopeful lang kase mag kaka vaccine tayong lahat so sana lang mapabilis and sana mabalik na lang sa normal lahat hopeful lang and pray lang talga yun lang muna ang para sa akin talaga.”
But lead actor Kelvin Miranda admits that he is not happy with this kind of setup again, it even came to a point that he didn’t believe that the NCR+ Bubble, Cavite, Bulacan, Rizal, and Laguna will revert to ECQ.
“Ako po talagang napapagod na ako, napapagod na ako sa nangyayari sa society kase dumating pa nga sa punto na di ako naniniwala talaga pero yun eh daming nangyari dami.” Kelvin said.
Even though he’s getting used with this new normal and new set up it doesn’t mean he is not dismayed with the system.
“Yun na talaga yung protocol at yun na talga yung new normal na mag su suot tayo ng mask at face shield na mahirap huminga may takot sa isat isa na di naman dapat ipangamaba napapago na ako nasasanay naman ako sa ganong sistema pero di ako masaya, sa totoo lang.”
For Thea Tolentino, one of the problems that she will be encountering during ECQ–is her not being able to go back and forth from Manila to her home in Laguna.
“Ako na papagod narin po ako palipat lipat po ako minsan kase magisa lang po kase ako sa QC and yung nga po pag masyado naman po akong matagal mag isa nakakbaliw siya and yung family ko kase andito sa Laguna.”
She also lives alone in Quezon City which gives a toll on her mental health as she has to deal with the pandemic alone.
“So kung walan trabaho uuwi akong Laguna and pag biglang biglang nag karoon ng trabaho biglang tatakbo ng Manila and kapag nasa Manila na po ako nakikipag kita ako sa friends ko di nakagaya nung dati na pwede kayong mag hangout anywhere.”
Also, before the ECQ, she got to meet her friends in their own homes, but now this doesn’t seem to be possible.
“Syempre ngayon inoobserve parin ang GMA protocols and kung mag me meet man sa mga bahay lang and sinisugurado namin na yung hindi din talga kame expose, yung pinupuntuhan ko din mga friends ko yung di masyadong naglalalabas ng bahay and ayun dun po nakakapagod mentally, physically naghahanap parin ako ng way to make my self sane kahit ganito yung nangyari.”
President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted a recommendation by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to reimpose ECQ in Metro Manila and four other provinces.
With this several businesses, like tourism sites, entertainment venues, and entertainment productions and shoots must close.
As of now, The Lost Recipe is currently in its final week on GTV. Some are already calling for a pilot week marathon recap and the completion of episodes as soon as possible so that they can be viewed online.
During Twitter Philippines’ first three days of broadcasting, it was also a consistent topic in the top trending topics. The Lost Recipe not only increased the viewership of GTV’s primetime block but also ranked among the Top 20 Urban Phils overall (based on Nielsen NUTAM overnight data).