Liezl Martinez affected by Cory's death

By Reyma Buan-Deveza,

Posted at Aug 04 2009 07:52 PM | Updated as of Aug 05 2009 04:52 AM

MANILA – Actress Liezl Martinez, who was diagnosed with breast cancer, “was so down” when news about former president Corazon Aquino’s passing broke out, her husband confessed.

"She found out that Tita Cory died because...of cancer. Siyempre everyone who is suffering from the same illness would feel affected," actor Albert Martinez said.

The “May Bukas Pa” star, who was shooting scenes for the television series when he heard the news, rushed home to check on his wife. 

"Parang I had a feeling. That's why after taping, pinilit kong makauwi ng maaga just to be with her," he said.  "And I was right. When I got home she was so down."

He added: "There's nothing you can say and nothing you can do, just be there."

Albert, however, assured that “health-wise” Liezl is “just okay.”
The Martinezes decided to keep Liezl’s condition private after her illness was discovered last year. Albert explained that although they are both actors they do not live a “showbiz life.”

He added that making Liezl’s battle public would only aggravate the already difficult situation.

Despite the trials, Albert remains optimistic. He said he is still a lucky guy because God continues to provide him and his family with so many blessings. -Reyma Buan-Deveza,