MANILA, Philippines – Even musicians' homes were not spared from the floods caused by heavy monsoon rains that have battered Metro Manila and nearby provinces over the last few days.
Kean Cipriano, actor and vocalist of local band Callalily, said in a video posted on YouTube on Wednesday that his home has been hit by floods.
“Umuulan pa rin sa labas, di pa rin tumitigil. Pataas pa rin nang pataas ‘yung baha kahit sa sala namin,” he said from his home in Pasig, where he lives with his family.
Despite this, the Callalily frontman assured Filipinos that he will do his best to help the moment they get to leave their home.
“Sa mga nasalanta, nakikiramay ako. Kung anuman ang magagawa ko para makatulong, gagawin ko. I-tweet niyo ako o anuman, pero sigurado ako, ‘pag naka-escape ako rito, ‘pag nalikas ko ‘yung pamilya ko rito sa village namin, kasi baha hanggang sa labas, hanggang sa guardhouse, so gagawa kami ng paraan para makalabas.
“Kung makalabas na kami rito, sigurado ako, gagawin ko ang lahat para makatulong sa inyo,” he said.
Cipriano also promised that he will ask his bandmates and other friends from the local music industry to help those who were affected by the heavy rains and floods.
“Kasama ko ‘yung Callalily, ‘yung buong team ng Callalily isasama ko para tulungan kayo. ‘Yung mga banding kilala ko, ‘yung mga musikerong kilala ko, nagdadasal ako simula nung isang araw pa na maging okay lahat. At sigurado akong di tayo pababayaan,” he said.
“Have faith. Tomorrow’s going to be just fine. Everything’s going to be alright. We can get through, trust me,” he added.
Cipriano and his family were able to leave their flooded home on Thursday morning. On Twitter, he said he is now ready to help those who were hit by the disaster.