MANILA - Eva Fonda star Cristine Reyes is trapped on the roof of her home in Marikina City following the downpour from tropical storm “Ondoy” that has also left many areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces flooded.
In a phone interview with ABS-CBN News on Saturday, Reyes tearfully appealed for rescue teams to help them.
“Sana may dumating na rescue kasi kanina pa kami dito ng 1 p.m. Kapag hindi pa tumigil ang ulan aabutin na kami sa roof. Hindi ko alam anong gagawin namin,” Reyes said.
Reyes said that the flood already reached the second floor of their house, forcing them to move to the roof.
“Lagpas na ng puno. Nakarating na siya sa second floor. Pinasok na yung mga rooms namin, so konti na lang, dito na siya sa roof,” she said.
Reyes fears for the safety of her family as flood waters continue to rise because of incessant rains brought by the typhoon.
“Mommy ko kasi, hindi marunong mag swim at may kasama akong dalawang bata,” she said.
On the roof with the actress are her mother, a sibling, two children, household helpers and some neighbors.
“Mommy ko, pamangkin ko--dalawang bata--isang five years old at isang three years old. Tapos yung bunso namin, yung PA ko, yung maid namin, tapos driver tapos yung kapitbahay namin pumunta na dito sa roof namin kasi mataas yung house naming,” she said.
Reyes’ road manager earlier sent a text message to ABS-CBN to ask for help to rescue the star.
The road manager said that Reyes needs to be rescued as her house located at Provident Village in Marikina City is already flooded.
The sister of Ara Mina was recently nominated in this year's Seoul International Drama Awards for her role in ABS-CBN's defunct hit series, "Eva Fonda." Reyes is also shooting a movie, "Patient X," with actor Richard Gutierrez.
The sexy actress was supposed to co-host the “Rockatropa” concert tonight with Wowowee host Valerie Concepcion and Bubble Gang’s ‘Iyo Tube’ sensation Moymoy Palaboy.
However, the concert scheduled at the SM Mall of Asia has been cancelled due to the tropical storm. The concert, which will feature bands including Parokya ni Edgar, Itchyworms, Kamikazee, Sandwich, and Bamboo, was supposed to be held at 6 p.m.