Former San Juan mayor Guia Gomez has tested positive for COVID-19 again, his son, former senator JV Ejercito tweeted on Friday.
Ejercito said his family is praying that the reinfection will be milder.
"Please pray for my mother, who again has tested positive for COVID. Hoping this time it will be milder," he tweeted. "Walang katapusan."
In an Instagram post earlier in the day, Ejercito shared an image of him and Gomez sharing a meal.
In an Instagram post on December 26, 2020, Ejercito said his mother, a former actress and a 3-term San Juan mayor, "has survived COVID."
Gomez won the mayoralty in 2010, 2013 and 2016.
Ejercito's father, former president Joseph "Erap" Estrada, has been in hospital since late last month because of the coronavirus, too.
Estrada has been in and out of intensive care, but in the family's latest update he was "doing better".