Pinay nurse talks about viral photo with former President George H.W. Bush

ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Dec 11 2018 12:22 PM

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A Filipina nurse seen in a bedside photo with the late president George H.W. Bush that went viral is now speaking up about the controversial photo.

In a Facebook message to ABS-CBN, Vilma Acosta Bilogan Saldivar said she posted the photo that was taken in 2012 in her private Facebook account.

But a friend of a friend of hers recently re-posted the photo claiming she was a private nurse of the late president which she now denies.

She clarified that while she is not the late president’s private nurse, she is a nurse in that hospital in the unit where the Bush family would usually get treated.

She said the picture was taken by Bush’s personal aide.

The Pinay nurse said there is no need to worry about patient privacy because she was given permission by the Bush family to post the picture.

She also thanked those who messaged her that they are proud of her while apologizing to those who got angry about privacy issues.

She also said she still has her job.

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