Sad time for showbiz and new CPR guidelines video
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It’s been a sad couple of weeks for Philippine showbiz.
Director Wenn Deramas (whom I knew from Ai Ai delas Alas comedies) suddenly died of cardiac arrest on February 29, 2016. He was 49.

Wenn Deramas
Wenn Deramas wake held at ABS-CBN’s Dolphy Theater

Talent manager Cornelia Lee, whom we knew as comedian Angge during the ’70s, suffered a heart attack last March 5th.
She was dead on arrival Sunday morning at Cardinal Santos Medical Center, where doctors successfully revived her after 15 minutes. Friends are asking for prayers as she remains confined at the hospital.


On March 6th, Kris Aquino posted an Instagram video of herself working out after having an elevated blood pressure. Her caption is self-explanatory. (My two cents: she needs to work less)

Kris Aquino
Kris Aquino

Also on March 6th, award-winning director Francis Xavier Pasion, who recently completed work on the hit TV series, On The Wings of Love, was found dead by his parents at his Quezon City home. He was only 38.

Francis Xavier Pasion

Perhaps it is worth paying attention to what director Quark Henares’ wrote about the death of Francis Xavier Pasion:


I’m not in showbiz, but I can just imagine the long hours, the unhealthy food, the horrible conditions that people have to go through to complete a project—from the movie extras to the top directors.
CPR (cardio pulmonary resuscitation) also comes to mind, because it only takes a few minutes before the brain dies without blood and oxygen. For those who are like me, hesitant to do mouth to mouth resuscitation, this video is a great help. Please watch.

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