Lani Mercado apologizes, says 'sorry' for COVID-14 gaffe in viral video

Lani Mercado apologizes, says 'sorry' for COVID-14 gaffe in viral video

- Lani Mercado celebrated her 52nd birthday on April 13 and her husband, Sen. Bong Revilla took the time to prepare something nice for her

- He got some flowers and surprised Lani who was working at a table in their home

- She was elated and apologized for calling the pandemic "COVID-14"

- Lani asked "sorry" from those who got angry because of her statement

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Lani Mercado went viral recently when she called the pandemic as "COVID-14" instead of "COVID-19."

On her birthday, when Sen. Bong Revilla recorded a video on FB to document the surprise that he had for her amid quarantine, the Bacoor Mayor grabbed the chance to apologize.

She said "sorry" for saying COVID-14. She apologized to those who got angry at her.

The mayor was doing this while holding the bouquet of sunflowers close to her heart.

After Lani was able to express her thoughts, Sen. Revilla went on taking a video of himself, talking to Filipinos, while walking around their home.

He said that sometimes he doesn't know what to do anymore for his countrymen.

"Pero ang importante ay gawin mo kung ano ang dapat para sa kanila," said the Senator.

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In a previous report by KAMI, the Bacoor Mayor called the pandemic as "COVID-14." Because of this, her video went viral, garnering a lot of views and reactions.

The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.

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