- PETA founder Cecile Guidote-Alvarez was able to recover from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
- According to her doctors, she was a “miraculous” survivor given her preexisting medical conditions
- The wife of the late former Senator Sonny Alvarez was a cancer survivor, and she also has pneumonia, hypertension, and diabetes
- However, Senator Alvarez succumbed to COVID-19 even if he was asymptomatic at first and underwent plasma therapy
Founder of the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) and wife of the late former Senator Heherson “Sonny” Alvarez, Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, was able to recover from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
KAMI learned that 76-year-old Cecile was able to survive from COVID-19 after she recovered from cancer and despite having diabetes and hypertension. However, his husband Sonny succumbed to the disease.
In an interview on DZMM Teleradyo, their son, Hexilon Alvarez, shared that the theater actress was a “miraculous COVID-19 survivor.
“Si mommy po eh isang miraculous COVID-19 survivor, sabi nga ng kanyang mga doktor,” Hexilon said.
“In spite of her age and her existing, underlying medical conditions eh natalo niya ang COVID-19. Hindi nga makapaniwala ang kanyang mga doktor,” he added.
Hexilon also mentioned that his mother Cecile was a cancer survivor; and has diabetes and hypertension.
“She has already existing pneumonia, bukod pa don eh alam naman natin na cancer survivor si mommy tapos mayroon din siyang diabetes, mayroon din po siyang high blood pressure, kaya takot na takot kami noon,” he said.
However, it was the former senator who passed away due to COVID-19 even if he was asymptomatic at first.
As previously reported by KAMI, Hexilon shared that the hospital bills of his father reached more than P8 million disease. The late senator also underwent the experimental plasma therapy.
Cecile Guidote-Alvarez is a known dramatist. She is the youngest Filipina to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Outstanding Asian Award for Public Service in 1972.
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