- Iza Calzado was among the list of celebrities who joined the Leni-Kiko rally in Digos, Davao Del Sur
- On Instagram, the 39-year-old actress shared how inspiring it was to "feel the energy of the people"
- She also recalled how she was hugged by Vice President Leni Robredo and how it became her "personal highlight of the day"
- The actress also briefly mentioned how she turned emotional when VP Leni mentioned her late parents
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Iza Calzado, 39, recently took to her social media account to share her heartwarming experience after meeting Vice President Leni Robredo in person.
On her Instagram account, @missizacalzado, KAMI learned that the actress joined the Leni-Kiko rally in Digos, Davao Del Sur.
"To feel the energy of the people, some of them even travelled so far just to be part of the rally, was so inspiring and gave me so much hope," Iza began.
However, what caught the attention of netizens was Iza's story where she turned emotional after VP Leni mentioned her late parents—Mary Anne Ussher and Lito Calzado.
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In her viral online post, Iza shared that being hugged by VP Leni was her "personal highlight" for that day.
"The personal highlight about that day was this moment and several others backstage when I finally saw (Tita) Leni and give her a hug. She asked how I was doing and how @benmwintle is and she kept bringing up my parents. Sabi niya “Si Lito at si Mary Ann” and I could not help but get emotional. She always remembers them and how she met me when I was younger. Sabi niya pa “Sobrang proud kami nung naging artista ka.” Ikaw ang tumatakbo bilang presidente pero sa gitna ng nito ibinabalik mo pa sa akin ang spotlight. How incredibly kind and generous of you. Dios mabalos po."
Read her full post below and swipe left to see more photos:
Iza Calzado is a Kapamilya actress, endorser, television host, and dancer. She started her career in GMA-7, but in 2012, she signed a contract with ABS-CBN.
As previously reported by KAMI, Iza Calzado reiterated that she remains to be a Kapamilya during a virtual conference. The actress said that she is no longer looking for a change or for something to shake things up in her life. She said that sometimes, one just wants to be there for people especially when times are tough.
Meanwhile, Iza Calzado reflected on her experiences in 2020 and admitted she was humbled. It can be remembered that the actress was among the first celebrities who were infected by COVID-19 in the Philippines. The actress wrote that she realized that every breath is a blessing so she should love herself more.