The actress and writer Bela Padilla reached the quarantine curfew time of 8pm when she tried to enter Mandaluyong on Thursday, March 19.
The actress had been heading home from her distribution of packaged goods to street vendors and other workers affected by the Luzon-wide lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Padilla’s distributed goods had come from her successful online fundraiser, “Pagkain Para sa Pinoy,” which had raised over P3 million.
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As soon as she reached a checkpoint in Mandaluyong, shortly after the curfew time, she was met with an improvised barricade for the enhanced quarantine lockdown implementation.
Padilla then posted a picture of the temporary barricade on Twitter, writing, “Plot twist: inabutan ako ng curfew. Pano ko uuwi?”
Plot twist: inabutan ako ng curfew. Pano ko uuwi? Hahhaha pic.twitter.com/Shi8imPiTL
— Bela Padilla (@padillabela) March 19, 2020
I got home! Thank you for asking! I’m self isolating for a few days but so far, I feel great! ❤️ https://t.co/G7wi6zD906
— Bela Padilla (@padillabela) March 20, 2020
This tweet sparked concern from the fan and followers of the actress, but Padilla assuredly tweeted to them that she was able to arrive home safely that night.
(Photo source: Instagram – @bela)