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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Angel Locsin released from hospital

Actress Angel Locsin has been discharged from a hospital in Quezon City after she was confined there last week due to dengue, her rumored boyfriend, Luis Manzano, announced Tuesday.

In a press conference for his upcoming television series “Komiks Presents: Flash Bomba,” Manzano said Locsin left the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

"Nakauwi na po siya. She's on her way to recovery. Siguro mga one week pa po bago siya maka-fully recover. Very, very good news," Manzano said.

On Thursday evening Locsin was brought to St. Luke’s Medical Center where she was diagnosed with dengue infection.

“As of 5 a.m. (Sunday), her platelet count has gone up to 58,000. Her doctor is optimistic that she’s on her way to recovery. Angel would like to thank you all for your prayers,” the actress’ manager, Becky Aguila, told show business talk show “The Buzz” on Sunday in a text message.

Prior to her hospitalization, Locsin was supposed to do guestings on “Entertainment Live” and “The Buzz” last week but these were all cancelled because she was not feeling well.

Manzano recounted that Locsin had a high fever and started vomiting.

In Tuesday’s press conference, the “Flash Bomba” lead star divulged that he even had to force Locsin to go to the hospital.

"Ako lang talaga ang nag-ayos ng lahat na ma-confine siya because I knew she was not feeling well. At may pagkamatigas ang ulo noon at hindi ko siya binigyan ng choice. Sinabi ko talaga na kailangan niyang ma-confine," he said.

After visiting his mother, Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos, who was on a photo shoot then, Manzano said he went straight to St. Luke’s to make all the necessary arrangements.

"Sabi ko, ‘didiretso na ako sa St. Luke’s, aayusin ko na ito, ‘yong room mo lahat-lahat. Ang kailangan mo lang gawin ay pumunta dito, kailangan mong ma-confine.’ Yes, siya ang pumunta sa St. Luke’s kasi inaayos ko ang room, ako ang nauna doon," he said.

Manzano said Locsin’s doctor was then considering two possible infections -- typhoid or dengue.

"So, I think hinintay ‘yong blood culture at binantayan ‘yong platelets kung ano ang nangyayari talaga. Noong constantly bumaba that's when they believed and confirmed na it was dengue," Manzano said.

The actress also acquired the same infection in 2005.

He said he would go straight to the hospital from work to visit Locsin. He also shared that his mother would send food for Locsin when the latter was still recuperating at the hospital.

The actor-host said he is happy that Locsin is now feeling better. He was also thankful that Locsin did not have to undergo a blood transfusion.

'No engagement'

After their reported rift and eventual reconciliation, Manzano, meanwhile, denied that he already proposed to Locsin.

His clarification stemmed from reports saying that Locsin was seen wearing an engagement ring.

"Kung anuman ‘yong singsing na suot niya, I believe na pinaghirapan niya 'yon sa mga pagpupuyat niya. Wala po akong ike-credit sa kahit ano sa mga jewelry niya," Manzano said.

He added that it is not yet time for the two of them to settle down.

"I have so many things to do. Kung feeling ko marami pa akong dapat gawin, triple 'yon para kay Angel. Mas marami pa siyang kailangang gawin," he said.



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