Kapamilya Actor Jericho “Echo” Vibar Rosales is an entertainer from the Philippines. Primarily a film and television actor, he is known by his stage name “Echo” and his wife Kim Jones went out of their way to try to help residents inside their village who were trapped inside their homes as typhoon Ulysses battered Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon. Using their surfboards, Rosales said he and Jones decided to give a hand to the rescuers when they saw the flood situation early this morning.
“This morning paglabas namin, baha na. Usually kapag baha dito kasi, ganyan talaga. Laging ganyan ang problema. Sometimes walang boats or flotation devices so naglabas kami ni Kim ng surfboard,” (This morning when we went out, the area is already flooded. Usually if its already flooded in here, its always like this. Sometimes there’s no boats or floatation devices so K and I are using surfboards.)” he said.“Okay naman [‘yung mga napuntahan namin sa bahay], safe naman sila, thank God. May mga iba lang na hindi na mapuntahan nung rescue teams kasi malakas na ‘yung agos and wala pang boats,” he added.
Amid what’s happening, Rosales said it is still best to remain calm and just be better equipped for when something like this happens again in the future.“Stay calm and siguro it’s too late now to complain or anything so mas maganda, kung tayo mismo in the future we can prepare. It’s always preparation para sa akin. Preparation ng mga nasa bahay and ng mga rescuers. Of course, support the rescuers. I hope they get enough funds for rescue. We get better warnings sana for the people para hindi na mangyari,” he said.Despite the situation, Rosales is hoping everyone will stay strong and healthy. – via ABS-CBN