MANILA, Philippines—Veteran actress Ama Quiambao is now in a stable condition at the Emergency Room of San Juan de Dios Hospital, Pasay City, actor-director Tuxqs Rutaquio told the INQUIRER Friday night.
Quiambao fainted while in the middle of a performance at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Friday afternoon.
Rutaquio, who continues to monitor the situation, said Quiambao suffered a heart attack.
Chris Millado, a close friend of the actress, said Friday night Quiambao is still comatose and is aided by a respirator. Millado is vice president and artistic director of the CCP.
Millado added Quiambao’s family has plans of transferring “her to the Capitol Medical Center [in Quezon City] as soon as the doctor advises so.”
Quiambao is part of “Pamamanhikan,” a one-act-play in the ongoing Virgin Labfest 9 at the Experimental Theater in CCP. It had its initial run at 3 p.m. and was supposed to have a repeat at 8 p.m.
Last year, the 65-year-old Quiambao was awarded “Best Actress” in the New Breed Category in Cinemalaya Film Festival for Mes De Guzman’s “Diablo.”
“Let’s pray for the speedy recovery and good health of Miss Ama Quiambao,” Rutaquio said.