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Actress Ama Quiambao now in stable condition

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Ama Quiambao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.


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  • Guest

    Actor Quianbao or Actress Quiambao? Which is which. Does anybody proof read before posting it? Is it a he or a she? You people needs more training in journalism.

    • danyaleQuinto

      Actor or an Actress doesn’t matter….in theatre/film lingo it generally called them an Actor. Google it and your doubt will be benefited. cheers>>>

  • Melenggay Laranery

    Actor or Actress? Is it a He or a She? Does anyone proof read before posting. This is poor journalism..You should go back to school for more training.

    • danyaleQuinto

      Actor or an Actress doesn’t matter….in theatre/film lingo it generally called them an Actor. Google it and your doubt will be benefited. cheers>>>

      • Melenggay Laranery

        you can use it one of the other but not at same time.



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