I am writing this blog so that we can all pray together for the speedy recovery of veteran actress and my fellow cast member Pilar Pilapil, who is currently fighting for her dear life.
Yesterday, April 14, Pilar was blooming and beautiful when she attended our press conference for the Vagina Monologues, which will be staged at the Teatrino in Greenhills, San Juan. She had a very powerful aura that filled the place, and the press people were ultimately drawn to her asking her more questions.
The cast of Vaginal Monologues: (from left) Khalila Aguiluz, Giselle sanchez (Gspot), Ms Pilar Pilapil, Princess Manzon and Angelina
I did not know that she is already 60 years old. (Although she did appear as my mother in my life story shown in the Kapuso network’s Magpakailanman.) Her energy yesterday was that of a 25-year-old actress answering what the reporters were throwing at her.
She was the only one that answered Ricky Lo’s question, “So, will you invite PNoy to watch Vagina Monologues on April 29 and 30?”
“Yes, President Noynoy should learn more about the vaginas to be able to understand them more,” replied the 1967 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe. Only the brave can answer such a question.
And only the brave can survive such a mishap.
After our press conference, Tita Pilar went to Marikina Riverbanks with her friend Rosel Rosalem, and encountered two armed men who forcibly took them to Piedra Blanca Homes in Antipolo. They stabbed the former beauty queen several times and threw her in a blank lot in the subdivision to die.
The men probably thought that at Tita Pilar’s age, she wouldn’t survive. But they obviously underestimated the fighting power of Pilar Pilapil. Pilar is feisty and she will not rest until these men are caught and locked up in jail. In spite of her multiple stabbed wounds, the actress was able to get up and call for help from the residents of the village who rushed her to the hospital.
Just yesterday, Pilar told the press that she is enraged about men who do not respect the women and their vaginas. She also told the press that the reason she joined Vagina Monologues was to “educate everybody that a vagina should be respected and handled with care and love, after all we all came from a vagina,” said Tita Pilar without batting an eyelash.
Despite the fact that she’s a born again Christian, the respected actress joined the cast of the play because its proceeds will be donated to the abused women in Haiti and the Women’s Crisis Center here Metro Manila. Tita Pilar also has a foundation that helps battered and abused women, so this production is very much in line with her advocacy.
Because the men who did this to her are still at large, we cannot disclose what hospital she is in right now. My producer Mia D’Bayan, who is with her right now in the hospital, says, “Pilar Pilapil is stable but we are asking for your prayers for her speedy recovery.”
I am also asking if you can pray for Pilar’s friend Rosel Rosalem, whom the armed men took. Up to now, there has been no word or news about her.