Television host Ruby Rodriguez shared online a photo of herself with sister Dr. Sally Gatchalian, who passed away after succumbing to coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The photo was taken just last Christmas. Dr. Gatchalian was former President of the Philippine Pediatric Society, Inc. and Assistant Director at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).
“We will only remember you with Happy memories, laughing and sleeping, your johnson outfits and all, how u love bling bling, your Kuaff hair everday, your Kdrama addiction (u got me hooked up too),” she wrote as caption. “I will make u kwento what I have seen last, our Sunday lunches, our ‘bonding trips’ that you and I only do (other siblings kasi nasa US) lots of happy and fond memories!”
Ruby expressed how much she loves her big sister.
“Smile. Say hi to Mom Dad and manong robert. Be at peace do not worry about us anymore. Have fun in heaven! Love you so much!!!” her post read.
The doctor is the ninth Filipino medical practitioner who died due to the COVID-19. The others were Dr. Israel Bactol, cardiologist at the Philippine Heart Center; Dr. Rose Pulido, oncologist at San Juan de Dios Hospital; Dr. Greg Macasaet III, anesthesiologist at the Manila Doctors Hospital; Dr. Raul Jara, cardiologist at the Philippine Heart Center; Dr. Henry Fernandez of Pangasinan Medical Society; Dr. Marcelo Jaochico of Pampanga Provincial Health Center; Dr. Raquel Seva, OB-Gyne in Laguna; and Dr. Hector Alvarez of Novaliches District Hospital.