Richard Yap recounts ordeal with super typhoon while shooting Mano Po 7 in Taiwan

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Richard Yap recounts how the Mano Po 7 crew took refuge in a convenience store for more than five hours to escape the fury of a super typhoon while they were shooting in Taiwan: "I think number twelve na yung gale warning nila and number fourteen is the highest. So ganung ka-grabe yung ano... as in yung mga windows dun sa convenience store na ini-stay-an namin talagang gumagalaw na."


Nagkuwentoo si Richard Yap tungkol sa malakas na bagyong dinanas ni Richard sa Taiwan habang nagsu-shooting ng Mano Po 7: Chinoy.

Nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Richard sa presscon ng Mano Po 7: Chinoy nitong nakaraang Martes, November 22, sa 38 Valencia Events Place sa Quezon City.

Kuwento niya, “Nalaman na namin na there’s going to be a typhoon na parating sa Taiwan, but we were in another town.

"We had to go back to Taipei to shoot the other scenes.

“So we decided to do it the day after.

“Hindi namin alam, nung day na yun, very consistent pala yung ano nila, yung weather forecasting, when they say it’s a super-typhoon, talagang super-typhoon!

“I think number twelve na yung gale warning nila and number fourteen is the highest.

“So ganung ka-grabe yung ano... as in yung mga windows dun sa convenience store na ini-stay-an namin, talagang gumagalaw na.

“But safe naman kami, because we decided to stay there sa gasoline station na may convenience store.

“But we had to stay for about five hours before nag-let up nang konti yung ulan and hangin.”

Hindi ba nag-alala ang pamilya niya dito sa Pilipinas?

“Hindi naman.

“We didn’t actually tell them anymore. Safe naman kami so hindi na namin sila inabala,” rason niya.


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