Julie Anne San Jose, Rayver Cruz hid in bomb shelter following Israel bombing

Kathleen A. Llemit - Philstar.com
Julie Anne San Jose, Rayver Cruz hid in bomb shelter following Israel bombing
Celebrity couple Rayver Cruz and Julie Anne San Jose in Dead Sea.
Julie Anne San Jose via Instagram

MANILA, Philippines — Singers Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz had to rush going into their AirBnB's bomb shelter while they were in conflict-stricken Israel last weekend. 

The pair was supposed to have a concert in Israel but on the day that they were supposed to hold it last Saturday, explosions were heard in Israel. 

Pilipino Star Ngayon columnist Gorgy Rula was able to talk to Julie Anne's manager, Daryl Zamora, after their group landed in the Philippines last Monday. 

According to Zamora, they woke up to explosions on the day of their concert "Luv Trip Na, Laff Trip Pa" with Boobay last Saturday. 

They rushed to their AirBnB's bomb shelter, which Rula was able to see through the pictures shown to him. It was a simple room with two single beds. Zamora said they were told that all establishments in Israel are required to have bomb shelters in case bombings or explosions occur. 

Israel and Palestine have always been in conflict for decades. Last Saturday was the recent incident after Hamas, the militant group that governs the Palestinian territories in Gaza strip, launched a campaign against Israel.

"Si Rayver naliligo, biglang sumabog. Takbo ulit kami. Si Rayver naka-cycling shorts pa nagtatakbo papasok du'n sa shelter. Hindi na kami lumabas kasi sunud-sunod na ‘yung bomba," recalled Zamora. 

Their group was unable to sleep throughout Saturday and Sunday due to the bombings. 

Rayver asked Daryl if he could buy them a rosary. Daryl went out after he had not heard bombings to buy it in the mall. 

“Si Rayver naglambing papabili raw ng rosary, saka si Julie. Ako naman, marami akong kaibigan du'n. Nagpasama ako. Nu'ng nasa labas naman ako, pagkatapos kong nabili ‘yung rosary, du'n naman nagbomba uli.

“Sa CR kami tumakbo. Kasi raw, sa mall, ang CR daw ang pinakamatibay na ano, na pundasyon ng building. Sa CR kami, mga Pilipino du'n, ibang lahi, du'n kami," said Zamora. 

After the bombings ended, he immediately hailed a taxi and went back to their AirBnB. Their group was not able to sleep again after hearing another round of explosions. 

“Hindi ka talaga makakatulog, kasi hindi mo talaga alam kung saan babagsak e. Kasi ‘pag nahimbing ka, paano kung nag-sirena? E ang sabi, one minute dapat nasa loob ka na ng shelter. Dahil 90 seconds, babagsak ‘yung bomba,” he said. 

They were able to fly back on their original flight back to Manila on Monday. 

“Sabi ko, talagang hindi pa panahon natin mamatay. Kasi lahat umayon sa amin ultimo ‘yung flight namin kinabukasan, hindi na-cancel,” he said. 

He also shared how Julie Anne felt regarding their traumatic experience in Israel. 

“Takot si Julie... na parang ang dami nilang realizations ni Rayver na parang ganu'n pala. Hindi ko alam kung... kaya talagang, enjoy your life to the fullest talaga. Kasi life is too short. Hindi mo alam e,” Zamora ended. 

RELATED: Julie Anne San Jose, Rayver Cruz enjoy Israel days before conflict

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