Gazini Ganados couldn’t help but feel saddened over the state of the Israel-Gaza conflict, having a father who is currently living in Gaza.
As reported on Manila Bulletin, the former Miss Universe-PH recently shared a series of Instagram Stories in which her father showed her what it looked like living in Gaza at this moment.
“Look at him smiling at the view amidst all the chaos,” Gazini wrote. “I can only imagine the trauma my brothers and sisters are going through and hope for them to still remain kind and hopeful in this cruel situation. Praying for everyone’s safety.”
In another story, Ganados reminded everybody to show their loved ones how much they truly care before it’s too late.
“He also taught me how to say I love you in Arabic, which is a big leap because I rarely show affection. Ana Uhibboka Pa,” she added.
Ganados, who is half-Palestinian, had only reunited with her Palestinian father last year, after revealing that the reason she joined the Binibining Pilipinas national beauty pageant was so that she could find him.
In a previous interview, Ganados stated that her father did not know she even existed.
“When he left, he asked my mum to go with him. But my mum said she has to take care of my grandparents. They were together for four years and were trying to have a baby together, but it didn’t happen. It was not until they parted ways that my mum learned that she was pregnant,” she said. “He said he is sorry and that he didn’t know anything, that he loves me and he’s so proud of me. I’m so happy.”