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Julie Anne San Jose, Rayver Cruz arrive safe in PH after being caught in Israel lockdown

By Jassy Manuel Published Oct 09, 2023 8:56 pm

Kapuso couple Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz have landed in the Clark International Airport after they have been locked down in Israel following the militant Hamas forces attack on the country on Oct. 8. 

The tandem was also with GMA artist Boobay for their trio concert "Luv Trip Na, Laff Trip Pa" for Filipino fans who awaited the canceled show which was supposed to be held at the Smolarz Auditorium at the Tel Aviv University on Oct. 7.  

Sparkle GMA Artist Center, the management for the event, posted a snap of the three artists who arrived in Pampanga securely. 

“We extend our gratitude to all those who have sent their good wishes to the artists and the rest of the Sparkle team,” the caption read.  

Prior to their safe return, the talent agency also announced a special advisory on Oct. 8 that the GMA artists and the whole team were set to leave for Manila as scheduled and assured that they were all left unharmed by the war.  

“In view of the recent reports we are getting from Tel Aviv, the management of Sparkle would like to announce that Julie Anne San Jose, Rayver Cruz, Boobay and the Sparkle Team who are currently in Israel now for a concert are all safe,” the organization previously said in an advisory. “We thank everyone for their well wishes as we pray for their continued safety and protection.” 

The postponed show was caused by the gun and armed war in northern Israel which had killed hundreds of people, with the death toll still still rising. The Islamist group from Gaza launched an attack because of the conflict between Israel and Palestine which stems back to the late 19th and early 20th century over the sovereignty of their territories.