After the brawl between Jason Francisco and John Prats last March, the latter admitted that it didn’t cross his mind if he was going to mend his friendship with Jason or not. “I don’t’ know, I’m not sure, hindi ko naman siya naiisip, kumbaga I only have few friends, I have lots of friends, but I have only few true friends and kumbaga I’ll stick to those friends,” John said.
John stressed that he already moved on from what happened. “Ako naman kasi iniwanan ko na sa past ‘yun, kumbaga sa akin it was forgiven,” he said. Yet he’s quick to add that what occurred is still something that lingers at the back of his mind. “But the fact na nangyari, it was never forgotten, so sa akin pinagsa-Diyos ko na lang, and ganon na lang siguro, wala namang hang-ups ngayon, okay naman, masaya naman ulit, so ganon na lang.”
The Banana Split actor said he wishes Jason all the best and hopes that the latter would get his act together. “Sana maayos na kung ano ‘yung mga pinagdadaanan niya. Hindi ko rin naman siya nakakausap eh. I never asked about him at ‘yung lang sana maging okay na siya para sa sarili niya at sana mahanap na niya ‘yung sarili niya,” John remarked.
Would they ever welcome Jason back on Banana Split? “Well, sa amin naman, kung sino naman ang umalis ay tinatanggap naman, kumbaga hindi naman siya naging issue sa amin. Depende naman ‘yan sa godfather namin si direk Bobot, siya naman ang tatay namin, so wala naman kaming karapatan na magsabi ng hindi at oo. Basta kami naman masaya na kami,” he commented.
John is very happy right now especially that Banana Split is going strong. When asked what he thinks is the reason behind the show’s staying power, he relayed, “Siguro it’s the chemistry, ‘yung sa amin, ‘yung family na meron kami, kung sino ‘yung bagong pumasok, kung sino ‘yung matagal na don, lahat pantay-pantay. Siguro dahil ini-enjoy namin ‘yung ginagawa namin.”