Marlo Mortel confessed that it has been a difficult journey as his mother battles cancer. Despite the challenges, the actor has remained strong and optimistic.
“Well mahirap talaga, sobrang hirap kasi ang daming nangyari sa kanya, hindi lang Stage 4 (cancer), nagka-open heart surgery, nakailang operations so hirap emotionally, and well ang nafe-feel ko lang ngayon is malungkot pero kailangang lumaban. Kailangan maging positive at maka-survive,” he stated in an interview with PUSH.
He added that his mom is his inspiration and he is working hard for her treatment. “‘Yung mommy ko din, siya rin ‘yung inspiration ko kasi ako lang ang nagtratrabaho sa amin so ako lang ang nagco-cover ng lahat ng gastos ngayon,” he relayed.
Marlo is currently working as a host of Umagang Kay Ganda. Besides his hosting stint, Marlo has been working on new songs for the repackaging of the album of the Harana band. “Meron kaming solo songs din and meron kaming brand new songs,” he stated.
He also attended the recently-concluded MOR Pinoy Music Awards 2017. “Dahil passion ko talaga ang music and to be given the chance na kumanta dito is very precious to me lalo na pag kasama ko ‘yung mga kabanda ko na Harana,” he said during the event.
The actor also shared that he is planning to work on his solo album soon. “Sa ngayon lang nagpla-plan na ako gumawa ng album soon of course with Star Music,” he stated.