Kadenang Ginto star Francine Diaz shares that the Magandang Buhay host helped her family overcome some of their financial difficulties.
Kadenang Ginto star Francine Diaz shared that Melai Cantiveros once helped her family during a difficult time. In an interview on Magandang Buhay, she revealed that the comedienne provided the means for her family to pay their house rent before.
"Kasi po muntik na talaga kaming mapalays noon tapos wala kaming ilaw non talaga po, so nakaligpit na po gamit namin, nasa box na, nakaayos na. Tapos hindi po namin alam kung saan kami lilipat, tapos wala po kaming kuryente tapos pinaki-usapan po namin si ate Melai kung pwede manghiram ng ganito, ganyan, tapos sumagot po siya, so 'yun nakabayad kami ng renta namin, sa ilaw, kaya hindi po kami napalayas dahil kay ate Melai," she stated.
In response to the young star's revelation, the TV host said that she did that because Francine is close to her heart. The two worked together on the TV series We Will Survive in 2016.
"Kasi nga may pinagsamahan kami ni Francine. I love you so much Francie, kaya pag-ingatan niyo 'tong blessing na 'to," Melai said.
Francine also shared how her family's life has turned better because of show business.
"Malaki pong pinagbago kasi dati po may mga time talaga na isang beses lang kami kakain sa isang araw, hindi kami nakakapasok kasi walang baon, walang pera, walang mautangan, pero ngayon po kahit anong oras na gusto naming kumain, nakakakain na po kami, puno ref namin and then 'yun mga kapatid ko nakakapasok na kasi may baon na sila," the young actress said.