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Liza Diño gives an update on John Regala’s condition

Liza Diño gives an update on actor John Regala after she visited him to ‘check on his condition and extend our support.’

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07/31/2020 12:40 PM
Liza Diño gives an update on John Regala’s condition
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Liza Diño took to social media to give an update on actor John Regala after she visited him at his place along with other celebrities to “check on his condition and extend our support.” 

On Instagram on Thursday, July 30, the head of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) said she, together with actress Nadia Montenegro and celebrity journalist/talent manager Aster Amoyo, met with John after receiving a call from child star-turned-artist Reb Belleza,

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An afternoon well spent with Mr. John Regala. I got a call from kuya Reb Belleza to ask me to see Mr. John Regala so yesterday I visited him at his place to check on his condition and extend our support. Since 2015, he has been under the care of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) where he is a member and up to now, they have been looking after his well-being. I was met by his dear friends, actress Ate Nadia Montenegro Pla and Celebrity Journalist/ talent manager Aster A. Amoyo who were also there to reach out and provide him with the assistance that he might need. I was also told that Chuckie Dreyfus helped in gathering support for kuya John. It's so incredible to see industry people come together to help one another in times like these. Kahit may kanya-kanyang priorities, basta sa panahon ng krisis, nandyan tayo para sa isa't isa. I am happy to share that Kuya John is ok. He requires medical assistance, and Doc Poch, our ever-reliable doctor from Volunteer Corps PH was there to give him a check-up and assess his medical condition. Arrangements were made to address his immediate needs, which includes regular visits by the doctor to provide him with IV fluids to keep him hydrated and nourished since his liver problem makes him lose his appetite. There was an outpour of support coming from fellow actors in the industry to make sure he is well taken care of. Being a witness to all these, I can't help but say to myself, "there's hope." This experience has been truly humbling. I'm almost four years in as head of FDCP, and since day one, we never stopped working to serve the film industry and the country. But while the agency has done so much as it is, it's still not enough. Ang dami pa ring kailangang gawin at sistema na dapat iimplement para matulungan ang LAHAT ng sector at workers. Ang daming kailangan ayusin. Sanay pa rin ang lahat sa kanya-kanya at paghihilahan pababa. Despite the divisiveness, I hope we can find common ground so we can work together. The film industry is an ecosystem, and we need all the sectors working together to thrive. Sa lahat ng tumulong at patuloy na tumutulong kay Mr. John Regala, maraming salamat.

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According to Liza, John has been under the care of his church, Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC), since 2015.

“Up to now, they have been looking after his well-being,” she said. 

“I was met by his dear friends, actress Ate Nadia Montenegro Pla and Celebrity Journalist/ talent manager Aster A. Amoyo who were also there to reach out and provide him with the assistance that he might need. I was also told that Chuckie Dreyfus helped in gathering support for kuya John,” she went on.

“It's so incredible to see industry people come together to help one another in times like these. Kahit may kanya-kanyang priorities, basta sa panahon ng krisis, nandyan tayo para sa isa't isa.”

John, who is known for his kontrabida roles in movies and in television, recently hit the headlines after pleading for help from his colleagues in the showbiz industry as he battles liver cirrhosis, a condition in which the liver does not function properly due to long-term damage.

“I am happy to share that Kuya John is okay,” said Liza.

“He requires medical assistance, and Doc Poch, our ever-reliable doctor from Volunteer Corps PH was there to give him a check-up and assess his medical condition. Arrangements were made to address his immediate needs, which includes regular visits by the doctor to provide him with IV fluids to keep him hydrated and nourished since his liver problem makes him lose his appetite,” she added.

Liza said there was an outpour of support coming from fellow actors in the industry to make sure John is well taken care of. 

“Being a witness to all these, I can't help but say to myself, ‘there's hope,’” she said.

She then described the experience as “truly humbling.”

“I'm almost four years in as head of FDCP, and since day one, we never stopped working to serve the film industry and the country. But while the agency has done so much as it is, it's still not enough,” she continued. 

“Ang dami pa ring kailangang gawin at sistema na dapat iimplement para matulungan ang LAHAT ng sector at workers. Ang daming kailangan ayusin. Sanay pa rin ang lahat sa kanya-kanya at paghihilahan pababa,” she said.

Despite the divisiveness, Liza said she hopes that “we can find common ground so we can work together.” 

“The film industry is an ecosystem, and we need all the sectors working together to thrive,” she said.

She ended the post by expressing her appreciation to those who have extended help to John.

“Sa lahat ng tumulong at patuloy na tumutulong kay Mr. John Regala, maraming salamat,” she said.