- Marco Gumabao willingly spoke up again about his close friend Diego Loyzaga
- He addressed the depression issue that the actor is reportedly experiencing
- Marco also gave details about his reaction upon knowing the issue
Kapamilya actor Marco Gumabao once again expressed his side regarding his close friend Diego Loyzaga, who is reportedly experiencing depression.
KAMI learned through several reports that Diego is suffering from the said mental health problem which allegedly prompted him to commit suicide last year.
This was also the rumored reason why the young actor did not appear in scheduled tapings of “Los Bastardos,” which led to his character being removed from the series.
Because of this, Marco expressed that he is always ready to lend help to his co-actor should he decide to talk to him about the issue.
He also emphasized that he respects Diego’s family, particularly in their decision to allow the actor to take a break from showbiz.
“Now wala po (communication). Napag-usapan siya before sa taping but like I said before, wherever he is now or whatever is happening kay Diego, I just want him to know na nandito kami, yung mga kapatid niya sa Los Bastardos, na we’re here to support him and give him the love that he needs.
“If kailangan niya kami we’re just here, we’re just a text away. I’ve been friends with Diego for like the longest time. I know na he’s going through a tough time now.
“Wala eh. Hindi mo kasi mapapansin sa isang tao yun pag depressed siya. Ako wala, hindi ko napansin. We just want to respect yung wishes ng family nila, if they want na ilayo muna siya sa showbiz, okay lang.
“We can’t blame them kasi minsan kailangan mo rin ilayo yung sarili mo sa mga bagay na minsan hindi okay sayo. So if this I his way of coping or of healing himself, then so be it. I really hope na sana okay na talaga si Diego and sana makasama namin siya ulit soon,” the celebrity heartthrob quipped.
With regards to Diego’s exit from “Los Bastardos,” Marco revealed that they did not expect it to happen because they thought that the actor will just be absent in one taping day.
He also admitted that all of them panicked upon knowing Diego’s problem and the whole production team got really affected.
“Siyempre nagulat talaga kami. I didn’t expect it to happen. Knowing Diego, he has that strong character, yung hindi mo makikita sa kanyang na meron pala siyang bahid ng depression.
“So nung nalaman ko yun sobrang gulat na gulat ako. Nalaman ko yun 2 am and ako ang nagsabi kina Jake (Cuenca) at sa ibang mag kapatid namin. So lahat sila gulat. Lahat kami nag-panic.
“We didn’t know what happened. Ang alam lang namin nung una, hindi lang siya mag-te-taping. Nagkagulo siyempre oo. When that happened, we were all in shock. Tapos sakto yung story it was centered on him. So it was our big blow, not only for us but for the whole production, the whole show,” Marco said.
In a previous article by KAMI, Teresa Loyzaga, the mother of Diego, also broke her silence about the recent issue involving her son.
Marco Gumabao is a young actor and model who rose to fame after starring in a television series entitled “Luv U.” He is the younger brother of Miss Globe Philippines 2018 Michele Gumabao.
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