- The actor said that he worries that people might expect to receive food all the time as celebrities and private sectors keep on providing them something to eat.
- Netizens applauded John Lloyd because of his insights and at the same time, were happy to see an iconic love team interact again.
During an Instagram live with former on-screen love team partner Bea Alonzo, Kapamilya actor John Lloyd Cruz commended celebrities that offered a helping hand to ease the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.
But he added that the government should be the one at the forefront when it comes to helping Filipinos coping with the pandemic.
Bea’s livestream was initially aimed to teach her followers to cook bagoong rice which she also gave to frontliners of the National Institute of Health at the University of the Philippines Manila. But John Lloyd shared that he worries about people who might have false ideas that people will cook for them every day.
“Please don’t get me wrong. ‘Yung ginagawa ‘nyo, ‘yung selflessness ‘nyo, ‘yung appreciation ko diyan is beyond words. Hindi lang mawala sa isip ko ‘yung posibleng false hopes… kasi ‘di naman siya sustainable. Maiiwan ‘yung tao na umaasa na bukas may magluluto, magpa-pack, magbibigay, magpapakain,” he said.
“Ano yun? Ako na tumutulong ako pa masama?” Bea replied.
John Lloyd clarified that the help that they’re giving should only be added to the needs that even more powerful people can give.
“Ang sinasabi ko lang, dapat tulong lang siya. Dagdag. Kasi dapat may ibang bahala diyan, ‘di ba? Hindi naman pupuwedeng aasa na lang lagi sa kabutihan ng kapwa. Dapat may nanggagaling sa taas, sa kinauukulan. Ilang linggo na kasi eh, parang sobrang tagal na nilang naghihintay.”
Bea agreed with the actor but said that they only gave one meal and it matters because they have appeased the hunger of people even by just a day.
John Lloyd then said that people also have needs other than food and they may turn sad, angry, and afraid that will result in psychological issues. It is a matter that the government should address.
“Yun lang ang nakakalungkot… ‘Yung gutom kasi, Bey, kayang mapunan eh… Kaya lang papaano pagka, paano ‘pag hindi na lang gutom? Papaano ‘pag takot na? Papaano ‘pag malungkot na? Papaano ‘pag galit na? ‘Yung mga ‘yan, ‘di kayang tanggalin ng pagkain, ng tubig, ng relief ops. Paano ‘pag ‘yung loob na ‘yung nagugutom? Papaano kung kaluluwa na ‘yung walang wala na? ‘Yun ang nakakatakot, gutom na nga ang tiyan, gutom na pati kaluluwa?”
Some netizens commended the actor about his insight regarding the current situation of the country.
Perhaps having a child gives John Lloyd a wider perspective on how government should protect its citizens at all costs, with of course respect to human life and dignity. Malalim si Popoy kagabi. So, celebrity analyst na ba ako nito?
— Marshal Murillo (@MarshalMurillo) April 28, 2020
On the live chat, John Lloyd was trying to tell Bea (us and the government) that donations are inadequate as temporary solution to sustain the needs of the people since everyone is affected by this pandemic.
— Sannovah Viche (@JanLalisan) April 27, 2020
While others were just “kilig” that their favorite on-screen couple was seen interacting with each other.
this part tho. i'm still teary-eyed while rewatching this sequence of john lloyd cruz and bea alonzo during their insta live convo. my laber's heaaaart!!! ♥ pic.twitter.com/JnmqPijV55
— P σ ρ σ ყ (@popoy__gonzales) April 27, 2020
john lloyd had to say goodbye because he needs to put his son to bed. bea was left on the frame, smiling 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/UUtIptrNhk
— Pam (@pamcanedox) April 27, 2020
This frame of Bea right after John Lloyd had to disconnect from their IG Live because he had to put his son to sleep is a cinematic masterpiece. pic.twitter.com/Faio8vNHrV
— aidz (@aidzgo) April 27, 2020
I've come to terms with the idea that John Lloyd and Bea will always remain a loveteam and nothing more than that– it's quite liberating not to cage yourself inside your "what ifs" — I enjoy their little interactions and kilig.
& if ever the tides turn, let's cheers to that.👌 pic.twitter.com/fc4ccDeAm8
— D (@dniiiicole) April 27, 2020