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John Lloyd Cruz shares his insights regarding celebrities’ relief initiatives for COVID-19

John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo held a surprise Instagram Live to share their insights about the ongoing pandemic.

  • 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.

While others were just “kilig” that their favorite on-screen couple was seen interacting with each other.

Written by J M




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