Diego Loyzaga triumphs over life's challenges
In spite of the recent challenges, actor Diego Loyzaga has said he never thought of giving up as he embraces the moral support of his family and friends.
"Hindi pwede," said Loyzaga when asked if he ever thought of giving up, during an interview on "Tonight With Boy Abunda" on ABS CBN.
Loyzaga said that his mother Teresa and friend Sofia Andres have always been there for him during difficult moments in life.
"There were times last year na grabe na. The struggle was very intense. It was almost unbearable," said Loyzaga.
"Maliban po sa moral support, na pinapayuhan ako lagi ng nanay ko. Umuwi po rito ng matagal yung ermat ko, nag-stay s'ya muna sa 'Pinas. Sinamahan n'ya ako," he said.
"During Christmas time po talaga s'ya lumala. 'Yun po yung panahaon na namatay yung lolo namin. So talagang it's a depressing time for me," Loyzaga added.
"Hindi ako masaya nung Christmas at New Year. Si Sofia kasama n'ya ang pamilya n'ya, may iba rin naman s'yang ginagawa. She was there. Andun naman s'ya pero ayoko naman sabihin kailangan nandito ka. Selfish ko naman kung ganun," he said.
"So umuwi si mom at si Tita Bing (Loyzaga). We stayed with them during Christmas and made sure that ipaalala sa akin na may pamilya ako dito," Loyzaga said.
Loyzaga, 21, is romantically linked to Andres.
Asked what he likes about Andres, Loyzaga said: "Personality and malambing."
Loyzaga is the son of Teresa Loyzaga and actor Cesar Montano. He appeared on the late-night show to promote his first lead role in the newest afternoon teleserye "Pusong Ligaw" on the Kapamilya network.
The model and video jockey said that he plays the role of Potpot in the new TV series. It also stars Bianca King and Beauty Gonzalez.
"Si Potpot ay isang magsasaka na nakatira s'yempre sa bukid. Isang very down to earth na tao. Mapagmahal sa pamilya at hindi sya makasarili. Lagi n'yang uunahin ang gusto ng family n'ya bago n'ya iisipin kung ano ang gusto n'ya, kung ano ang kelangan nya," Loyzaga said.
In February, Diego became controversial when posted rants against Montano who accused him of being drug addict. The young actor called his father liar and hypocrite.
Diego was raised by his mother in Australia. In 2011, he returned to the country and works as an actor and model. - ROBERT REQUINTINA