MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Ogie Diaz on Monday reacted to Liza Soberano’s 14-minute YouTube video in his Showbiz Update vlog with Mama Loi, Ate Mrena, and Dyosa Pockoh.
“Simple lang po ang sasabihin ko hindi para iisa-isahin ang mga sagot ko para kay Liza Soberano sa kanyang ipinupunto kundi gusto ko na lang unawain ang kanyang kuwento at damdamin namin tungkol sa kanyang 13 years ng kanyang showbiz career,” Ogie began.
In her latest vlog, Liza mentioned that she has done six movies from 2013 up to 2019 and has done more than 500 episodes of romance-comedy and drama teleserye.
She also revealed that she only went around working with three directors and one leading man under ABS-CBN, and she was never asked for her input and ideas for the projects.
In response to this, Diaz expressed his gratitude to the actress for being obedient during her time with ABS-CBN’s Star Magic.
“Kung sinasabi ni Liza na parang kino-control siya ng mga taong nasa paligid niya kung ako man ‘yan at ang Star Magic gusto kong magpasalamat kay Liza kasi sinunod niya kami kaya siguro sumikat siya,” said the former manager of the actress.
“Imaginin ninyo kung walang nangyari sa career ni Liza noong hawak ko siya at ng Star Magic, malamang iba ang narating niya ngayon. At least okay na ‘yan kaysa namang nagra-rant na walang nangyaring maganda sa career,” he added.
He revealed that Liza reached fame not only because of him but also because of the support of Star Magic, ABS-CBN, production staff, and most importantly, her dedication to work.
“Lahat ng narating mo pinaghirapan mo ‘yan anak para mabigyan ng magandang buhay ang pamilya mo, sila ang inspirasyon mo kaya minahal mo rin ang career mo,” Diaz said.
Ogie also mentioned that he owes a lot to the actress because he has paid his earnings as a manager to the hospital bill of his daughter Meerahkel in 2017.
He wished Liza good luck as she started her new journey.
Watch the full vlog below:
Ogie Diaz’s statements on being a talent manager
On Monday, Ogie posted on his Facebook account about being a talent manager, pointing out the fallacy that the job was easy.
“Akala n’yo, madaling mag-manage ng talents? Ay, hindi po. Apakahirap. Para kang buntis. Binubuo mo pa lang sa iyong sinapupunan, iniisip mo na ang future niya,” he began.
“Hindi ka lang basta manager – nanay, tatay, kapatid, kaibigan ka din nila. Ibig sabihin, pati personal nilang buhay, kailangan mong gabayan – nang walang komisyon. Nang labas na sa trabaho mo bilang talent manager.”
Diaz also explained that when the talents get into trouble, he is there to accompany them. He added part of his job is to mitigate any issue.
He ends the post in a positive note, encouragin followers to have ‘gratitude and humility’ for continouos blessings.
“Gratitude and humility, dapat meron ang isang tao para tuloy-tuloy lang ang blessings.,” he wrote.
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