“James & Pat & Dave” female lead star, Loisa Andalio turns emotional as she speaks up about a controversy that she went through in 2019. The Kapamilya actress admits that it was one of the most difficult phases in her life but it was also the same battle that made her a lot stronger. It was tough but she managed to survive by holding on to the people who showed her support.
“Ngayon, masasabi ko na natuto ako. Bumabangon ako. Nakabangon ako. Dahil po iyon sa mga taong nagmamahal sa akin sa paligid ko. Hindi po ako perpektong tao. Nagkakamali din po ako. Ang mahalaga sa akin, natuto ako, bumangon ako, lumaban ako. Tuloy ang buhay,” says Loisa.
Loisa fails to hold back the tears when asked to look back and give a message to that version of herself. “Masasabi ko sa kaniya na proud ako sa kaniya dahil kinaya niya ‘yung sakit, kinaya niya ‘yung panghuhusga. Gusto kong sabihin na, ‘Proud ako, kasi hindi ka sumuko, kinaya mo,’” Loisa expresses.
Loisa adds that she found herself in the brink of giving up because of the hurtful strikes of foul comments and bashing. All the while going through the controversy, her love team partner and real-life boyfriend, Ronnie Alonte became one of her biggest sources of strength. “Isa siya sa dahilan kung bakit mas naging matapang akong lumaban. Sinabihan niya ako na ‘Ako’ng bahala sa’yo. Taas-noo tayong lalabas. Hindi kita pababayaan,’” Loisa shares.
She wishes to serve as inspiration to other people who are also going through the same kind of struggle. Loisa emphasizes the value of prayers and grasping the lessons to be learned when put to a test.