Nadia Montenegro shares latest update on ailing actor John Regala.
When news broke out that former action star and FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano guest actor John Regala was seen asking help from strangers in Pasay city, his friends from the industry rallied together to help raise funds for his medical condition which he revealed to be liver cirrhosis.
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Last week, Film Development Council of the Philippines head Liza Diño-Seguerra shared an update on the actor’s condition after he was brought to the hospital. John later made a statement that he refused to be admitted for fear that he contract the COVID-19 virus while getting treatment in the hospital.
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Last August 5, Nadia Montenegro, one of John’s friends and biggest supporters, shared the most recent update on the actor who had to be brought back to the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) for confinement and emergency care.
“SA LAHAT PO NG HUMIHINGE NG UPDATE. ETO PO!
UPDATE #4 ON JOHN REGALA'S CURRENT CONDITION (as of August 4, 2020)
This afternoon at around 5 pm, John was brought to the National Kidney and Transplant Institute by Navy Ambulance. He will undergo a series of necessary tests and treatments which are urgently needed. John is currently confined there and receiving utmost care.
John is still suffering from a lot of pain due to his complications. Medication cannot be administered freely because of the severe deterioration of his liver and kidneys. We need to wait until all his test results have come out before doctors can determine their next steps.
We would like to extend our utmost gratitude to the following people who helped look after John and facilitated his transfer to NKTI:
Sir Peter Negrido - Commander of Navy
Analiza Panganiban Nurse, EMT (Team Leader)
Alfredo Acosta, EMT
Meralyn Joy Versoza, EMT
Carl Hedrick Panganiban, EMT (Transport Officer)
Dra. Melissa S.
Another update will be released soon.
We continue to ask for your much needed prayers and help for John's recovery.
Maraming salamat po.”
The actress also shared the link for those who want to extend support for John’s medical care in her post.
“We have opened up a crowdfunding page to cover John's badly needed medical support and proper healthcare. If you would like to donate and assist in his financial burden, any donation through this crowdfunding campaign would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
You may donate here: https://bit.ly/helpjohnregala
You may also donate through the following bank account which we opened just now for John's expenses:
BDO (Joint Account)
Account name: NADINE MARIE INEZ M. PLA / ASTERIA A. AMOYO
Account No: 002030228830
(If you donate through BDO, please send a copy of your deposit slip to me or Nadia Montenegro Pla via PM so that we can do a proper accounting of your donation. Salamat po.)”