Vice Mayor Isko Moreno of Manila is mourning the death of German “Kuya Germs” Moreno, who he considers a father figure in his career.
“Isang malaking kawalan hindi lamang sa industriya ngunit para sa buhay ko [It’s such a big loss is not only in the showbiz industry but also in my life],” the actor turned public servant said.
He added, “He opened the doors for me and to be honest, wala ho sigurong Isko Moreno ngayon kung walang Kuya Germs [there would be no Isko Moreno today if not for Kuya Germs].”
It can be recalled that when talent manager Daddy Wowie Roxas discovered Moreno at a wake, he was told to audition for That’s Entertainment. And although he admitted he had no talent then, Kuya Germs still “took the risk” and took him in.
“. . . At yun ang naging susi ko upang maiahon ko ang sarili at pamilya ko sa kahirapan [And that became the means for my family and I out of poverty],” he added.
Moreno also shared that even if he had left showbiz for a long time already, Kuya Germs always watched over him and guided him. And often, the Master Showman would call him whenever he made headlines.
“He is a huge loss especially to all the many artists that he helped in the showbiz industry at one point or another,” the vice mayor ended.