Coco Martin dedicated his best actor award from the PMPC Star Awards for TV to the survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan), which battered the Visayas last November 8.
Martin won the award for his performance in the Filipino superhero series “Juan dela Cruz,” in a tie with Richard Yap of “Be Careful With My Heart.”
In an interview with ABS-CBN News right after accepting his latest recognition, Martin said his award symbolizes the hero in every Filipino in times of calamity.
“Sobrang sarap. Nakaka-inspire lalo na napakaespesyal ng proyektong ito. Sabi ko nga, lahat ng tao ngayon para sa akin is a hero. ‘Yung mga Pilipino, lahat ng tao na tumulong sa sakuna na nangyari sa ating bansa. Inaalay ko ito para sa kanila,” he said.
Sharing his inspirational message to the typhoon survivors, Martin said: “Mga kababayan ko, huwag na huwag po tayo susuko at bibitiw dahil lagi po tayong may pag-asa. Nandiyan po ang Panginoon.”
Meanwhile, Martin announced that he won’t be doing any television projects anytime soon.
“Baka next year na. Medyo matagal ako nawala sa pelikula. Gusto ko bumalik doon para kahit paano fulfilled naman. Mabalik ko naman ang mga proyektong gusto kong gawin,” he said.
Without disclosing details about the movies which he will be working on, Martin said: “Marami [akong gagawin] pero ngayon nandoon pa lang sa meeting lahat.”
As of the moment, Martin said he spends his time with his family and doing relief operations for “Yolanda” victims.
“Nasa bahay lang po ako lagi, nanonood ng news. Kapag may mga activities na kailangan tumulong, kung ano man ang magagawa sa bansa, iyon muna ang pinagkakaabalahan ko,” he said.
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