Charee Pineda Says Former Co-Star JM De Guzman Is Getting BetterCharee Pineda had a chance to talk with the mother of JM de Guzman who was rumored to be suffering from substance abuse. She said that according to Mrs. de Guzman, JM is slowly recovering.
Pineda starred with de Guzman in ABS-CBN's "Angelito: Ang Batang Ama" and its sequel, "Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto."
The sequel was abruptly cut short following rumors that de Guzman failed to show up for tapings. He eventually moved to TV5, and was set to star in the film "Pedro Calungsod" until his father, Ronniel, withdrew his participation from the movie.
Mr. de Guzman said his son is attending to some health reasons although some said he has been admitted to a rehabilitation center in Tagaytay City.
He also denied rumors saying the actor is walking the streets as a beggar and asking for money from the public.
Pineda said she is sure de Guzman will go back up to his feet again because he is a good actor and the experiences he is going through right now will help him more in his craft.
Currently, Pineda is with GMA-7 and will star in "Ako Pa Rin" with Lovi Poe, Rocco Nacino and Cesar Montano. She will play a contrabida role in the said teleserye. This is the first time Pineda won't be playing a goody two-shoes character.
She politely told her bosses in ABS-CBN about her decision to transfer to GMA. Pineda said she doesn't want to burn any bridges in showbiz. When she came back to GMA-7, Pineda said she didn't need to adjust that much since she already knew most of the people there.
Pineda won recently as councilor in Valenzuela City. The actress said the role is very challenging, and that it is fulfilling to see when a project has been implemented.
She was the former Sangguniang Kabataan chairman in their area.