Manila Mayor Isko Moreno shared with young artists today the two important lessons of life he learned from German “Kuya Germs” Moreno.
Isko was the mentor and father-in-law of the late TV host-talent manager when he ventured into showbiz – and he admitted that wherever he is now, he owes Kuya Germs.
According to the mayor, it is important for young artists today to learn professionalism at work and proper savings while there are many more projects.
“Kuya Germs taught me very well. Hindi baling ikaw ang naghihintay kaysa sa ikaw ang hinihintay. That’s the key. Sabi niya ‘yung professionalism,” the actor-politician said in the online show “We Rise Together” recently.
Mayor Isko continued his message, “Ang tendency kasi kung superstar naman hindi mo maiiwasan minsan masyado kang nawiwindang dala ng sigla, saya tagumpay but you have to focus. Showbiz is a career, treat it professionally. Sinasabi ‘yan ni Kuya Germs.”
He also stressed that everything in the world has a limit, “Katulad ng araw, sa pagsikat niya, may takdang paglubog, ‘yun tiyak din ‘yon.
“At the end of the day, may ipapanganak na guwapo, may ipapanganak na maganda, may ipapanganak na magaling kumanta, magaling umarte and so on and so forth. Be mindful of it.
“So, while on your career now, you have to save, Kuya Germs told me that. Kailangan mo mag-save. Don’t splurge ever. Buy things you appreciate,”said the mayor of Manila.
He further advised youngstars today,
“If a particular thing makes you happy, you deserve it. But don’t overdo it. You have to save for the rainy days.
“You have to save for your future, because your future is short-lived in showbiz industry. Remember this, short-lived.
“Not everybody will be Sharon Cuneta, not everybody will be Fernando Poe Jr.. Not everybody will stay there longer. Tandaan niyo ‘yan, hindi lahat,” he added.
In his last message, “Pagdating ng pagtiklop ng araw, which is hindi ka na hihiyawan ng tao, meron ka pa ring fans, no question; it’s just that they have new preference, then you can still live a longer life, you can sustain your economic life.
“The tendency the longer you stay in showbiz without planning, without a fallback, by the time that you realize that you need a fallback, it might be too late for you,”Yorme added.