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Breadwinner Loisa Andalio experienced depression amid the pandemic, ABS-CBN shutdown

“Umabot sa point na nangayat ako before, sobrang payat ko. Lately ko lang na-realize na depression pala iyon kaya ako pumayat ng ganoon,” she revealed.

Breadwinner Loisa Andalio on Friday, May 20, admitted that it was a challenge for her to continue providing for her family because of the pandemic along with ABS-CBN’s shutdown.

“Kasi pandemic, nagsara ang ABS, wala kaming makuhaan ng source of income para sa family mo, financially, may pinag-aaral ako ng college, mga high school, ganiyan,” admitted the actress during the press conference for her upcoming series Love in 40 Days.



The Kapamilya Network’s shutdown in 2020 during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic caused 11,000 Filipinos to be jobless.

Andalio, 23, stated that she does not want her family to see her as “hopeless.” The only option for her is to continue moving forward.

“Hindi ko kayang ipakita sa kanila na wala ng work. So talagang para ako yung tatay at nanay ng pamilya na hindi ko kailangang ipakita na nahihirapan na ako, na parang wala na. Sila din ang nagbigay sa akin ng lakas ng loob na kaya ako nandito, para sa kanila.

“Kasi kung iisipin ko na nandito ako para sa sarili ko, na nag-artista ako para sa sarili ko, walang mangyayari. Pero eto ginagawa ko para sa family ko, sa fans na naniniwala din talaga sa akin.”

Another challenge for the actress was that her business, LoiSalon, closed down due to the pandemic. This resulted in Andalio experiencing depression.

“Wala na yung LoiSalon. Isa pa yun. Kaya sobrang stressed kasi mga business talaga nag-close. Kaya mahirap. Challenging ang pandemic para sa akin.

“Umabot sa point na nangayat ako before, sobrang payat ko. Lately ko lang na-realize na depression pala iyon kaya ako pumayat ng ganoon,” she revealed.

Luckily, her boyfriend and co-star in the series, Ronnie Alonte, stood by her side.

“Magkasama kami. Actually same situation kami. As in mahirap, mahirap po talaga. Pero swerte ako, swerte si Ronnie kasi andito kami para sa isa’t-isa, mag-guide, magpalakas ng loob. Kasi sabi ko kung wala si Ronnie, baka hindi ko kayanin.”



Love in 40 Days is directed by Manny Palo and Jojo Saguin. It will premiere on May 30 on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, and TV5, with two-day advanced episodes on iWantTFC.

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