John Regala airs claim on donations raised by showbiz colleagues: ‘Wala akong nakuha ni-singko’

Published August 27, 2020, 3:38 PM

by Jojo Panaligan

John Regala goes on air with Raffy Tulfo (‘Wanted sa Radyo’/Screenshot)

John Regala claims he has not received anything from the cash donations raised for him by fellow celebrities Chuckie Dreyfus and Nadia Montenegro, as well as writer Aster Amoyo.

“Wala po akong nakuhang ni-singko po sa kanilang nakalap na donasyon,” Regala alleged on Radyo Singko 92.5 News FM’s “Wanted Sa Radyo” on Tuesday.

“Actually humihingi nga po ako sa kanila ngunit wala silang binibigay sa akin na anumang proof kung magkano ang binigay ng kapwa kong artista, yung mga netizens o yung mga kapwa kong tao.”

Regala, who is known for his kontrabida roles in the past,  made headlines anew recently when a food delivery driver helped him on the streets. The former actor has been suffering from liver cirrhosis and severe gout.

After which, Dreyfus, Montenegro and veteran entertainment writer Aster Amoyo set up a donation drive to help him. It didn’t last long, however, as the three decided to end their support for the actor, claiming they could not tolerate his “uncooperative” behavior.

Dreyfus was also present on the radio program and he disputed Regala’s charge.

He claimed they transferred P115,000 raised from the donations to Regala’s account.

“Meron po kaming proof of transfer galing sa banko mismo. May certificate po talaga kaming pinagawa sa bangko,” Dreyfus told the radio show’s host Raffy Tulfo. “Lahat po ng dumaan po sa amin na donations, tinanggap po namin ni Nadia at ni Nanay Aster,” Dreyfus explained. “Ngayon, yung mga tinanggap po namin, yun po ang ginamit namin sa ospital at sa pagpapaalaga po namin kay John.”

Dreyfus added they even gave a breakdown of the funds.

Regala insisted he hasn’t received the list.

Dreyfus then claimed he gave it to Regala’s assistant, who was not allowed to speak on the show by Tulfo until an investigation on him is done.