Liza Soberano’s former talent manager Ogie Diaz revealed that he helped the actress borrow an enormous amount from ABS-CBN to build her dream home for her family.
In his online show, Ogie revealed that he helped Liza to borrow 17.8-M pesos worth of advance payment to the network.
The talent manager bravely became the guarantor of the actress to borrow the said amount of money because he trusted Liza.
“Ako ang naglakas sa ABS-CBN na makapag-advance si Liza para mabayaran ‘yung bahay, ia-awas awas nalang sa talent fee niya.” Ogie said.
Fortunately, ABS-CBN didn’t impose interest on the money borrowed by Liza.
“Hindi kami tinubuan ng ABS-CBN, basta matapos lang namin mabayaran ‘yun, for how many years, walang interest,” he stated.
Ogie clarified that he was not reminding Liza about the debt of gratitude.
Meanwhile, former ABS-CBN broadcaster Jay Sonza took a swipe against the talent manager saying that Ogie also possibly took a percentage from the P17.8-M advance payment borrowed by Liza.
“30% of P17.8M is P5.34M. Tumulong kasi kumita ka rin. Hindi ka pauutanginm kung hindi ka pagkakakitaan ng producer. Ganyan ang kalakaran sa showbizPH. KANYA-KANYANG GAMITAN LANG!” Sonza said.
In another episode of his online show, Ogie admitted that under their contract, he would get a 30% commission from Liza. However, he claimed that he lowered it to 20% because he saw how hardworking the actress was.
“I was only getting 20%, at ‘yung sinasabi mo na 30 kapag ikaw ‘yung nag-aalaga, nagma-manage ka dapat kapag umpisa palang nung talent 30% na, why? Kasi gagastusan mo siya,” Ogie said.
“Totoo ‘yung kay Liza, 30 [percent] ‘yun, pero ako na lumabag sa sarili kong kontrata kasi makikita mo talaga ‘yung sipag bata, makikita mo talaga kay Liza na gusto niya talagang mag-excel, gusto niya talagang ma-achieve ‘yung goal niya bilang artista.
“HIndi ako naawa kundi sabi ko ‘Deserve ng bata ito 20 [percent] nalang’ kaya 20 [percent] at alam yan ni Daddy John [soberano].”