Ogie Diaz gave a piece of advice to talent managers like him amid the issue he was facing after Liza Soberano’s revelation against him.
In his Facebook post, Ogie said that managers should evaluate the mental health of their new recruits to ensure that they’re fit to work.
“Isa-suggest ko sa mga talent managers ito: bago tumanggap o tanggapin ang napupusuang talent, dapat, ipa-undergo sa psychiatric evaluation ang bata,” Ogie said.
“Kasi nga, ang mga teenagers ngayon, as in bata pa lang, meron nang mga mental health issues. Para din alam ng talent manager kung paano ia-address properly at iha-handle ang behaviour or attitude problem ng talent,” he added.
He also suggested that managers should prepare a contract to ensure that the talent was really willing to work in a project.
“Tapos, isama na sa kontrata yung kada project na gagawin, kailangan, papirmahin ang bata at magulang (kung minor pa ang kanilang anak) na tinanggap nila nang buong puso at excited silang gawin ito. Na alam nilang makakatulong ang project na yon sa ikauunlad ng kanyang career na hindi nila alam kung paano patakbuhin, kaya kinuha ang expertise mo bilang manager,” he said.
“Tapos, ilagay na din sa kontrata na “in the absence of the manager, the road manager will be there for the talent. And if the talent doesn’t want the presence of his road manager, his own personal assistant shall be present from start to finish for the scheduled work or commitment.
“Para kang nag-iri ng sanggol, hanggang paglaki niyan, sa ‘yo yan aasa. Ikaw ang takbuhan niyan pag me problema silang personal kahit di na sakop ng trabaho mo yon bilang manager,”
It can be recalled that Ogie received criticisms on social media after Liza revealed that she only received around 30% of her talent fee because of the commissions from her managers.