- Actor John Regala, dubbed as a “bad boy” in the 90s, offered some advice to Baron Geisler
- Geisler has gained notoriety for being involved in a number of altercations in recent days
- Regala tells Geisler to move past vices and grab the chance to change
Actor John Regala, who was dubbed as one of the “bad boys” in the 1990s, offered some advice to fellow actor Baron Geisler, who has been involved in a number of altercations in recent days.
The 51-year-old Regala said that like Geisler, he also experienced getting into brawls during his youth but clarified that he only did so to fight back.
“Ako naman kasi noong araw, makakaaway mo lang ako kapag ikaw ang may kasalanan. Hindi ako naghahanap ng gulo pero tumatanggap ako ng basag-ulo. Hindi ako umuurong. [For me back in the day, you would only get into a fight with me if you were the one at fault. I didn’t look for trouble but I accept some head-smashing. I didn’t back down],” Regala told the Philippine Entertainment Portal.
However, the older actor admitted that he also fell to some vices of his own and so reminded Geisler, who has faced controversy for cases of harassment and violence when intoxicated, to move on from such vices.
Regala’s career went on a hiatus due to his heavy drug abuse. He has since gotten himself to rehab and is now sober.
“Napagdaanan din natin ang mga bisyong ganyan. Pero sabi ko nga, ang bisyo, pinagdadaanan lang ‘yan, hindi tinatambayan. Kumbaga, kung nakikita mo na nakakasama na sa ‘yo, nakakasama na sa pamilya mo, nakakasama na sa pagkatao mo, iwan mo na ‘yan bago mahuli ang lahat. [We also passed through those kinds of vices. But like I said, vices are just there to be passed by, and not to be stuck in. In other words, if you see that it is doing harm to you, your family, and your life, leave it before it would be too late],” he said.
Regala, however, is hopeful that all would turn out well for the younger actor.
“Bilang anak, Baron, huwag mong masamain ang aking payo, anak. Laging nasa sa ‘yo ang tsansa para magbago. Patunayan mo sa sarili mo na mali sila sa iniisip nila. Malayo pa ang mararating mo. [As my son, Baron, please don’t think wrongly about my advice, son. The chance to change is always with you. Prove to yourself that what others are thinking is wrong. You will go far],” he said.