If there is one person Dominic Ochoa is extremely grateful for, it is his wife Denise Go-Ochoa who took care of their son Sandro while he was in a lock-in taping for the TV series “Huwag Kang Mangamba.”
“Siyempre, sa bagong sistema ng trabaho natin ngayon, 20-plus days ka or almost three weeks na wala sa bahay, ang tawag nga namin sa isa’t isa ay para kaming mga OFW, bumabalik kami after a month to our family,” Ochoa said during the Oct. 25 online press conference for the said show’s upcoming finale.
(Of course, in our new system of work now, you’re out of the house for 20-plus days or three weeks; we call each other OFWs, we return to our families after a month.)
Ochoa says it all depends on their health if they can immediately come back to their family.
“Depende ‘yon. Kung walang casualty, makakayakap ka agad pag-uwi mo. Pero kapag may casualty, eh, meron ka pang panahon para mag-isolate pa ng mga katorse araw so napakahirap,” he said.
(It depends. If there is no casualty, you can hug them immediately when you return home. But if there’s a casualty, you have time to isolate for fourteen days, so it’s hard.)
This is why Ochoa thanks his wife for taking care of their son while he’s out for work.
“Nagpapasalamat ako sa aking maybahay na nagtitiyaga sa aking mabait na anak,” he said. (I thank my wife who works hard on taking care of our child.)
More than being thankful to his wife, the actor is also grateful to his coworkers.
“Nagpapasalamat din ako actually sa aking mga coworkers, mga cast members… dahil meron din silang parte sa pagpapalaki ng anak ko. Napagsasabihan ko sila sa mga sitwasyon ko at naia-apply naming ‘yun while I am out of town or out of the house,” he said.
(I also actually thank my coworkers, fellow cast members… because they also played a part in raising my child. I am able to tell them about my situation and I apply [their feedback] while I am out of town or out of the house.)
“Huwag Kang Mangamba” which stars Seth Fedelin, Francine Diaz, Kyle Echarri and Andrea Brillantes is now on its last two weeks and will continue to air its remaining finale episodes via Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, TFC, Kapamilya Online Live, iWant TFC, WeTV and iFlix. JB