Recently, ABS-CBN management announced that one of their most recognized Kapamilya actors, John Lloyd Cruz, will be taking a break from showbiz. The 34-year old Kapamilya actor will be away for quite a while after he filed a leave of absence which states that he will be attending to personal matters outside the country.
On Friday, October 6, ABS-CBN management sent a statement to the media via Kane Choa, head for Integrated Corporate Communications. The statement did not specify the time nor the cause of John Lloyd’s sudden leave.
“ABS-CBN and John Lloyd Cruz have agreed for him to take an indefinite leave of absence to attend to personal matters.
John Lloyd will be taking a break outside the country and will return to ABS-CBN after his leave of absence.”
This sudden announcement shocked many people on social media, especially the veteran actor’s supporters and fans. It was true that aside from a movie with Sarah Geronimo, he didn’t have any major projects earlier this year. However, people were not expecting that his hiatus would lead to a sudden leave.
Among his downcast fans and supporters, perhaps the most affected of all are the people closest to John Lloyd. One of which is his personal driver who has been working with the actor for 20 long years.
Jerry Valdez Telan has been working with John Lloyd Cruz as his personal driver for more than two decades. Upon hearing that the actor is planning to take a break from showbiz, Telan dedicated a heartfelt message to his long-time employer.
In a Facebook post, Telan expressed his overflowing gratitude and love for the actor. He also posted several exclusive photos of him and the actor.
Throughout those years that he was working for the actor, Telan revealed that John Lloyd has treated him like his own family. They have formed a close relationship, thus he was sad to see him go but he understands that John Lloyd needed a break. Meanwhile, his post garnered different reactions.
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