Gina Pareno reveals she is part of LGBT community

Veteran actress Gina Pareno revealed without hesitation that she belongs to the LGBT community.

Pareno revealed it on Ogie Diaz’s video blog.

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“Oo [miyembro ako ng LGBTQ], bakit, may problema?” she said as she revealed how close she was to her late close friend Nenita Vidal, whom she referred to as “Dra. Bong.”

“At saka nagmamahal ako ng tapat. Ito, kung babalik siya (Dra. Bong) ngayon, ibabalik ko lahat ng naiwan niya. ‘Yung binigay niyang bahay, kanya.”

Pareno emphasized that she is not willing to fall in love again.

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“Wala na, pack up na ako diyan. Wala na po,” she said.

The seasoned actress broke down in tears during the same interview as she admitted how much she missed starring onscreen once more.

“Sabik na sabik ako sa camera kasi gusto ko umarte. Gusto ko makakita ako ng camera at may ilaw at maramdaman ko na umaarte ako at nakapag-communicate ako sa kanila, sa inyong lahat. Malungkot ako kapag walang ganun,” she said.

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Gina Pareno reveals she is part of LGBT community

This, according to the 75-year-old of the screen, was another factor in her decision to use TikTok during the pandemic.

“Nung nag-TikTok ako nung una, nakakapagod. Ang dami mong ililigpit na gamit, aayusan ka ng matagal. Pero sandali lang ‘yung ikakapagod ko. Jumive kaagad ‘yung damdamin ko, gusting gusto ko kaagad. Kaya nag-enjoy ako,” she said.

Gina Pareno promised to return to the social networking site soon, even if she is presently taking a break from it.

“Napagod din ako kasi ako nagliligpit lahat. Nagkaroon na ako ng depression nga kasi ‘yung nangyaring hindi ka makalabas ng bahay. Pero kailangan ko mag-TikTok. Mag-TikTok ako ulit.”

When asked if Gina Pareno ever feels sad that she does longer act on camera as much anymore, she replied, Pareno said: “Maraming beses na akong inaapuntahan ng [lungkot]. Pero kailangan tanggapin mo kasi COVID ngayon. Kaya ‘yung anak kong si Raquel, mahigpit sa akin, iniingatan ako ng sobra. Naiintindihan ko ‘yun. Mabuti na lang may mga baby dogs ako sa kwarto. ‘Yun ang mga kahalikan ko.”

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