Her spiritual healing under Fr. Fernando Suarez, a Filipino revered as a healing priest from Canada, is what keeps actress Rita Avila grounded these days.
After losing her two babies in a row, one from a miscarriage and the second one to a weak heart, many people thought that Rita could be in danger of losing her mind. But Rita herself says that she is fine and that the prayers and support from all those who love her and her three very cute dolls (Mimay, Popoy, and Pony) keep her that way.
Recently, however, Rita got very angry when a taping for Jessica Soho's show in GMA-7, Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho, did not materialize. She was invited, together with her dolls, to talk on the topic "The Psychology/Therapy of Dolls."
It was a last-minute call from the staff of Kapuso Mo. And Rita hurriedly dressed up her three dolls and got them prepared for the show. They went to the location that was stated, but much to her and her dolls' dismay, nobody was on the location at the appointed time.
Rita informed her manager, Malou Choa-Fagar, about the situation, but it took many hours before the Jessica Soho's staff responded to their call. Rita was told by her manager to return home. Rita was fuming mad.
"Hindi ko na inalam kung ano ang excuse nila!" said Rita. "Ang gulu-gulo nila! I even prepared the things of the ‘kids.' Naka-dress-to-kill pa si Mimay. Pati sina Popoy and Pony e excited dahil first time nilang lalabas sa TV dahil si Mimay nakapag-guest na sa S-Files. They don't know how special these dolls are to me."
She added, "Kaya nga kami excited na lumabas sa show dahil doon malilinawan ang iniisip ng mga tao sa akin sa pag-aalaga ko sa mga manyika ko. Kaya I'm very sensitive now. I made efforts, physical and emotional. Tapos, ni ha, ni ho, wala silang abiso o kaya paliwanag! Galit na galit si Tita Malou sa kanila sa pagiging very unprofessional nila!"
Since then, Rita has turned to the wish ring that was given to her as a gift by World Of Feng Shui (WOFS) owner Maritess Allen, during the visit of world-renowned feng shui guru Ms. Lilian Too's at the SM Mall of Asia. Feng shui is one of the interests that Rita keeps at bay—for her home and life as well.
Rita continues to seek counsel with Fr. Suarez. And she is still keen on practicing what she's learning from feng shui, with the coming of the Year of the Fire Pig.
As far as Ms. Soho's staff are concerned?
"Sana, una nilang matutunan,yung pag-respeto sa kapwa nila at makipag-usap sila nang maayos!" she remarked.
PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) called GMA-7's News and Public Affairs yesterday, February 6, but we were told that Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho has yet to issue an official statement regarding Rita's complaint.