Liza Diño will fully support Aiza Seguerra if and when the singer decides to get gender re-assignment surgery.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had the chance to interview Liza exclusively during the awarding ceremony of the 2015 Singkuwento International Film Festival that took place last Saturday, February 28, at the NCCA building in Intramuros, Manila.
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Liza and Aiza got married in the United States in 2014, and they had a symbolic ceremony in the Philippines last January 8.
How different is it now that they have tied the knot?
Liza said, "Iba pala kung may kasama ka na sumusuporta sa iyo sa lahat. Everything just seems so easy.
"I'm not as mainstream as others... I'm still trying.
"Pero grabe ang respeto at pagmamahal, feeling ko I can do anything."
She added, "Before, lahat ng ginagawa ko, for my own happiness or kung ano yung magpapasaya sa akin.
"Whenever I go through things, sobrang taas ng defense mechanism ko sa mga bagay.
"You become cynical about things. Hindi mo hahayaan yung ibang tao na bastusin ka. Iba ang demeanor mo.
"All of the insecurities I had in my life, nawala lahat.
"Nakukuha ko ang lahat sa kanya. He encourages me na gawin ang gusto kong gawin."
AIZA AS HE... We noticed that Liza used the pronoun "he" to refer to Aiza.
Are there plans for the singer to get gender reassignment surgery?
Liza said, "Malayo pa kasi siyempre, one of the things...
"Ako, yun ang fear ko and I know [consideration] rin niya, of course, nakakaapekto yun sa boses, e.
"Iyon ang isang bagay na maaapektuhan if he goes through that transition."
What's Liza's reaction if Aiza does decide to transform into a man?
"But for me, sinabi ko sa wedding vow ko yun na I'll be here to support him.
"At the end of the day, napakahalaga na makilala niya at ma-celebrate niya fully ang pagkatao niya.
"But if he will keep... or if he will not go through that process, I'm here for him kasi ganun rin siya sa akin."
Liza reveals that it already means a lot to Aiza when people become conscious about his gender preference.
"Yung transition part, psychologically, unti-unti tanggap siya.
"Every time na nagbabasa siya ng news, and she is referred to as 'he,' malaking bagay pala yun talaga.
"Yung mga tao, ang tawag sa kanya, 'Boss.' Hindi siya tinatawag na 'Miss.'
"Those things empower him already."
But Liza is quick to add, "Wala pa kami [iniisip na surgery], wala pa talaga."
ON HAVING A BABY. After tying the knot, the focus now of the newlywed couple is to have a child of their own.
Liza revealed, "Ang nasa timeline namin, ang magkaroon ng baby. Yun ang immediate plan namin.
"We're really preparing for it kasi magmu-move na kami sa bagong bahay this May.
"We're moving to a new house kasi we're preparing for a bigger family. Yun yung next step."
As early as February last year, the couple bared their plans to have a child through in vitro fertilization or IVF.
Liza disclosed that they plan to have the IVF procedure in the United States.
"Kailangan talaga bigyan ng time and it entails money. Kailangan pag-ipunan muna."
How many kids do they want to have?
"Yung IVF, medyo mahal siya, kaya if we try it, sana dalawa na—twins!
"It will be Aiza's egg and I'll be the surrogate.
"Hindi ko egg kasi I already have Amara [referring to her daughter] and gusto ko ma-experience niya yun.
"Saka gusto ko kaming dalawa.
"Kung ako lang, kung egg ko lang, ano'ng participation niya sa pagbubuo ng family?
"It's the best set-up talaga. His egg and I'm carrying it. My nutrients and his DNA."