Nagbigay ng update si Martin Nievera tungkol sa health condition ng kanyang ama, ang Las Vegas-based balladeer na si Bert Nievera.
Nakapanayam ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Martin sa presscon ng Big Mouth, Big Heart, Big Night, ang concert ni Martin na gaganapin sa August 19 sa Metrotent Convention Center, Pasig City.
“My father is great.
“He’s in Las Vegas. He's very very thin.
“He had some issues with his... what do you call this?
“A seizure in his brain where he forgot everything for a week. One week lang.
“All of us were panicking, praying and worried.
“And then a week later, not only does he remember again, he remembers what he forgot, so I don’t know what that is.
“Baka kulang sa pansin.
“He’s better now, he’s remembering but he's very very thin,” kuwento ni Martin tungkol sa kanyang ama.
KEEPING CHARITY EFFORTS LOW-KEY. Si Rossel Taberna, ang asawa ng broadcaster na si Anthony Taberna, ang producer ng charity concert ni Martin at ang beneficiary nito ay ang Katutubong Dumagat ng Sitio Apia, Barangay Calawis, Antipolo City.
Nang tanungin siya tungkol sa charity, ikinuwento ni Martin na marami ang nagtataka kung bakit hindi siya nagkaroon ng sariling charitable foundation.
“A lot of people are wondering why I don’t have my own charity.
“My reason being is I think I should be open for many charities.
“If it’s the Martin Nievera Charity, I’m just reading myself, it’s like making you all praise me for my charitable…
“You know, I believe if you’re charitable, you should not be talking about it.
“As much as possible, of course, we’re here to invite people so that money would be made but not to praise anybody.
“That’s not charity anymore so that’s why I don’t have my own,” paliwanag ni Martin.
CELEB CHARITY EFFORTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Nagbigay din siya na kanyang opinyon tungkol sa charity efforts ng ilang mga celebrities na ipinu-post nila sa kani-kanilang mga social media accounts.
Sabi ni Martin, “We shouldn’t have to do that.
“It’s not charity if you have to announce it, if you have to post it.
“Posting it means I’ll get more donations, yes, but to praise myself and all of that, that’s not what charity is all about.
“In fact, I was wondering why some people do that in the business… politicians too.
“I mean, they’re not excluded.
“It helps with their image and so on, but then again, there might be another motive that we don’t know.”