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Farewell, Kuya Germs

German Moreno is an entertainment icon, mentor, legendary star-maker, Master Showman but in show business circles he’s fondly called Tatay, ’Tay, ’Pa, Ninong by all the people whose lives he has touched and ultimately changed for the better. Across the social media, everybody who has been privileged to work with the Master Showman expressed their condolences, gratitude, and abundant love to the one and only Kuya Germs.

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“Salamat po Kuya Germs sa lahat!! Hanggang sa huli ipinaramdam mo ang iyong pagmamahal sa industriya.”

- Gladys Reyes Sommereux (Twitter/@iamgladysreyes)

 

 

“Today is a sad day for the entertainment industry. His legacy will live on. You will be missed. Paalam, Kuya Germs.”

- Anne Curtis-Smith (Twitter/@annecurtissmith)

 

“To a dear friend, mentor, father figure, Ninong who genuinely cared for others. We will surely miss you. Thank you, Kuya Germs. Rest in peace.

—Dingdong Avanzado (Twitter/@iamdingdong_A)

 

 

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving, that’s Kuya Germs. Rest in peace Tay.”

- Alden Richards (Twitter/@aldenrichards02)

 

“Kuya Germs, your warm smiles and forever happy disposition will be missed…”

- Bela Padilla (Twitter/@padillabela)

 

“Salamat po Kuya Germs sa yakap at words of encouragement na lagi nyong binigay sa akin pag nagkikita tayo! We will miss you! #kuyagerms #germanmoreno”

—Amy Perez Castillo (Instagram/@amypcastillo)

 

“It’s okay to sleep, Kuya Germs. We all will someday.”

—Jim Paredes (Twitter/@Jimparedes)

 

“Bye Kuya Germs. Salamat po sa mga palo, kurot, at yakap mo. Thanks for the LOVE. God bless your soul.”

- Jose Marie Viceral (Twitter/@vicegandako)

 

“Maraming salamat sa magagandang alaala at saya, Kuya Germs. You will always be remembered. May you rest in peace.”

- Maine Mendoza (Twitter/@mainedcm)

 

“Maraming salamat Kuya Germs. Marami kaming binigyan mo ng pagkakataon sa industriyang minahal mo. Paalam po Master Showman.”

– Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo (Instagram/@officialjuday)

 

“Pa, I don’t know where to begin. You’ve always been there when I needed you the most. You are the most generous, selfless, genuine, caring father/mentor anyone could ever ask for. You’re one of the reasons why I’m still in this industry you love oh so much. I’m sad that I’m not there next to you to say my goodbyes. You will be missed tremendously. We fought, we laughed, we cried, we sang, we danced, and we shared the same stage for so many years! And I want to just thank you for teaching me and guiding me through everything. It hurts to see you leave us, but God is right there to make you rest and enjoy eternity with Him. I also pray for your family to be strong and to carry a smile like you always did. You will always be our MASTER SHOWMAN! Most importantly you will always be my father and I will always be your makulit na adopted son! RIP, Pa. I love you.”

—Billy Crawford (Instagram/@billyjoecrawford)

 

Last Friday, Jan. 8, was a sad day for the entertainment industry. Manila Bulletin Lifestyle asked celebrities about their fondest memories of Kuya Germs.

 

 

cccI’ve worked with him in the teleserye Adik Sayo and Diva. Tawang tawa ako sa role niya sa Diva. He was the manager of singer Melody (the beautiful version of the character of Ms. Regine Velasquez). Kuya Germs played a gay role there. It would take us over 15 takes when we’re doing a scene with Kuya Germs because he’s so funny, he makes us all happy. No wonder he’s extraordinary when it comes to discovering and molding artists. He’s an artist himself and brilliant one at that. —Chariz Solomon

 

aTatay Germs is not only a manager to me, he’s really a second father. He treats me like his own son. I’ll always remember him reminding me to be professional and to be nice to all people. I’ll miss having dinner with Tatay and my family. That’s what we usually do during free time. He will always be my inspiration. —Prince Villanueva of Walang Tulugan

 

 

cKuya Germs is a very approachable person. Some of us would even call him “tatay.” I remember every Sunday All Stars, he would always sit at the pantry and we would have lunch with him before the show starts. He would share his stories and would always remind us to keep our feet on the ground. I’ll definitely miss him. —Gabbi Garcia

 

bI lost my wallet four years ago during work. Kuya Germs found out from one of the staff what happened and he was the first one to ask me if I was okay and if I needed money for emergency. I will always remember that day because it showed me how selfless and loving Kuya Germs was. He was a father to us all in the Showbiz industry. —Enzo Pineda

 

My fondest memory of Kuya Germs was GMA’s New Year countdown to 2016. Ako po ang naatasan na alalayan si Kuya Germs sa stage. He was very gracious and thankful for the help. He has always been like that. I could really feel his willingness to practice for the event even though he’s already having a hard time walking. He’s proven to everybody that “the Show must go on.” —Betong Sumaya

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“Master Showman, until the very end you were the epitome of the famous showbiz line, ‘the show must go on.’ It amazed me to see you doing radio work and still host for your show after your health scare last year. Your passion for this business is unmatched. Growing up, I would hear you and dad talk about the good and the bad things about show business. Now, it’s time to take your final bow, Kuya Germs. You will be terribly missed by the people in the industry that you loved so much and loved and respected you in return. Maraming salamat sa pag gabay at pagmamahal. I’m sure you and Tatay are already preparing for your first Master Showman episode in heaven. ‘Wag niyo muna ako i-guest ha. Thank you for everything. Love you Kuya Germs. Paalam.

—Iza Calzado (Instagram/missizacalzado)