John Arcilla glad to have accepted Fr. Suarez role
Despite the controversies the late Fr. Fernando Suarez experienced in his lifetime, John Arcilla believes an upcoming biopic which he stars in would be truly worth watching.
“Sabi nga namin ni Direk (Joven Tan), parang inihulma ang kuwento niya. Para siyang iniukit sa bato,” John told PEP.
John witnessed Fr. Suarez’s healing mass many times. He saw the many people praying for “miracle” through the priest’s intercession.
Although he still finds it hard to accept the sudden demise of Fr Suarez, the actor opts to think the priest had already accomplished his mission in life.
“I know, I’m not in the position to say this, pero parang kumpleto na ang buhay niya. Bago pa siya maabsuwelto, ginagawa na ang pelikula. And I’m sure, confident siya na ang ikukuwento niya ay totoo. A week after naming mag-grind, na-vindicate siya. Sobrang saya ko no’n. Sabi ko, ‘Tama, tama ang desisyon ko.’”
Recall that just weeks before his death, the priest was exonerated from charges of committing sexual abuse to minors.