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Actor Renz Fernandez is hoping that his brother, Mark Anthony Fernandez, who was arrested for illegal drugs, will be freed soon.
In a press conference on Tuesday for "OTJ: The Series," Renz vouched for his brother, saying hie is a good man.
"Sana pakawalan na siya kasi mabait sya. Hindi ko pwede ikwento buong istorya baka magalit ang abugado. Sana makalaya na siya, 'yun ang pangarap ko," he said.
Mark Anthony was arrested last October 3 by police in Pampanga province for marijuana possession. The former matinee idol allegedly tried to slip past a police checkpoint, which led to a car chase resulting in police being forced to shoot the tire of Fernandez's car.
The actor was later arrested in San Fernando.
Renz admitted that their family is affected by the case.
"Actually 'di ko pwede i-discuss masyado dahil sabi ng abugado. Pero bilang pamilya masakit sa amin," said Renz, who also reported that Mark is not doing well in jail.
But Renz assured that he and his family will be there to support Mark.
"Sabi niya tulungan ko siya. Sabi ko huwag siyang susuko at malalampasan nya 'yon," Renz said.
Renz is the son of the late action star Rudy Fernandez and veteran actress Lorna Tolentino, while Mark Anthony is Fernandez's son with Alma Moreno.
After his Mark Anthony was arrested, he posted a photo of them as young boys, with the caption: "You are in my prayers kind brother."