Photos of Frail-Looking Dick Israel Show Up on Social Media

The 57-year-old actor Dick Israel whose real name is Ricardo Michaca, has not been seen on Philippine tv for almost 3 years.

He suffered stroke on 2010 which left half of his body paralyzed and affected his speech.

On facebook he comes into sight when a certain netizen named Sidemiod Francisco Datanam  posted Dick's photo and described Israel as a fire victim.

In the photo he looks delicate and old, and was reported that he has no where to live after fire destroyed his house .The photo has quickly gone  viral  and garnered sentiments from fellow facebook users.

“Sana makatulong tayo kay idol dick Israel nasunugan po sya, sa mga gusto po tumulong, address nya po ay #144 Evangelista st. Bagong Barrio Caloocan city,” Sidemiod's caption on the photo.

(Hopefully we can help idol Dick Israel, he's a fire victim.For those who love to help, [then refers to the address above.])

When abs-cbn visited Dick after his viral photo, he told that fire spread so fast.

"Mabilis kumalat ang apoy(The fire spread so fast). That’s life, carry on." said Dick

"Tulungan sana siya, 'yung gamot na tine-take niya o pinansyal, o kung anong [maitutulong]," his wife Marilyn appealing for help.

Dick is known for his villain roles and one of productive actors in the '80s and '90s in more than 220 movies, and became part of 22 television shows.

He won two best supporting actor, one from the Metro Manila Film Festival in 1988 for“Patrolman” and from the FAMAS for “Kanto Boy 2: Anak ni Totoy Guapo”.

Vivian Velez, one of his colleagues call for a fund raising campaign on her facebook account to help him.

You can coordinate with DAMAY KAMAY at

Photo credits :Facebook,Sidemiod Francisco Datanam



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