Comedian Bearwin Meily couldn't hold back his tears as he recalled his greatest setback of having to sell his family's dream house to make ends meet.
In an interview with Ogie Diaz on his vlog, Bearwin revealed that he was already struggling financially even before the pandemic happened.
“Bago pa man mag-pandemic, tinamaan na 'ko. Bago pa naman mag-pandemic, hindi na 'ko nabibigyan ng chance sa TV. Huli natin yung ‘Home Sweetie Home.’” he shared to Ogie who was his co-star in the sitcom.
Apart from not having projects on TV, Bearwin said that he also lost his bid on being a councilor in Taytay.
“Tumakbo akong konsehal dito sa Taytay. Hindi rin naman pinalad. So at first maghahagilap ka. Pero kapag wala ka nang aasahan dito, walang industriya, walang trabaho, hindi ka nanalo, so wala kang ibang kakapitan kung hindi ang Diyos,” he said.
Having experienced all these, Bearwin said that he just surrendered everything to the Lord — even his decision of selling their dream house due to lack of funds to pay the monthly amortization.
“You surrender in a sense na kahit hindi mo matanggap na ibenta mo 'yung bahay mo, ibebenta mo, eh. Binenta namin 'yung bahay namin. One thing, wala kaming pambayad. Kesa maremata ng banko, binenta ko,” he tearfully recalled.
Now, Bearwin said that they are in a better place now as they proudly own a corndog business in spite of having to pay a monthly rent.
“Kumbaga dati stressed na stressed ka, ngayon when you surrender everything sa Diyos, tanggap mo ‘yong sitwasyon na hindi ka na ngarag, naghahabol sa bayarin mo kasi wala ka nang malaking babayaran kasi nangungupahan ka na lang. Not like 'yung bahay na malaki. Naka-loan 'yun, eh. Malaki talagang halaga,” he said.
Although he didn't ask help from any of his showbiz friends, Bearwin revealed the one person who never turned his back on him when he was at his lowest.
“Si Bayani (Agbayani) kahit kailan hindi ako hinindian. Hindi ko hiningan ng pera 'yan. 'Di rin naman nagbigay ng pera 'yan pero every time I ask Bayani, patulong naman ako. Kaagad 'yan. Walang sabi-sabi,” he shared.
Watch their full interview here:
More videos here:
COVID is still in the air
Read more stories here:
COMPILED: Celebrities who have received the COVID-19 vaccine
Bearwin Meily has a new sexy look
Ogie Diaz on John Lloyd Cruz, Ellen Adarna’s relationship: ‘May kasalanan ako diyan’
Before and after: Bearwin Meily's amazing weight loss