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WATCH: Bugoy Cariño admits considering to abort baby with EJ Laure

Bugoy eventually changed his mind and decided to keep their daughter, baby Scarlet

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Humility Javier

6/20/2022 in News
WATCH: Bugoy Cariño admits considering to abort baby with EJ Laure

Former Hashtags member Bugoy Cariño revealed that he wasn’t ready to become a first-time dad at the young age of 16, which is why he considered aborting his baby with girlfriend volleyball player EJ Laure.

In an exclusive interview with Karen Davila uploaded on her YouTube channel last June 18, Bugoy opened up about the internal struggles he faced upon learning the shocking news that EJ was pregnant.

“Sa akin kasi, parang masakit po talaga noong una na parang ganun nga, 21 years old na siya (EJ), siyempre ‘yung edad niya, parang okay na siya huminto sa pag-volleyball niya. Parang okay na siyang magkaanak kasi 21 years old na siya. Sa akin po kasi, parang ‘yung mga magulang ko, ‘yung mga kapatid ko, hindi po talaga sila sang-ayon,” he spoke of his initial reaction.

Bugoy’s family also did not take kindly to the news: “Nagalit po sila. ‘Yun ‘yung time na parang ‘yung career ko pataas na po nang pataas so siguro na-confuse ako sa sarili ko.”

“Naisip ko na parang ang aga pala talaga. Nawala lahat sa akin, so masakit din sa part ko na nung naging tatay ako, ‘yung family ko hindi ko na masyado natulungan,” he added.

Bugoy explained that he first thought that aborting their child would mean a chance for him to bounce back in his showbiz career.

“Una po talaga, ang desisyon namin is ipalaglag na lang ‘yung baby. ‘Okay,’ sabi ko, kasi parang bata pa po ako noon, eh,” he shared. “Hindi ko po alam na parang buhay pala 'yung mawawala kapag pinalaglag mo or something. Sabi ko sa sarili ko, ‘Oh sige, para lang mabalik ‘yung career ko.’ Alang-alang na lang siyempre sa family ko, para makatulong ako talaga nang sobra and para maibalik ‘yung mga shows na ibinigay sa akin."

Despite their initial plans, Bugoy had a change of heart when he did further research on what an abortion would entail especially for the unborn fetus.

“Mga one week na nakapag-isip-isip po ako. Kasi nagsi-search po ako sa cellphone na ano ba mangyayari kung ipapalaglag, anong mangyayari sa bata, sa baby, kung buhay ba talaga siya sa loob ng tiyan, kung ganon pala kalaki? Sinearch ko po ‘yun. Sabi ko, ‘Ay, baby na siya, tao na.’ So nakapag-isip-isip po ako na, ‘Kapag ipinalaglag ko pala ito, parang ito yung isa sa pinakamalaking kasalanan na magagawa ko sa buhay ko.’”

Because they decided to keep the baby, EJ had to momentarily retire from volleyball. EJ also had to deal with criticisms thrown at her for being in a relationship with Bugoy who was a minor at the time. 

“Nakikita ko po ‘yung mga sinasabi ng mga tao na dapat kasuhan si EJ, kasi nga minor ako,” the actor said. “Hindi naman po sila ‘yung magkakaso, eh, dapat ako ‘yung magkakaso kay EJ kasi ako ‘yung minor. Pinili ko po na gusto ko maging masaya na lang. Gusto ko na maging parte ng buhay ko si EJ.”


It was when Bugoy turned 18 in 2020 when he and EJ first introduced their baby Scarlet to the public. EJ was 19 years old and Bugoy was 15 when they became a couple.

Watch Bugoy’s full interview below:


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