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Angelo Ilagan admits he became a snatcher and a jeepney driver

The former teen actor is making a comeback on TV after living on the streets for years.

BY PATTY RAMIREZ

FRESH SCOOPS

9/18/2014 5:54 AM
Angelo Ilagan admits he became a snatcher and a jeepney driver


091714-angelo_main.jpgMost people would probably remember former teen actor Angelo Ilagan best for his TV roles in Anghel Na Walang Langit and several episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya. Actor Jay Ilagan’s nephew had a few moments in the spotlight after being recruited as part of Star Magic’s Star Circle Batch 13. Angelo admits fame got into his head. “Pinapirma ako ng Star Cinema ng movies, tatlo, tapos Star Magic, lumaki talaga ang ulo ko. Tapos, yung tiwala ng mga tao sa akin nawala na.” 

Quickly fading into the background, Angelo related that his family went back to being dirt poor. And eventually he became homeless and was roaming the streets of the city. “Aaminin ko, ‘di ako mahihiya isa ako sa mga pulubi na naging snatcher. May mga taong minamaliit ka eh, sasabihin sa ‘yo bakit palaboy ka, paikot-ikot kasi ako noon, Naging jeepney driver ako, yes, naging tricycle driver ako.” 

However, Angelo was able to survive it all through a help of a friend. He now lives in a simple house with his family in Gen. Trias, Cavite. He's also part owner of an online shopping company which helped him give his mother a small convenience store. 

Angelo is also setting his sights on returning to show business. He will be appearing in MMK’s upcoming episode this Saturday, which stars Jake Cuenca and Meg Imperial.