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Dagul on life away from showbiz: ‘Sa ngayon medyo mahirap’

Dagul shares a life update now that he is no longer active in showbiz.

Dagul on life away from showbiz: ‘Sa ngayon medyo mahirap’-Toff C.
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03/21/2022 11:09 AM
Dagul on life away from showbiz: ‘Sa ngayon medyo mahirap’
Screenshot from Ogie Diaz YouTube Channel

Dagul opened up about his life now that he is no longer active in show business.

In an interview with Ogie Diaz for his latest YouTube vlog, Dagul shared that he is now working at their local barangay hall after the comedy program Goin’ Bulilit concluded.

The comedian admitted that it has been financially challenging ever since his work in the entertainment industry ended.


"Sa ngayon medyo mahirap kasi nga iba 'yung sa showbiz ka, iba 'yung nagtatrabaho ka. Kasi kapag empleyado ka ganun lang talaga kinikita mo at tsaka hindi naman ganun kalaki kasi sa barangay ang ibinibigay honoraria lang," he shared.

Dagul now works as the head of the command center in their barangay.

Dagul also opened up about the physical challenges that he has been experiencing recently. He shared that he can no longer walk well.

"Kapag tumayo ako hindi ako tumatagal, hindi ako makakalakad, nakaupo lang," he said.

He shared that his son carries him to his office during working days. "Binubuhat ako ng anak ko para pumasok sa opisina namin," he relayed.

On weekends, Dagul shared that he is in charge of looking after their sari-sari store.

"'Pag wala akong trabaho sa Sabado, Linggo, dito ako sa bahay. May maliit kami na tindahan ako 'yung nagbabantay kasi nga si misis busy sa trabaho dito sa bahay kaya ako muna ang nagbabantay sa tindahan namin," he stated.

During the interview, Dagul could not help but be emotional as he opened up about the challenges of the limitations brought by the condition of his legs.

"’Yung nasa isip ko ba't ganun 'yung nangyari sa akin? Hindi ko na kayang maglakad mahina na ang tuhod ko. Samantalang dati ang liksi ko. Iniisip ko nga eh ba't ganun, ano ang nangyari?" he said.

The comedian shared that he uses a wheelchair now.

"Umalis kami [noon] nakakalakad ako, kasama ko anak ko, si misis. Ngayon naka-wheelchair lang ako kasi hindi ko na kaya maglakad," he stated. 

Dagul also got teary-eyed when talking about how he could not financially provide well anymore for his family unlike before.

"Nalungkot lang ako sa ano tulad ngayon mga pangangailangan ng anak ko sa bahay namin. Kung paano ko ma-provide 'yung ano namin. Kaya sabi ko sige okay lang laban pa rin. Basta kumikilos ka lang. Huwag ka lang tamad... Talagang hindi ko na kaya magpa-aral. Naaawa ako sa anak ko. Nakakalungkot, hindi ko na kaya. Kaya sabi ko bahala na kung anong mangyari basta ang ano ko lang huwag lang tamad-tamad kasi kapag tamad ka, talagang walang mangyayari sa buhay mo," he remarked.

Asked if he has savings, Dagu confessed, "Siyempre sa tagal na, wala na, naubos na rin. Kaya nga ang ano ko, kumabaga sa ano survive na lang talaga."

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He said that most of his savings were used for the construction of their home.

"Ito 'yung bahay ko, ito 'yung naipundar ko tapos 'yung kinita ko dito ko na binayad kasi katwiran ko, mawala man ako sa showbiz kahit papaano may bahay ako, na wala akong babayaran na buwan-buwan na iniisip mo talagang nakatatak na 'yang utang mo na 'yan, na bayaran," he shared.

Dagul rose to fame with his comedic roles on various television shows including Goin’ Bulilit where he was a regular cast member from 2005 to 2019. He also starred in Ok Fine Whatever, Yes Yes Show, and Masayang Tanghali Bayan, among others.