It is unavoidable for us to experience and feel pain in some areas of our bodies. Maybe it’s caused by the lifestyle or maybe it’s due to old age but even though it’s hard to stand and walk now, the heart and will of the comedian Dagul still remain strong.
Who among us does not know Dagul? In his years of staying in showbiz and giving happiness to every viewer, Dagul’s name has never been a stranger and new to us. Aside from the films in which he has been, he also spent several years in Goin’ Bulilit, which only officially ended in the year 2019.
Since the pandemic, it cannot be denied that too many people and lifestyles have been affected. Even though many people believe that working in show business is everlasting, some celebrities have not survived the quick changes and loss of opportunities.
One of them is the comedian Dagul, who currently works as the Head of the Command Center in their barangay.
Dagul is never tired of giving happiness to people due to the nature of his career as a comedian. But recently, he couldn’t stop himself from shedding tears and breaking down when he shared with Ogie Diaz his life now after showbiz.
Aside from lost opportunities, the comedian is currently having trouble standing and walking owing to his old age, especially as he is now 62 years old.
“Kapag tumayo ako, hindi ako tumatagal. Hindi ako makakalakad, nakaupo lang. Binubuhat ako ng anak ko para pumasok sa opisina namin.”
Even though it is hard, Dagul chooses to work to provide for his family, especially since all the money he saved after several years of working as a comedian is said to have been used up.
The comedian emotionally said,
“Kasi mahina na talaga. ‘Pag tumayo ako, parang nababali siya. Siguro overweight o epekto na siguro na medyo matanda ka na, mararamdaman mo.”
Dagul couldn’t help but wonder why he was going through all of this because of his current situation, but he never questioned the Lord.
“Iyong nasa isip ko, ‘Ba’t ganun ‘yung nangyayari sa’kin?’ Hindi ko na kayang maglakad. Mahina na ‘yung tuhod ko samantala dati, ang liksi ko. Ang bilis ko tumakbo. Ngayon, naka-wheelchair lang ako. Hindi ko na kasi kayang maglakad.”
Despite the difficulties, Dagul remains unwavering in his determination to provide for his family.