- A 2017 Bar topnotcher was one of the contestants in Eat Bulaga's "Bawal Judgmental"
- He was Top 9 during the tedious examination for lawyers in that year
- He chose the show to reveal to his parents that he is part of the LGBT community
- This made the host, Paolo Ballesteros, cry during the show's Thursday episode
Atty. Klinton Torralba was among the contestants in Eat Bulaga's Thursday episode of "Bawal Judgmental."
Torralba was the Top 9 during the 2017 Philippine Bar Examinations. He studied at the University of Sto. Tomas.
He chose the show to reveal to his parents that he is gay and a part of the LGBT community.
The celebrity player was Yayo Aguila and she was asked who among the participants graduated cúm laude in college.
While Yayo was not able to guess that it was Klinton, this was revealed when Paolo Ballesteros and Jose Manalo interviewed him.
It was also during this time that he made it known that he was the Top 9 during the 2017 Bar examinations.
It was then that he revealed that he was gay.
He addressed his parents, promising that he won't cry, but yet, he wasn't able to contain his emotions. Paolo and Yayo also shed tears upon hearing him.
"I promise I won’t cry. But Mama and Papa, everything that I did has always been for you, the both of you, especially for our family. And I’m sure, you noticed that I’m behaving differently, because there’s a burden in my heart and I cannot express myself, and there are a lot of responsibilities on top of that. I just want to unburden myself and the family of this dilemma, so here I am and I know for a fact that you’ll accept me. I will never stop making you proud. Sure ako na bilang abogado, alam niyong palaging ipinaglalaban ko ang iba. Pero sa pagkakataong ito, sana hayaan niyo naman na ipaglaban ko ang sarili ko."
Watch the emotional moment below.
In a previous KAMI report, the 2019 Bar Topnotcher decided to become a lawyer because of her classmate's unresolved murder case.
The Philippine Bar Examinations is touted as one of the most difficult national examinations in the country. It is comprised of eight subjects given on four Sundays of November.
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