- Actor and former “Gwapings” member, Eric Fructuoso, recently shared on how he was able to get back up again in financial terms through the help of a P5K business capital
- The actor became emotional as he narrated what he went through in an interview with Ogie Diaz on the latter’s YouTube channel
- Eric used to be a member of the popular 90’s trio called “Gwapings,” with Mark Anthony Fernandez and Jomari Yllana
- He said that he setup his new business amid the health crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic
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Eric Fructuoso, an actor and former member of “Gwapings,” recently shared in an interview on how he was able to pull himself back up again from financial quagmire through the help of a P5K business capital.
He said that he set up his new business amid the health crisis currently wreaking havoc in the Philippines and the rest of the world.
The actor made these revelations during an interview with Ogie Diaz in the latter’s YouTube channel.
Eric also was not able to hold back his emotions when he reminisced about those times that he was unable to provide for the tuition fee of his kids.
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He said it all started when the coronavirus pandemic reached Philippine shores.
It was also around this time that Eric was photographed driving a tricycle, prompting everyone to think he is in dire financial straits.
A showbiz friend, who saw the viral post, sent Eric P20k as financial assistance, though he immediately messaged the said friend and told him the photo about him seeking passengers for his tricycle is false.
“Sabi ko, 'Bro, hindi mo naman ako kailangan padalhan ng pera. Ano ka ba?! Hindi ko sinasabing okay ako at hindi ko kailangan, pero mabubuhay ako,” Eric told his showbiz friend.
He narrated that his showbiz friend truly thought his means of livelihood is “pamamasada,” prompting him to send some cash.
“‘Kasi balita ko nagta-tricycle ka na raw.’ So, akala niya totoo 'yung nag-trend noon na nagta-tricycle ako,” Eric said.
His showbiz friend did not take back the 20K he gave and so the actor gave half of it to the mother of his 4 children, 5K to his mom, and he used the remaining 5K to set up a business.
He started selling caps and other merchandise using a hashtag he concocted.
“Sinimulan ko 'yung pangalan, hashtag-hashtag lang #GwapingsMoto,” Eric revealed.
He became successful with that business and now he’s thinking about setting up new one, this time in the food business, which he plans to name Gwapigs Porkchop.
Eric rose to fame when he became one of the members of the popular 90’s trio called “Gwapings.”
The other two members were Jomari Yllana and Mark Anthony Fernandez.
The full interview of Eric can be found on the YouTube channel of Ogie Diaz.
Frederick John Marco Magdaluyo Fructuoso, better known as Eric Fructuoso, is a Pinoy actor, dancer, and comedian. He was born on March 31, 1977 in Parañaque. He rose to fame after becoming member of the popular trio, later foursome, “Gwapings.” The other original members include Jomari Yllana and Mark Anthony Fernandez. They were later joined by Jao Mapa.
In the interview with Ogie Diaz, the former “Gwapings” member also was not able to hold back his emotions when he talked about his recent business success. He said he started his new business at the height of the pandemic and in only a couple of months, he was able to hit a “6-figure” income. He revealed that he used P5K as business capital. The money was part of the P20K that a showbiz friend sent him upon seeing Eric driving a tricycle, prompting that friend to think that the actor is in dire financial need and required his help.
Eric Fructuoso, during the same interview with Ogie Diaz, also admitted that he became a grandfather at a “young” age of 44, an age where one may not start thinking of having a grandchild. In his interview with Ogie, the former Gwapings actor revealed how his son opened up to him about it. The actor revealed that he felt he didn't want to become a grandfather right then and there, as he didn't even know the responsibilities of being a grandfather. What he was thinking though was that his son would now have a family and it has to be with the right girl.