Actor Marco Gumabao opened up about the positive and the negative effects of his father Dennis Roldan’s imprisonment on his life.
KAMI learned about Marco’s revelations from PUSH.
According to Marco, his dad’s imprisonment opened him up to bullying when he was a child.
“Siyempre nakakagulat. Kasi nung first siyang makulong, I was 10, so I was still in school. So, hindi pa ako nag-take ng responsibility, kasi bata pa ako…
“As a person, mas papalakasin ka talaga ng mga ganyang situation. Pero nung bata ako, kapag may nang-asar sa akin, inaaway ko agad. Kasi, siyempre defense mechanism yun ng lalaki, di ba.
“Ang dami talagang nang-aasar, kaya nga nag-aral ako ng martial arts para may defense ako sa sarili ko. Pero one thing naman sa nangyari, yung family talaga namin, solid ngayon,” he admitted.
However, there are also some positive effects on his life of his dad’s imprisonment.
“Nung bumalik siya (sa kulungan) three years ago, I was twenty na. So, kumbaga, nag-iba na. Mas mature na ako. Mas open-minded na ako sa mga nangyari, so mas naging positive na ako…
“It pushed me to become a better person, a better actor. Naging seryoso na ako sa buhay at mas naging focused ako sa work…
“Para sa akin, it actually became a blessing. Kasi, for other people, it would look devastating, kasi nga nakulong.
“Pero para sa family namin, nung nakulong siya, naging pastor siya, naging Born Again Christians kami, dun naging solid ang family namin,” Marco pointed out.
KAMI wants to remind you that you can use the negative experiences in your life as fuel for your success!