Marc Pingris reveals rags to riches story, 'Alam nyo ba...naglinis rin ako ng puntod at nagtinda ng kandila'

Marc Pingris reveals rags to riches story, 'Alam nyo ba...naglinis rin ako ng puntod at nagtinda ng kandila'

- Marc Pingris proudly shared his inspiring rags to riches story

- He used to sell ice buko and would even travel long distances to sell fish

- With the success he reached, he wishes to inspire the youth of today

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Marc Pingris has revealed his rags to riches story and it is one that could inspire many young people of today.

KAMI learned that Marc used to sell ice buko without the knowledge of his mother so that he could help his family.

According to an article in, Marc came from Pangasinan and he didn't live an easy life, which was also why he wanted his children to learn the value of hardwork, discipline and faith in God.

Marc recounted that he really grew up in the market. He was already a "kargador" at the age of 8-years-old and he would help his nanay sell fish.

Not only this, he would also sell ice buko, clean graves and even sell candles.

For Marc, it is important that his children will value hardwork and discipline and he doesn't want to spoil his children.

"Importante rin kasi ‘yung matuto sila paghirapan ang gusto nila, sa akin kasi hindi ko ayaw ko silang ma-spoiled. Mali kasi ‘yung sasabihin mong hindi nila pwedeng maranasan ‘yun [hirap na dinanas mo], mali ‘yun eh," said Marc.

Another important lesson that he wanted his children to learn was that they should not waste food.

"Kailangan ko lang ituro sa kanila and alam nila ‘yung buhay ko dahil kini-kwento ko ‘yun. So sabi ko ayaw na ayaw ko ‘yung pag kumakain sila magtitira sila ng pagkain dahil ako namumulot lang ako ng pagkain dati,” added Marc.

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Today, Marc is a fulfilled and one of the most popular basketball players in the country, and he has a beautiful family. He is married to Danica Sotto, daughter of Vic Sotto.

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