Actor Pepe Herrera is proud that he is back to being a “garbage collector.”
Pepe became a “fan favorite” for playing Benny, Ricardo Dalisay’s best friend in the primetime series ‘ Ang Probinsyano.’ Pepe had to leave the show last year due to health reasons.
Now, Pepe is back to do what he loves; protecting the environment. Everyday, Pepe goes around beaches and picks up garbages on the shore.
On Facebook, he shared that his decision to become a garbage collector sometimes earns him a sarcastic remark from others and he does get affected. He wrote, “ I have seen sarcastic facial reactions and remarks from people that for me seemed like a way of saying, ‘You’re wasting your time and making a fool out of yourself.
But instead of pulling him down, it has even motivated him to push further. He said, “This is a lifelong commitment and I’m just getting started.”
Pepe believes that by showing people that he cares about the environment, he gets to inspire others as well. He explained, “You see, I don’t aim to collect all the trash by myself. Whenever I collect garbage, my aim is to encourage others (tourists and locals) to do the same. In a non-forceful manner. Kahit isa lang ang gumaya masaya na ako.”
The TV & Film actor even asked his followers to invite him to any beach clean up activity they know. Pepe even joked that cleaning up beaches is a good workout and even makes him look good, “tamo, ganda ng abs ko.”
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