Former “Ang Probinsyano” star Pepe Herrera happy to be back as “garbage collector”

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.

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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.”

Image by Pepe Herrera via Facebook page

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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Image by Pepe Herrera via Facebook page