Jericho Rosales shared on Facebook how one’s dreams and perseverance can change one’s life forever.
Coming from a poor family, Jericho shared that he went to six public schools from elementary to high school but didn’t go to college because they simply could not afford it.
Jericho used to collect discarded wires and old newspapers to be sold in junk shops in exchange for money and sometimes, cheap cheese curls. He collected plastic trash from a dumpsite with his cousin, sold ice buko (frozen coconut water with milk and sugar), sold fish in the market, became a jeepney “barker”, a pizza boy, and a driver.
He said he worked on improving himself by self-studying and surrounding himself with mentors, teachers, and people who could help him shape his knowledge.
He said that he learned how to speak and write in English by watching movies and TV series.
“Forcing myself to read and talking to people gave me wonderful ideas and opened my eyes to new possibilities with a clearer vision for my life,” he said.
But for the actor, “Dreams are dreams because they seem far from reality. It can be easy to forget about them. But with a heart full of hope and a mind filled with positivity, nothing is impossible.”
His dreams motivated him to be a better version of himself. “But I had a dream – to get myself and my family out of poverty and have our own house. That was my first major dream. I had faith in God and I also had time. So I prayed and prayed and never stopped learning new things. I kept moving. I kept my dream in front of me.
He also said, “What we have in our hands is NOW. It holds a lot of power if you know how to use it. It can change your tomorrows. Shaping it starts the moment you tell yourself ‘this is my tomorrow’. So keep dreaming, keep hoping and keep moving. You are made to be something and someone for another. I wish all of us a bright future and I’ll do my part to make that happen.
Di mo kailangan ng tsinelas sa dagat ng pangarap. Naks.
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Jericho began his career by winning the Mr. Pogi (“Handsome”) talent search on the noontime variety television show Eat Bulaga!
Rosales has garnered international attention in the Asian, African, and Latin American television markets since the distribution of his drama series in these regions. He gained international stardom in several countries (Malaysia, China, Ghana, Cambodia, Peru, Colombia, and many others) for his primetime soaps such as Pangako Sa ‘Yo (2000–2002), Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas (2003–2004) and Dahil May Isang Ikaw (2009–2010), all co-starring Kristine Hermosa. Since its original release, Pangako Sa ‘Yo has aired in over 20 foreign territories, with the Cambodian Television Network ordering a local remake in 2013. In Peru, Rosales is known for his role in the series Bridges of Love (“Puentes de Amor”), the first Filipino drama to air in the country and the Latin American market. Similarly, The Legal Wife (2014), which also stars Maja Salvador and Angel Locsin, has gained much popularity in the African and Balkan regions.