Aldred Marc "DRED" Gatchalian
Philippine Actor: Pinoy Actor from Pasay City
Dred just graduated from high school at the top of his class. He can never forget the look on his parent’s faces when he stepped on stage to accept his medal. “Mahirap na masaya maging valedictorian. Pero nang makita ko ang tuwa ng parents ko during my graduation bawi lahat ng pagod ko sa pagaaral.” He wants to take up Nursing for the course will surely help him find greener pastures abroad. It would also help his mom, who is earning a living for the family solo. No, his parents aren’t separated. Nor is his father deceased. Aldred’s dad just hasn’t found work for almost three years now.
This disappoints Aldred a lot. “Nakikita kasi niya na may sandalan siya,” referring to his lola, who’s helping out with the family’s finances and his Ate’s college tuition fee. “Madalas yun ang pinagaawayan nila ng mama ko. Mahal ko naman po ang tatay ko. Pero di ko maiwasan na magkaroon ng hinanakit sa kanya.” His mother even told him that his dad was more industrious during his parents’ boyfriend-girlfriend days. “Sabi nga ng nanay ko dati nagda-drive pa ng jeep ang tatay ko para may pang date sila. Pero kung kelan siya nagkapamilya tsaka siya naging tamad.”
What depresses him more is that his father is not even a ‘houseband’. He and his siblings are in-charge of all the household chores, the reason why Aldred has champion skills in the kitchen. “Minsan nga nasigawan ko siya ‘Magtrabaho ka naman!’ sa sobrang sama ng loob ko. Sinabihan lang niya ako na ‘wag makialam.”
That’s why Aldred thought of joining Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Teen Edition. His mom had strived to put all of them in private schooling; His sister is currently studying in a private school, his youngest brother goes to the same private school he came from.
Aldred’s chosen course for college might be out of his mom’s meager budget for tuition so if he wins on Pinoy Big Brother he can provide for his own schooling plus help out with his sibling’s allowances. “Kung kaya ko po maging breadwinner bakit po hindi? Matagal ko na po gusto tulungan ang mama ko sa mga gastusin. Naisip ko rin na kailangan ko magsikap sa buhay para di maranasan ng future family ko ang naranasan ko.” Dred is raring to go at Big Brother’s challenges. Though he is very eager to encounter tasks ‘na pang-ubos lang ng pasensya’, he hopes there will be no tree climbing, back bending or tumbling involved. “Di ko kakayanin.”
Info Source: teen1.pinoybigbrother.com