In Depth With Boy Abunda

Monday May 1, 2017

MU: Mr. Abunda can you tell us about yourself? Which province, if any, schools you attended and the family you come from? BA: My popular name is Boy Abunda. My full first name is Eugenio. There was a time in my life when I wasn’t so comfortable with Eugenio, only for me to realize that it means a lot to have the name ‘Eugene’ (in English), it translates to the word ‘genius’. I hail from Borongan, Eastern Samar. Borongan is the capital city of Eastern Samar in region 8. I went to the Borongan Pilot Elementary School. But before that I studied first grade in a very, very small barrio, it is a remote town in Eastern Samar, Can-avid. I spent my first grade at the Barok Elementary School, where my Nanay (mother) was a public school teacher. Thereafter, it was at the Borongan elementary school where I studied from the 2nd through the 6th grade. I spent 4 years of high school at the Seminario de Jesus Nazareno. And then, for college, proceeded to the Ateneo de Manila University. My father said that even if they were not rich, he would work so I can study where Rizal (our national hero) studied. My father passed on when I was in my second year of college. I quit school because I needed to work. I was lost. I did menial jobs from opening doors at restaurants to selling encyclopedias and fire extinguishers and became a tourist guide. I did all sorts of things until I found my way to the theater. In the theater, I was a production assistant. There was a time when production assistants were called assistant stage managers. And then, the great Conching Sunico discovered me. She told me to go to...... Read more on Full Issue!

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