We all know Coco Martin as a versatile and award-winning actor and impressive director who has been astounding us with his performances not only in the long-running and top-rating action drama FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, but also in the films he starred in in the recent years.
But unbeknown to us, he is also a proud and hardworking farmer whenever he’s not working and staying at home. In some of the photos he uploaded on Instagram, he proudly showed off the mini urban farm he developed near his lavish abode in Quezon City and some of his fresh harvests and planted crops that are mostly vegetables, such as bitter gourd (or ampalaya) and eggplant.
It was actually not the first time that the 38-year-old actor gave us a peek of his farm, which he considers as his most favorite spot in his whole property. Avid Kapamilya viewers probably recall that in 2015, Queen of All Media Kris Aquino gave us a tour around his villa-inspired house through her morning talk show Kris TV. He willingly took her in his cozy cabana, gorgeous garden, collection of posh and luxury cars and motorcycles, and his prolific farm.
In that interview, he disclosed that he actually didn’t own the lot yet where it was located, but their village’s administrators allowed him to erect his bahay-kubo and develop his vegetable garden there while nobody owned it yet.
And after most of his crops were washed away after Tropical Storm Mario devastated northern Philippines in 2014, he’s apparently able to regain his losses five years after as his little farm have been yielding good produce! With the help of his trusted gardener, Coco has been hands-on in taking good care of it, as what the photos in this gallery suggest.
Now that we’re currently in the midst of a difficult situation, we may emulate Coco’s good example of fostering our environment and putting Mother Nature’s gifts to us into good use.
As we await FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’s return on Primetime Bida, we may revel first on his IG posts or watch the re-run of his 2012 series Walang Hanggan on Kapamilya Gold.