Pinoy Big Brother Otso’s “Palanggiteen Dreamer ng Camarines Sur” Yen Quirante sounded too grown-up while talking about her life story in her first TWBA guesting. The 16-year-old dreamer lost her father in 2015 and since then, she had no choice but to embrace independence and maturity at a young age. She used to work as an all-around staff in a restaurant, doing tasks from cooking to dishwashing.
She also worked in a piggery and Yen would never be ashamed of that fact, saying it has become a big help in supporting her studies. She managed to survive all these sacrifices for the sake of her family whom she constantly talks about.
When Yen chanced upon the announcement of Star Hunt auditions in Naga City, she instantly decided to try her luck. But, she knew her mother wouldn’t allow her to do so. Yen says a 200-peso fare going to Naga is already a dilemma and the place is too far from Camarines Sur. So, she had to make a lie, telling her mother that she’s just going somewhere for a majorette practice.
So, Tito Boy asked Yen to demonstrate her skills as majorette. The pretty hardworker shared a fun lecture on the proper stance, basic twirling skills, and baton handling while marching.
Joining her in the interview is Batit Espiritu, dubbed as the “Boy Masigasig of Neuva Ecija”, who revealed being an ‘NPA’ or a person with No Permanent Address. The nomad lifestyle started while he was just an infant when their family moved in to Davao after he was born in Calamba. Batit lived in Davao until the fifth grade and later on transferred to Nueva Ecija until he finished Senior High School. Then, Batit had to move back to Davao to pursue college. Batit’s siblings provided financial assistance all throughout his studies.
Other say hopping from one place to another is a test of friendship but, in Batit’s case, he never had any problem keeping constant communication with pals. This expertise in keeping camaraderie is perhaps one of the factors that helped him land a spot in the PBB Otso Batch 3 Big 4.
When asked about what makes them worthy of becoming the Big Winner, Yen and Batit had different answers. For Yen, bagging the biggest price would be a big help in fulfilling her purpose of providing help and assistance to her family. Batit, on the other hand, cited the strength and capabilities he displayed in all the challenges they faced.