Jericho Rosales has been in showbiz for more than a decade—and the 15 years he has spent honing his talent has made him a wiser individual.
At the press conference of Vantage Razors where he was introduced as product endorser, Jericho was shot a question about how he handles his earnings.
Is he frugal or a spendthrift at this point in his career?
"Yung accountant ko yung makakasagot sa 'yo dun," Jericho begins. "Pagdating kasi sa pera, hindi kasi siya yung sentro ng buhay ko, e."
The actor, who ends the year with a supporting role in the Metro Manila Film Festival entry Yesterday Today Tomorrow, says that he saves up on the earnings made for the project he is currently working on.
"Maraming attitude pagdating sa pera, e. Strike while the iron is hot, alam mo yun?
"Mag-impok ka nang mag-impok! Tama lang yun, 'di ba? Tama lang yun para sa akin."
"Pero hindi ko pine-pressure yung sarili ko."
Jericho talks about wise money-spending: "Magandang maging good steward ng blessings na pera.
"Kung mero'n kang pera, itabi mo...
"Ang ginagawa ko, mero'n ako para sa, of course, sa pamilya. Siyempre, mero'n para sa church, 'di ba?
"Normal na yun, 'di ba? Mero'n din akong para sa akin, then mero'n din akong para sa mga magulang ko.
"So I divide it."
The actor says that he also sets aside money until his savings reach a considerable amount.
"Mero'n din akong savings na hindi ko ginagalaw.