Fifth Pagotan, the brother of comedienne Chariz Solomon, has admitted that he is bisexual.
The housemate of Pinoy Big Brother All In made this revelation on ABS-CBN's reality show.
The July 15 episode of PBB All In indicated that the housemates had the choice to receive good news or bad news about them.
Fifth decided to receive bad news.
Robi Domingo showed criticisms about the housemates that were posted on social media. One of the comments stated: "Ayan na naman si ___. Parang bakla kung magreklamo kaya siguro di sila magkasundo ni ___. #alamna"
Robi then asked the housemates to identify whom they think is being referred to by this comment.
Towards the end of this episode, Fifth told Big Brother inside the confession room: "Kung nahuhusgahan na po ako dun sa bakla issue...kung iibig po ako hindi ko po iisipin yung estado sa buhay nung tao, yung hitsura, or yung sekswalidad ng tao."
The discussion of the housemates regarding these negative comments was aired on the July
16 episode. They focused on this particular comment: "Ayan na naman si ___. Parang bakla kung magreklamo kaya siguro di sila magkasundo ni ___. #alamna"
Fifth admitted that he was bullied in the past when he was called "bakla" and "malambot."
"Binu-bully akong ganyan...sensitive ako, malambot ako," disclosed Fifth.
Robi asked Fifth to elaborate further and the PBB All In housemate narrated, "Sanay na ako na nabubully ng ganyan."
Do comments like these still affect him?
"Nakakaapekto pa rin. Masakit siya pero minsan titiisin mo na lang.
"I don't need to explain myself to them.
"Lagi ko na lang ba ipapaliwanag ang sarili ko? Hindi kasi kilala ko ang sarili ko and as long as totoo ako at totoo ako sa mga taong nakapaligid ko, masaya na ako dun.
"I don't need to explain myself to them."
TALK WITH BIG BROTHER. Inside the confession room, it was shown that Fifth also told Big Brother that he felt he was the one being called "bakla."
"Siguro dun sa mareklamo kaya hindi sila magkasundo ni blank, parang alam ko na po na ako iyon," said Fifth.
"Last week, inamin ko naman ang pagkakamali ko na reklamo ako ng reklamo tapos gusto ko po mag-suggest sa team namin.
Pwedeng ako siguro.
"Kasi sa labas ganyan ako binu-bully."
Kuya asked Fifth if the said comment is true.
"Siguro po masasabi ko pong totoo pong para akong bakla magreklamo kasi ganun po ako magsalita, ganun ako kumilos. Masasabi ko minsan, mareklamo po talaga ako.
"Minsan nagagawa rin po ng stress at pagod. Inaamin ko po ang pagkakamali ko at itatama ko po siya. Makakatulong siya para sa akin personally."
Fifth said he got hurt by the label given to him. "Yung sa bakla-bakla, nasaktan pa rin po ako.
Pero hindi na po bago sa akin."
SHOWING HIS TRUE SELF. During another session with Big Brother, Fifth revealed that there were some people who advised him to conceal his true nature.
"Bago ako pumasok dito, sinasabihan ako ng mga tao na huwag kong ipakita yung ako. Na huwag akong masyadong madaldal, na kailangan mag-act na parang matigas.
"Sabi ko, ayoko ng ganun. Basta ginagawa ko kung ano ang gusto kong gawin dito.
FIFTH'S SEXUALITY. Towards the end of the program, Fifth told Kuya: "Yung tungkol sa bakla issue, naisip ko po na i-clear ang issue ng sexualidad.
"Siguro masasabi kong open-minded akong tao."
Big Brother then directly asked Fifth: "Ano ang sexuality mo?"
Fifth answered, "Ang hirap po ikuwento, Kuya, kasi natatakot po ako."
In a separate occasion, Fifth was shown telling his fellow housemate Manolo Pedrosa, "Hindi ako straight. Bisexual ako.
"Hindi ko alam kung mag-iiba ang mga tao."
WHAT IS FOURTH'S REACTION TO THE ADMISSION? Fifth stressed that he already accepted this side of him.
"Kung marami man ang hindi tanggap yun, yun lang po, basta tanggap ko ang sarili ko at mga taong nagmamahal sa akin."
As a cliffhanger, Fifth's twin, Fourth Pagotan is shown with tears in his eyes as Big Brother asks him if he accepted the true nature of his brother.
However, Fourth's answer was not aired in the episode of PBB All In last night.
It will be recalled that in 2006, Rustom Padilla (now BB Gandanghari) also admitted on Pinoy Big Brother that he was a homosexual.
PBB All In housemate Fifth Pagotan admits he is bisexual
July 18, 2014