Angel Locsin says she copies Sharon Cuneta when buying farm land

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Angel Locsin got her small farm in Bulacan in 2014, way before ABS-CBN announced that it would be building its new state-of-the-studio in the area.


Five years ago, Angel Locsin finally achieved her dream of owning farm land in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.

Angel says that getting the property in 2014 was one of the best decisions she has ever made.

"Kaya ako nagkaroon ng lupa sa Bulacan, kasi gusto ko mag-farm. Buti na lang din, good idea, kasi ang mahal na dun ng lupa ngayon.

"Nabili ko na bago pa magbilihan yung mga tao so ewan ko, parang okay din kasi may investment ako dun."

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had a 30-minute chat with Angel at her press conference for her new prime-time series, The General's Daughter, on Thursday night, January 10, at Restaurant 9501 in Quezon City.

DECIDING FACTORS

Like everyone else, the 33-year-old Kapamilya actress thought long and hard before investing her hard-earned money.

Well and good because her small farm has turned out to be prime property.

She tells PEP.ph, "Nalaman ko yun, puro officials and politicians and mga big people nandudoon.

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"So magtataka ka, bakit? E, parang agri land 'to na may konting tao ganyan, maliit yung kalye.

"'Bakit?' So nagtanung-tanong na ako, 'tapos, 'Ah ganun ba? Dito ako sa tabi ni ganito! Pero maliit lang...'

"Ganun lang nangyari sa akin so parang sinuwerte lang. Nagkaroon ako ng time maghanap ng parang mga pang-farm-farm dun sa five years na yun."

One of her inspirations is Sharon Cuneta.

She says, "Nangongopya lang ako! Pag bumili si Ms. Sharon Cuneta... mga ganun!

"Kasi meron silang mga advisers, e, wala naman akong ganun. Hindi ko afford, at wala akong knowledge about that.

"So tinatanong ko lang kung sino may mga may-ari dun, 'tapos kapag mga magaling mag-invest na tao, pag-aaralan ko na, then dun ako susugal, pakonti-konti.

"Ganun ang style ko ever since."

FARM TO RESIDENTIAL LOT

Her small farm already produces a variety of fruits, but its location is currently being developed as a residential area.

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She says, "Hindi ko siya nagawa, nag-i-start lang kasi, may pananim na siya, so harvest-harvest.

"Kasi na-realize ko, kahit gawin ko siyang agri-business talaga, kasi gusto ko yung all natural, all organic, fair trade, lahat ganun yung mga 'pinaglalaban ko...

"Yung property na yun, hindi para dun. Kahit lagyan ko yun dun, hindi siya babagay.

"And yung mga plants ko, magsa-suffer din because hindi ganun yung mga nandudoon.

"Hindi na siya magiging agri-lot kasi puro mga pabahay na yung ginagawa.

"Binibili na siya ng mga ginagawang subdivision. ABS-CBN is there."

Which is also why the value of Angel's farm has appreciated.

"Kung ibebenta ko siya without messing with the... kung wala akong ginagastos dun sa lupa na yun, kung ibebenta ko pa siya, kikita na ako dun.

"'Tapos gagastos pa ako kapag pinaayos ko. So, okay na yung steady ka lang. Wala akong ipapaayos sa 'yo pero nag-a-appreciate yung lupa niya."

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nikko Tuazon is a lifestyle writer with a strong interest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, and music. Connect with him on Instagram at @mrnikkotuazon.


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