Former actor and professional basketball player Raul Dillo went viral on social media after he appeared in a video to ask FPJ’s Batang Quiapo leading star Coco Martin for help.
The 7-foot-3 Dillo, asked Martin for help, informing the latter that he had no source of income now because his tricycle has been towed because he couldn’t afford its monthly payments anymore.
Dillo shared that he used to sell different foods but decided to stop his business because of his condition.
“Sana po ako po ay inyong mapansin. Ako po ay humihingi talaga ng tulong. Magkaroon po sana ako ng panimula muli para po sa aking pamilya. Dahil may pamilya po ako ng umaasa rin sa’kin,” the former actor said.
As of writing, the video already reached millions of views on social media.
However, Martin has yet to respond to the appeal of Dillo.
Some netizens also urged the actor to hire Dillo to his show like what he was doing to other members of the showbusiness who were experiencing financial difficulties.
“Dapat ito ang isali sa Batang Quiapo, mas deserve tulungan hindi si Toni Fowler na walang ginawa kundi rumampa lang,” netizen Kel said.
“Sana mabigyan ka nila ng pagkakataon makabalik,” netizen Susan commented.
Dillo played for the San Juan Knights in the defunct league Metropolitan Basketball Association (MBA).
His unusual height also captured the attention of some producers and cast him to become a ‘Kapre’, a supernatural half-human, half-horse creature that may be described as a tree giant.