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Man fills up drum with P20 bills from selling gulaman, fish

A man recently went viral after he filled up a plastic drum container with P20 bills from savings from his daily earnings selling gulaman and fish.

According to Oscar Oida's report on "24 Oras" on Monday, 22-year-old Gerdan Tolero started saving up to 30 pieces of P20 bills in January this year.

Tolero said he does not spend his earnings unless it is an emergency.

"'Pag gumastos po ako iniisip ko kung talagang kailangan po, 'yong mga wants, luho, 'di ko po muna pinapasok. Talagang wala sa isipan ko," he said.

(Before I spend, I contemplate whether it is a want or a need.)

He said he was inspired to save up after losing almost everything to a fire last year.

Tolero's family was among the families who lost their homes during a fire in Tondo, Manila.

He said he hopes that this "ipon challenge" will serve as an inspiration to other people.—Ma. Angelica Garcia/LDF, GMA News