A former OFW who decided to stay home for good is making good money from old discarded tires, a report on Balita Pilipinas said Friday.
The report, by GMA News' Cebu stringer Lou-Anne Mae Rondina, said Magno Gilbuela was forced to come home after the company he was working for closed.
In the Philippines, he decided to turn his hobby into a profitable business.
"One time nagpapaayos ako ng motor ko na na-flat ang gulong. Wala akong maupuan doon. Nakakita ako ng gulong at doon ko naramdamang maganda pala itong pang-upuan kasi malambot," Gilbuela said.
In three months, his start-up business of furniture sets made from old tires became profitable.
From furniture, which he sells for P3,000, his business eventually expanded to belts, slippers, and vases made from various waste products.
Gilbuela said his new venture helped him find a new source of income for his family and make positive contributions to the environment.
"Ang mga klase ng waste materials pwedeng magawan ng paraan para makagawa ng isang bagay na pwedeng ibenta at makakatulong din sa environment," he said. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News