For its 15th season, the famed reality show Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) was done virtually for the first time in light of the pandemic. Called ‘PBB Connect,’ the latest season of the Philippine franchise of the show was streamed live on different platforms for viewers to watch their favorite housemates.
Now, after months of challenges, evictions, and public voting, PBB has finally announced the newest ‘Big Winner’ last Sunday, March 14. The 15th PBB Big Winner is Liofer Pinatacan, a 21-year-old culinary student from Zamboanga del Sur. With the title comes a P1 million cash prize and a house and lot. (Read: LIST: All the Netflix Shows Starring Baifern Pimchanok)
According to his former housemates, Liofer was destined to win the title. That’s why My Pope is listing some must-knows about the newest Big Winner so you’d know what made his co-housemates said this about him!
Liofer Pinatacan Comes From a Big Family
As a matter of fact, he is the 8th child out of 9! Their family lives off farming and farm work. His parents are supporting their children’s education through this noble job— including Liofer’s culinary studies.
This PBB Big Winner Is a Hardworker
Liofer says that he grew up poor, that’s why even at a young age, he already knew how to persevere. “Dahil laki po ako sa hirap, ilang beses na akong minata ako ng ibang tao, pero hindi ako nagpatinag at patuloy akong lumaban,” he said in his intro before going into the Big Brother House.
Even his monicker in the house, “Dong Diskarte ng Zamboanga del Sur,” is a testament to his perseverance! (Read: Here’s a Prayer to Start Your Week with Positivity)
He Was a Backup Housemate for PBB Connect
The most shocking thing of all is that Liofer wasn’t even meant to be in the initial lineup of housemates for this season! According to Direk Lauren Dyogi, he was just a replacement for a supposed housemate who didn’t pass their medical exam. Indeed, things will fall into place if it’s meant for you— and Liofer is a testament to that!