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SPOTLIGHT: Get to know this Security Guard Youtuber Kuya Borero

By Gianela Zapata


If you’re looking for mukbangs or fun videos to watch, then look no further. This security guard and youtuber from Bulacan will surely give you good vibes. 

With all the hustle and bustle of working, one can often dream of just sitting down and enjoying a moment to eat. However, in moments when we can’t, mukbang videos keep us company. There are many foodie youtubers on the web, but there is something special about Kuya Borero TV’s simplicity. 




Youtuber

Kuya Borero TV is a youtube channel that mainly posts mukbang videos. As of writing, he now has 9.2k subscribers. The delicious food paired with his lively energy makes his videos enjoyable for many. Viewers even say his uploads are always “pampa-good vibes.”

Click on one of his videos and you will be instantly greeted with a “what’s up mga ka-tropa!” All the food looks mouthwatering—from pinoy breakfast foods like sinangag and pandesal, to fresh fruits like hilaw na mangga and santol. Aside from mukbangs, he also posts probinsya-style or cooking videos and even casual vlogs.


Security Guard

This netizen met him while he was on duty and even posted a photo of him, asking people to like his videos and subscribe to his channel. The tweet ended up having 23k likes, 8k retweets, and almost 300 quote tweets. 

Screenshot from the tweet of user @motivesagb

Romy J. Borero is a 43-year-old security guard who works at LRT. He has been working there for almost six years. 

In an interview with Explained PH, he said that he makes youtube videos because what he earns from his job isn’t enough for their daily needs and that he also wants to make his viewers smile. 

“Dahil hindi sapat ang kinikita ko sa trabaho. Gumagawa ako ng video dahil gusto kong mapasaya ang mga followers ko. Mahilig lang naman ako magpagoodvibes. Malaki ang naging epekto nito sa akin. Dumami ang naging kaibigan ko at naging masaya ako kapag nagustuhan ng followers ko yung mga video ko. Mas lalo ako nag-iisip ng mga content para mas lalo ko sila mapasaya,” he said.


Father

When asked about his family, he says that they are always supportive of him. 

“Naging supportive sila sa akin, lalo na mga anak ko. Sila ang nag e-edit at gumagawa ng mga thumbnail. Excited silang mai-upload ko ang mga video ko," he adds 

However, every day is still a challenge because of the pandemic. 



“Ayos lang po ako sa ngayon kahit hindi pa ako namonetize. Tinitipid ko lang yung budget ko sa ngayon. Gipit talaga ako dahil wala nang overtime. Lalo na may sakit yung asawa ko, halos sa kanya malaking gastos sa maintenance. Bawat sahod ko, sa mercury muna bago sa groceries. Matagal na nagmaintenance asawa ko sa sakit niya thyroid,"

He dedicates the following message to all his supporters. 

“Sa lahat ng mga supporters ko at subscribers, trying hard lang talaga ako. Kahit medyo wala akong pambili ng pang mukbang ko, at least mga gulay at prutas lang mga mumurahing pagkain ang kaya ng budget ko. Ang mahalaga sa akin ay mapasaya ko mga viewers ko. Wag sana kayo mag unsubscribe. Thanks to all of you and God bless you always."