Not because I am A Filipino, I will be biased to claim that Filipinos are talented and has remarkable qualities. Aside from me, other nationalities could also prove that Filipinos are indeed born with amazing and world-class talents. With that in mind, this 52-year-old Filipino driver could turn aluminum wires into an amazing masterpiece.
No one is exempted from negative comments and it sometimes overshadows the positive. But despite all of these, there are a lot of things to be proud of. In fact, Filipinos are really making names not just locally but also internationally. Whether in singing, dancing, acting, inventions, name it, Filipinos are uniquely talented and resourceful individuals.
Among those is Carlito Romanillos. He’s a Filipino artist who is gifted with a wild imagination creating extraordinary. Apparently, people can see how dedicated and passionate he is with his craftsmanship.
For almost a decade, Carlito has been working as an on-call driver. He got separated from his wife and has a daughter who works as a call center agent. He makes creative handicrafts out of aluminum or copper wire then designs it according to his preference. That includes a car, motorcycle, jeepney, bike, vintage vehicles, and other handicraft designs.
When he is just starting, it took him 6 months to finish just one motorcycle. But because of consistent practice and determination, he can now finish one motorcycle every week. Carlito said that he did not have any intention to sell his work at first, but when his friends saw his talent, they told him that he could make money from it.
“I’m selling the motor for P1,500, and they’re asking for P500,’ said Carlito.
However, there are customers who wanted to buy his work at a cheaper price and that makes him discourage. Some of his masterpiece designs are priced up to 7,000. He said that he uses his own money to buy the materials and learned the craft on his own with the help of the internet.
“I hope people don’t haggle too much because this is my work of art. I put a lot of effort into this. After all, I just wanted to make a hobby out of it,” Carlito said.
One social media user named Henry Ngan posted photos of Carlito where he asked fellow netizens to “like and share” the post in order to help the old man promote his work and get him sales.
Luckily, his intricate creations gained so much attention on the internet and netizens praised him for his creative craftsmanship. In fact, some of them offered help to Carlito by purchasing some of his handicrafts and said they felt proud to see such Filipino talent.
If you are interested in Romanillos’ works, you can contact him at +639164772501.