Comedian Babalu is one of the most well-known and respected comedians in the Philippines. With a career that spans more than three decades, he has entertained audiences all over the globe with his unique brand of humor.
As of 2023, Babalu's net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Given Name||Pablito Sarmiento|
|Source(s) of Fame||Comedian|
|Date of Birth||June 29, 1942|
|Place of Birth||Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines|
|Age At Death||56|
|Date of Death||August 27, 1998|
|Cause of Death||Liver Cirrhosis|
|Relationships||Married, Lalaine Sarmiento,|
Babalu was born Pablito Sarmiento on June 29, 1942, in Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines. He grew up in his grandmother’s home with his mother and 4 siblings.
He had a rough childhood, often getting into trouble and getting into fights. Babalu dropped out of high school when he was 17 to work so he can provide for his family.
Babalu is one of the most famous and beloved comedians in the Philippines who worked under the ABS-CBN network for how many years.
He first worked as a personal driver for the comedian Panchito Alba before he was discovered by the comedian Dolphy.
His screen name Babalu is referring to his long chin which is oftentimes a subject of tv ridicule by himself.
Babalu was part of the show entitled “Buhay Artista” of ABS-CBN and his life story was featured on the ABS-CBN Saturday tv show “Maalaala Mo Kaya” in 2003.
He was part of the show Home Along da Riles from 1992 to 1998 as Mang Ritchie. He was also a cast in the show Oki Doki Doc as Papsie from 1993 to 1998.
Babalu has an adopted son and he lived with his wife Lalaine Sarmiento until he died in 1998. The two had one child together
In 1998, Babalu was warned by his doctor about the real condition of his health but he kept this from his family, friends and co-stars in Home Along Da Riles and Oki Doki Doc.
According to Babalu’s close friend, Babalu was told by his doctor that he only has half a year to live.
After what his doctor told him, he went to Michigan for a second opinion but the doctors told him the same thing and advised him to spend his remaining years with his family and friends in the Philippines.
He came back to the Philippines looking sick, weak, and thin but he still managed to finish his movies Tataynic with Dolphy and Tong Tatlong Tatay Kong Pakitong-kitong.
On August 27, 1998, two months after his 56th birthday, he died of liver cirrhosis in his home in Antipolo City.
Babalu doesn’t have any social media accounts but his fans have created fan pages in his honor.
Babalu was a famous comedian from the Philippines who had a net worth of $1.5 million. He was born Pablito Sarmiento on June 29, 1942, in Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines, and died on August 27, 1998, of liver cirrhosis.
Babalu doesn’t have any social media accounts but his fans have created fan pages in his honor. Some of his famous work includes being a part of the show “Buhay Artista” on ABS-CBN and being featured on the ABS-CBN Saturday tv show “Maalaala Mo Kaya.”
Babalu has sometimes been associated with other Comedians such as Christopher Reid, Nicholas Bond-Owen, Michael T. Weiss, Mike Minor, Sue Ane Langdon, Ramon Estevez, Vincent Klyn, Kim Kang-hoon, and Ji Min Hyuk.