Veteran film, theater, and TV actor Soliman Cruz is a familiar sight along Roxas Boulevard where he is often seen walking along the seawall, talking to himself, or sleeping on the boardwalk. How did he become a homeless wanderer in the city?
Know more about his struggles in documentary program “Mukha,” which starts airing on Monday (Sept 15) on ABS-CBN at 11PM after “Bandila.” The program features fascinating people and their journey through life, highlighting the human struggle and the inevitable triumph of the human spirit.
The episode, narrated by broadcast journalist Ron Cruz, sheds light on how Sol seemed to have found himself in being lost.
After hitting it big with the movie “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” which prompted him to star in a series of hit teleseryes, Sol battled drug addiction.
Knowing the streets and alleys like the back of his hand, Sol would lose himself roaming around the city during the day, but would always come back to the seawall of Roxas Boulevard where he would be lulled to sleep. In what ordinary people can only understand as homelessness, Sol can only describe as being home.