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Russu Laurente evicted from 'Pinoy Big Brother'

Russu Laurente, the "Bunsong Boksingero" of General Santos City, was evicted on Sunday, January 3 from Pinoy Big Brother Connect.

Russu, 19, got the lowest percentage of votes at 4.39%. He was nominated alongside Crismar Menchavez and Aizyl Tandugon, who will continue their journey.

Robi Domingo shows the tally of votes during eviction night

Screenshot from ABS-CBN YouTube

Before he left the Big Brother House, Russu told the housemates he knew that he was the one that was leaving.

"Lagi ko sinasabi na ready ako sa paglabas. Lagi ko sinasabi na masaya na ako na nakasama ko kayo.Lagi ko sinasabi na ready ako sa pagpasok, ready ako sa paglabas. Magaantay ako sa inyo sa labas and congrats sa inyo."

(I always said I was ready to go. I always said I'm happy I was able to meet you all. I always said I was ready to enter the house, I was ready to leave. I'll wait for all of you outside and congratulations to all of you."

In the January 2 episode of the show, Russu along with Crismar confessed to Big Brother that at one point, they were in favor of the ABS-CBN shutdown. The TV network went off the air on May 5 after its franchise expired. On July 10, lawmakers denied the media giant a fresh franchise, forcing them to retrench thousands of its employees.

Russu apologized to Big Brother, saying that he was not aware of the story behind the shutdown.

"Noong hindi ko pa po alam yung back story nung and nung lalo na hindi ko pa po nakikita yung gaano kalungkot yung mga kaibigan ko na nag-aartista, yung sa ABS-CBN, napabilang po ako sa mga emotion na nakikita ko sa netizens po Kuya na galit na galit po sila."

(When I did not know the back story and I did not see the sadness among my friends who are part of ABS-CBN, I was among the many netizens who were emotional and got so angry at the network.)

"And nung naramdaman ko yung mga nasa loob po ng ABS-CBN, or mga nagtratrabaho sa ABS Kuya, narealize ko po na mali," he said.

(And when I felt what the employees of ABS-CBN were, that's when I realized Kuya that I was wrong.)

You can watch Russu's confession starting at the 1:55 marker.

Upon stepping out of the house, Russu once again apologized to the public for his actions.

Russu is the second housemate evicted, joining Justin Dizon of Pampanga who was evicted last December 27.– Rappler.com