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Piolo Pascual’s DNA truth

Actor had tests to confirm 17-year-old song Inigo was really his

Piolo and Inigo Pascual
Piolo and Inigo Pascual

Piolo Pascual had a DNA test done on his son Inigo, now 17-years old, to confirm he really was his son.

The admission was made by his sister Chiqui Gonzales, who was interviewed by E! Channel Asia as part of a special report the entertainment network is doing on Pascual.

But the actor declined to give further details, saying he did not want to complicate things. He also said Inigo was aware from early on that he had asked for the DNA testing.

The younger Pascual’s mother is Filipino-American Donabelle Lazaro.

By Vincent Anthony Garcia, Special to tabloid!Published: 21:00 October 12, 2014

http://gulfnews.com/arts-entertainment/celebrity/filipino/piolo-pascual-s-dna-truth-1.1397222

Papa Piolo’s scion and heir makes his bid for stardom

Last Septembver 21 on “ASAP,” the big deal was the first public appearance and performance of “Papa” Piolo Pascual with his 17-year-old scion and heir, Iñigo. They did a duet together, and the good news is that young Iñigo was able to adequately keep up with his dad in terms of singing and “projection”—not an easy thing to do for a total newcomer!

Of course, Iñigo’s genes and psychic connection with his father had a lot to do with his good showing—and also bode well for his incipient show biz entry, which will be more formally highlighted and affirmed by his introductory role in the new teen flick “Relaks, It’s Just Pag-ibig.”

Candidly, Papa Piolo has shared that he really didn’t want his niño bonito to “go show biz” because he’s all too aware—and thus worries—of the pitfalls and “monsters” that are just lying in wait, raring to swallow up and assault clueless newcomers on the yellow brick road to stardom!

Piolo Pascual and Inigo Pascual
Piolo Pascual and Inigo Pascual

But, as Iñigo went from 16 to 17, it became clearer that he had a real yen and potential for stellar performance and success. So, “Papa” has finally taken a deep, paternal breath and given his all-important consent for his scion to pursue and attain his own show biz dream.

On Iñigo’s part, being Piolo’s son and obvious successor is both a blessing and a “curse.” On the plus side, it’s opening many doors and other newcomers must be green and even absolutely technicolor-livid with envy! Imagine, he’s still a relatively untested talent and yet he’s being given his first movie on a silver platter?

More expectations

On the other hand, being Piolo’s heir, a lot is expected of Iñigo, far more than other raw starlets; and if he doesn’t score a bull’s-eye with his first, few show biz appearances, many of the biz’s resident haters and debunkers will loudly bleat, “We told you so—all he has going for him is his so-called show biz lineage and that’s not good enough for a real, well-deserved, stellar career!”

That’s why it was a good thing that Iñigo passed muster as a tyro performer last Sept. 21 on “ASAP.” Aside from singing fairly well, he was able to communicate an appealing combination of “frisky and yet shy” traits and attributes that were just right for a 17-year-old like him.

In other words, he was a natural, secure enough to just be himself, no need for the usual starlet’s porma, siga and pushy determination to make a great first impression that are such a turn-off—on the big and small screens.
Of course, nobody’s perfect, so some negative traits are likely to reveal themselves in the coming weeks and months. But, the key point is, Iñigo lost no points and in fact gained some in his TV baptism of fire.

Part of that initial good impression resulted from Papa Piolo’s proud and beaming paternal presence and support. So, we’re looking forward to Iñigo’s first solo TV performance, to see if he can wing it alone with similar panache and success. That should happen real soon, or else, some people may end up cynically attributing Iñigo’s first, good impression to beginner’s luck!

By Nestor V. Torre | Philippine Daily InquirerOctober 12, 2014 | 12:45 pm
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Toni and Piolo to beat Vice’s record?

Dahil sa higanteng tagumpay ng Starting Over Again, bilang pasasalamat ay nag-blow-out si Toni Gonzaga sa entertainment press by having a thanksgiving presscon.

Hindi alam ni Toni ang exact figures ng gross ng movie na hanggang ngayon ay humahataw pa rin sa box-office pero ang nakarating sa aming balita, close to P400M na raw ang kinikita ng pelikula.

Say ni Toni, hindi raw talaga nila ito ine-expect at ang wish nga lang nila even before the showing, maka-P100M lang ay okay na sa kanila.

“Actually, ang target lang namin talaga ay kumita ang pelikula. Sabi nga nila, makalampas lang ng P100M, okay na ’yun, kasi nga, iba ’yung timpla ng pelikula. Mabigat na light na lalabas ka ng sinehan na parang pinag-isip ka niya, parang iisipin mo ang nangyari sa buhay mo di ba? Na, ‘o, naka-relate ka ba?’ ‘sino ka sa tatlo?’ ’di ba?” pahayag ni Toni.

Maging sa U.S. pala ay humataw sa takilya ang pelikula at nasulat pa.

“Oo, kasi talagang lumaban daw sa box-office doon. Nagulat sila, na parang this newcomer Filipino movie making waves daw in the U.S. Tapos, 52 cinemas lang, naka-$150,000.00,” masayang wika pa ng dalaga.

Sa ngayon kasi, ang may hawak ng record ng highest box-office sa local movies ay ang pelikula ni Vice Ganda last December na Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy na umabot sa P420M. Kasalukuyan pang showing ang Starting Over Again at hindi malayong malampasan nila ang kinita ng GBBT.

Pero ayon kay Toni ay hindi naman daw niya iniisip ’yun at love daw niya si Vice Ganda.

“Natutuwa nga ako sa kanya kasi nagpa-block screening siya (for SOA), so sabi ko, first time na may gumawa sa akin ng ganu’n. Na-touch ako talaga,” say ni Toni.

She added, “mahal ko naman si Vice, pero kung lalampas, eh, magkaibigan pa rin kami. At anu’t anuman ang mangyari, hindi ’yun makakaapekto sa pagkakaibigan namin. At malaki na ang napatunayan ni Vice. Sa kanya na ‘yung tronong phenomenal talaga.”

May bonus na bang ibinigay ang Star Cinema?

“Oo, ikadadamdam ko kung wala,” natatawa niyang say. “Sasakit ang loob ko (kung walang bonus), sa pinagdaanan ko sa pelikula. Ako na lang ang hihingi. Kung hindi man nila bigay, hihingin ko.”

Sa ngayon ay pag-uusapan pa raw nila ng Star Cinema kung ano ang next movie niya. Kung lalagyan ba ng part 2 ang movie o iba naman.

“May nakalatag na talaga akong next na gagawin. Pero dahil nga dito sa movie, hindi ko pa alam kung ano ang magiging plano. Kasi magmimiting pa.”

When asked kung sino ba ang gusto niyang makatrabaho pa or maging leading man, say ni Toni, gusto raw sana niya ay matuloy na ang naudlot na pagsasama nila ni Vic Sotto.

When asked kung magagawa pa ba niyang ulitin ang love scene na katulad ng ginawa niya with Piolo Pascual sa SOA, say ni Toni ay baka hindi na raw at baka maloka na raw talaga ang parents niya.

Published : Monday, March 03, 2014 00:00 Article Views : 1,210
Written by : Vinia Vivar
Source: http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php/entertainment/showbiz-news/68136-toni-and-piolo-to-beat-vices-record