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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


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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Piolo Pascual makes Cebu women swoon

This year’s Cobra Ironman 70.3 was held at Shangri-La Mactan Resort & Spa. Superstar Piolo Pascual was cheered by the women who swooned over him and other ambassadors of the brand: Matteo Guidicelli, Anthony and Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan, Dyan Castillejo and Kim Atienza.

Popular Gotta team consisted of Mark Hernandez, Gilbert Remulla and Raymond Racaza. Polo Tri team consisted of David Charlton, Amanda Carpo-Bond and others.

Piolo Pascual Cobra Ironman
Piolo Pascual Cobra Ironman

Coach Ani de Leon-Brown organized the IronKids race. Tessa Prieto-Valdes came by to say “hi” and showed her support, but she was scheduled to attend Michel and Amparito Lhuillier’s fabulous 50th wedding anniversary.
Visiting from Rudy Project Italy was export manager Claudio Fantin. With him were Gabriele Boschi, CEO of Brand Gateway, Inc. (tel 5716637 loc. 107) the distributing company of Rudy Project, and his wife Julie.

Matteo Guidicelli came with his dad, Gianluca, and his sister, Giorgia, with the adorable Marco Vazzoler, GM of the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa.
It was definitely a day of strength, stamina, good health and beautiful faces. What else could one ask for, di bala, palangga?


By Maurice Arcache |Philippine Daily Inquirer9:45 am | Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Piolo needs a woman in his life

Piolo Pascual, lalo’t right after the unprecedented success at the box office of his last movie with Toni Gonzaga and Iza Calzado, Starting Over Again, proved that where his showbiz career is concerned, there’s not much he should ask for.

More especially now that he has an upcoming series na malaki ang possibility na magiging top-rater din. Aside from the fact that the series, reportedly titled Hawak-Kamay, co-stars him with Iza again, co-starring din ang mga sikat na young stars na sina Zaijian Jaranillo, Xyriel Manabat at Andrea Brillantes.

Piolo might be tasked to sing the theme song of Hawak-Kamay, which is, as we all know, is a composition ni Yeng Constantino.

It was Yeng’s winning song while she was inside Pinoy Dream Academy.

A singer and popular recording artist as well, he has recorded many songs for Star Records which all sold like the proverbial hotcakes.

He had tried producing films such as Kimmy Dora. And luckily for him, were box office hits as well.

He is currently producing indie films, the latest of which is Silong, which former singer Jeffrey Hidalgo directs.

So, what’s lacking na lang ba sa buhay ni Piolo Pascual?” tanong namin sa kanya.

“Aaminin ko,” he replied. “Babae.”

“Yes, I dream na magkaroon ng sariling pamilya,” Piolo added sincerely.

Since his much-publicized and quite controversial breakup with KC Concepcion, wala nang na-involve na babae kay Piolo.

Of KC, she’s reportedly back in town after taking up acting classes in New York.

She’s currently linked to Paolo Avelino.
Published : Thursday, April 17, 2014 00:00
Written by : Nel Alejandrino

Shaina and Piolo hide true relationship?

HINDI ikinakaila ni Piolo Pascual na dumating sa punto ng kanyang career na gusto na niyang mag-quit sa showbiz pero nabago ang lahat nang maipalabas ang unang team-up nila sa pelikula ni Toni Gonzaga, ang “Starting Over Again” na siyang sumira sa lahat ng box office records.

Na-feel marahil ni Piolo na kailangan pa siya ng industriya kaya isinantabi muna niya ang kanyang planong pagre-retiro sa showbiz na kung tutuusin ay napakaaga pa.

Piolo is currently preparing for his 10th album under Star Records kung saan mapapasama ang duet nila ng kanyang teen-age son na si Inigo at pinaghahandaan na rin niya ang kanyang bagong teleserye na may titulong “Abot Kamay.”

Speaking of Piolo, isang malapit sa pamilya ni Shaina Magdayao ang nagpaabot sa amin ng balita na mahigit one year na umano ang relasyon nina Piolo at Shaina na hanggang ngayon ay hindi pa rin kinukumpirma ng magkabilang parte.

Published : Thursday, April 17, 2014 00:00
Written by : Aster Amoyo


Piolo Pascual

Why Piolo wants to retire in US

LOS ANGELES — For actor-singer Piolo Pascual, Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World” is the song that best tells his story as he embarks on a new chapter in his life and career.

He said he still can’t believe how much audiences worldwide embraced “Starting over again,” his movie with Toni Gonzaga, which is now one of the all-time highest grossing Philippine movies.

But before the movie came out, Pascual admitted he was thinking of saying goodbye to showbiz.

“We’re not getting any younger. My son is not getting any younger. I want spend more time with him,” the 37-year-old actor said, referring to his only child, Inigo.

“I want be able to attend to some other stuff, do some other businesses. I’ve been so busy with work almost half my life, and I thought, you know, before I get married, at least I’ll have time for myself so I can still enjoy my bachelor life,” he said.

Asked if he is considering having another child, Pascual answered: “I think that’s one of the reasons why I wanted to retire — so I can spend more time alone and just really smell the flowers, and you know, be on the lookout.”

But it’s also his son and the love and support of his fans that made him rethink his early retirement plans.

At his concert, he was met with loud cheers and applause by his loyal fans. “I guess there’s still a reason for me to stay,” Pascual said.

But when the time comes, the actor said he embraces the possibility of retiring in the United States where he enjoys a normal life. Here, Pascual said he can go wherever he wants, like when he attended Manny Pacquiao’s recent fight.

“I crave for it. I like it, I enjoy it. Kanina coming from Vegas, I flew alone. Maganda rin ‘yung anonymity, maganda rin na, you know, nandoon ka lang sa isang side and no one bothers you,” he said.

But right now, he’s not rushing anymore to leave his celebrity life behind.

“I don’t know what legacy I’m leaving, but one thing for sure is that I’m grateful for what the Lord has given me. I’m grateful for the chance that I was given,” he said.

Pascal added that he is very excited about his new ABS-CBN teleserye, “Hawak Kamay,” where he will play an adoptive father of five.

He also hopes that the plans for him to team up anew with Gonzaga will materialize soon.


By Yong Chavez, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau
Posted at 04/15/2014 7:30 PM | Updated as of 04/16/2014 12:29 PM
Actor Piolo Pascual. ABS-CBN

Casinos: Filipino heartthrob Piolo Pascual romances audiences at Harrah’s Tahoe

Piolo Pascual
Piolo Pascual

Fans of Filipino entertainment have some choices to make Friday, as both Harrah’s Tahoe and Thunder Valley feature performers beloved by the island nation.

On Friday, Tahoe hosts Piolo Pascual, the definitively handsome acting/singing/modeling talent often tagged as the “Filipino Heartthrob.” Pascual, who got his start in the biz on the the teen variety TV program “That’s Entertainment,” has become a fixture of Filipino feature films, benefiting from his country’s love of romance.

Romance has also been the through-line of his recording career, starting with his first release “Paolo,” which went platinum.

By Mel Shields
Bee Correspondent
Published: Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 – 5:55 pm

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/10/6310681/casinos-filipino-heartthrob-piolo.html#storylink=cpy

Piolo Pascual

Piolo Pascual: 2014 certified Box Office King

THE one and only Papa P., the Ultimate Heartthrob of the Philippines conquered the entertainment industry once again. In his recent mega box office movie Starting Over Again, he retained his stature as a bankable actor, box office producer, in-demand product endorser and a multi-platinum recording star. Piolo Pascual is a phenomenal artist in this generation.

I am so impressed by his perseverance and dedication to his profession. Success is a word that can easily be defined by everyone. But, it always takes a lot of hard work and passion to reach an evenly successful life. Piolo Pascual knew his destiny and therefore worked to achieve his long time dream of becoming a renowned actor.

Piolo’s father was a casting director for international films that were shot here in the Philippines. He was introduced in the world of theatre and acting when he joined his father’s school theatre group, Teatro ni Kiko.

During his high school years, he started appearing in That’s Entertainment in the 90’s. Piolo eventually left showbiz to focus on his college studies at the University of Sto. Tomas. In 1996, he migrated to the US together with his family.

Piolo worked as an ER representative. When he turned 21, he decided to return to Manila and pursue a showbiz career. His love team with Judy Ann Santos included big hits like Kahit Isang Saglit, Bakit Di Totohanin, Till There Was You, and Don’t Give Up on Us.

His movie with Claudine Barretto, Milan, was one of his top grossing films which won him Best Actor awards. In 2002 film Dekada 70, Piolo earned eight awards in the Best Supporting Actor category and was given a special recognition for this rare grand slam from winning all awards giving body.

His also received international accolades for his acting. He was recognized in Banff World Media Festival and International Emmy Awards. In 2013, Piolo went to Cannes for the movie On The Job.

I could tell a lot about Piolo’s achievements, but this page would not be enough to accommodate all of them. How did he reach all this success? His journey in showbiz was never easy. He experienced a lot of trials when people thought that his career is almost over and the undying rumors about his sexual orientation kept on going around the industry.

Despite of all the rumors and criticisms, Piolo kept his faith in God. He remained strong in the eyes of many.

Recently, Piolo admitted that he considered leaving showbiz to settle in America with his son Iñigo. The success of his film Starting Over Again with Toni Gonzaga prevented him from doing so. He gave everything to God whom he considers as the creator of his destiny. His recent box office movie earned more than P400 million.

He is very grateful to those who remained by his side and trusted in his ability and talent. True enough, Piolo Pascual is a good man blessed by his fervent faith.

You are one of a kind PJ, once again you have proven that “you can’t put a good man down.” Fans of Piolo Pascual will have a chance rekindle their devotion to this beloved heartthrob when he performs on April 11 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe and April 13 at White Memorial Church in downtown Los Angeles. For tickets and information, please contact me or Vic Perez at vicperez@ventertainment.biz. See you there!

By Monet Lu
Published: March 22, 2014

– See more at: http://asianjournal.com/lifestyle/piolo-pascual-2014-certified-box-office-king/#sthash.nT4kXGLS.dpuf

Toni not claiming credit for film’s success with Piolo

TONI Gonzaga doesn’t want to entertain the intriguing observation that she’s the reason Starting Over Again became a certified blockbuster and that she helped Piolo Pascual back to becoming a box-office star again.

Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga
Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga

“I think that’s unfair,” she avers. “He is Piolo Pascual already. No matter what they say, his contribution to the industry can never be underestimated. When I was just starting in the ‘biz and eventually moved to ABS-CBN, it was my wish to do a project with him. I’m thankful that it happened and bore a very successful result.”

The actress-host believes that apart from her on screen chemistry with Piolo, the material itself is a huge come-on why the film delivered at the tills.

“Oh yes! I guess it’s just right timing and right project. For one, the story is not your usual fairy tale. It’s so mature that the twist is acceptable to the viewing public. It helped that contemporary movie buffs are more intelligent now. They appreciate realism in what they watch, which is a very good sign!”

Asked whom she wants to do a movie with in the near future, Toni reveals, “Bosing Vic (Sotto)! Everybody knows that I started with Eat Bulaga. We were supposed to do a movie intended for the MMFF before, remember? It just didn’t push through. I really wish to do a project with him so I can have a guesting stint in EB. It’s been 10 years since I left the show and I miss the whole gang!”

Rumor has it that she and boyfriend Paul Soriano are already engaged since December of last year only they’re keeping it a secret.

“It’s not true! If ever that time comes, we will not deny it. It’s something you should be proud of in the first place,” ends Toni.

By Joseph Peter R. Gonzales | Mar. 16, 2014 at 07:01pm
Source: http://manilastandardtoday.com/2014/03/16/toni-not-claiming-credit-for-film-s-success-with-piolo/

‘Starting Over Again’ breaks records, passes P400M mark

MANILA – The first big screen team-up of Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga made history on Saturday, becoming the first non-Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry to surpass the P400-million mark.

According to Star Cinema’s advertising and promotions manager Mico Del Rosario, “Starting Over Again” now ranks among the highest-grossing Philippine films of all time, just a month after it was released in theaters on February 12.

It bumped off the 2011 comedy film, “The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin,” which earned P332 million during its run.

The film, which is Star Cinema’s Valentines’ Day offering, also broke records abroad, becoming the highest-grossing Filipino movie in the international box office.

It also beat the previous career records set by its lead stars Pascual and Gonzaga, as well as its director Olivia Lamasan (“Madrasta”, “The Mistress”, In the Name of Love”).

Written by Carmi Raymundo, “Starting Over Again” tells the story of college professor Marco (Pascual), whose girlfriend, Ginny (Gonzaga), left him without saying goodbye or giving an explanation.

Four years after the breakup, the two cross paths again at a time when Marco is already happy with a new partner, Patty (Iza Calzado).

Forced to work with Marco, who has also successfully pursued his passion to become a chef, Ginny starts to regret leaving him and tries to win him back.

“Starting Over Again,” which is part of the continuing 20th anniversary celebration of ABS-CBN film outfit Star Cinema, is still showing in over 270 theaters in the Philippines and in select theaters in the United States.

Posted at 03/15/2014 5:07 PM | Updated as of 03/15/2014 6:31 PM