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Piolo Pascual: “Leave my son out of showbiz”

Titilaok Jan 22,2011 0 Comments

Piolo with son Iñigo

Last January 9, actor Piolo Pascual was caught by surprise when his non-showbiz son Iñigo joined him onstage in the Sunday afternoon show ASAP during his birthday celebration segment.

Shortly after the show and even in the days that followed, Piolo was allegedly hounded by the press, asking him if there’s a chance that the duet would happen again—in his February 14 Valentine concert with Ryan Cayabyab entitled Piolo Pascual Meets The Maestro, perhaps? Piolo regards being in this situation as “torture.” When asked why, he said, “E, kasi I was really caught [by surprise].”

 ”It was a surprise. I mean, we are all aware that I’m trying to keep him from showbiz, because nag-aaral yung bata,” he told reporters in a press conference promoting his upcoming concert.

The actor further elaborated on his preference not to further place his son in a situation where he would have to deal with showbiz. “Ayokong ma-publicize masyado because ayokong ma-divert yung attention niya from education or from school to showbiz. Because as it is, mahirap if magnified na, whatever you do and then you’re in school, pag-uusapan ka.

 ”Which is one of the reasons why I agreed na mag-aral siya sa States o pumunta siya sa States. Para at least, he will have his own identity.”

On the brief video segment that showed Iñigo giving his father a birthday message, Piolo had this to say: “Now that he’s 13, and then that video was really a surprise, gustuhin ko man siyang pagalitan, gustuhin ko mang magalit, parang… it served its purpose that was his… for me, talagang it’s the biggest birthday gift I got from him.”

Piolo, however, was still firm in his stand that his son stays out of showbiz, at least for the meantime,giving him this message: “I hope na huwag niyang isipin na, way niya yun o maging door niya yun sa pagpasok sa showbiz at kalimutan ang pag-aaral. Because I really insist na tapusin pa rin yung pag-aaral bago mag-showbiz.”


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