Despite the rains, traffic and an appointment that took longer than expected, young actor Enrique Gil made it to a charity gift-giving for kids battling cancer.
This is what he chose to do on March 30, Friday, to celebrate his birthday. He also made time for PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) for this interview.
We talk about Enrique's plans for the Holy Week.
Sporting a nautical-inspired top paired with tight jeans and grey red lace sneaks, he shares it's going to be a low-key, intimate family affair to include his neighbors in Cebu, who are close friends.
"We grew up with family friends. So parang my family and family ng kapitbahay namin magkikita doon [as well as the family of] my best friend.
"We're gonna stay sa beach house ng tita ko, sa Mactan."
Enrique, star of the upcoming ABS-CBN teleserye Princess and I, reveals their plans for the entire week: "Island-hopping kami... [lunch] sa sandbar."
They will even have lechon prepared, and "doon sa island kami kakain, para may privacy."
Of the many Cebuano delicacies that have made the Queen City of the South famous, what dish can't Enrique live without?
He chuckles and says, "Sa Cebuano food siguro muyong and yung lechon."
We ask what muyong is.
Enrique explains that muyong is "para siyang lumpia na puro vegetables sa loob, sa Cheevers, sa Cebu doon binibili yun. I love that."
Despite the absence of the Gil padre de familia, Enrique says they try to continue the Holy Week family traditions.
ROSARY AT THE BEACH. "We still visit the Sto. Niño and we all pray together. May certain hour na magro-rosary kami."
What makes it special is they pray the rosary at the beach on one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippine archipelago.
He muses that since his dad passed, "it's different kasi siya yung life ng party."