Dominic Roco says that he has not communicated with his dad, Bembol Roco, for the past two years. How did this problem start? “Matagal na, e. More than five years yung problema. Two years na kaming hindi nag-uusap ‘ata.”

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Dominic Roco is proud and nervous to be the lead star of the 2012 Cinemalaya entry Ang Nawawala.

During the July 10 press conference, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had the chance to talk to Dominic regarding this indie film, which will be screened at the CCP from July 20-29, 2012.

He describes his character, Gibson, as a “selective mute.”

He and his mother (Dawn Zulueta) are learning to deal with the death of his twin brother Jamie (Felix Roco).

They are joined in this film by former APO Hiking Society member Buboy Garovillo, among others.

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How does he feel about being the lead actor in Ang Nawawala?

“Siyempre, kinakabahan. Ito po ang biggest project of my whole career. I’m excited but mas kinakabahan,” said Dominic during the interview held at the Dragon Bar in Quezon City.

How is it like working with Dawn Zulueta?

“It was fun kasi marami kaming natutunan sa kanya.”

DOMINIC'S DAD. PEP contributor Mell Navarro asked Dominic if he greeted his father, Bembol Roco, last Father's Day.

The younger Roco replied, “He didn't text me on my birthday.”

What is the reason behind their rift?

“No comment,” Dominic said. 

In a previous interview, Felix Roco admitted that his father, Bembol, already has a new family. 

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How does he feel about the lack of communication between him and his father?