When asked about the rumored romance between his fellow Star Magic talents John Lloyd Cruz and Angelica Panganiban (not in photo), Piolo Pascual simply said, "Both are my friends."

Photo: Noel Orsal

At the gala night of Sun Shorts held on September 7, we saw a handsome star fixing the coat of another guy near the entrance of Newport Cinema 3 in Resorts World.

“My brother Choi,” Piolo Pascual said when PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) approached him for an interview.

In public, we see Piolo Pascual as an actor, a singer, and a heartthrob.

But sans the camera, he's known for being a responsible son and a good brother. In fact, when the topic shifted to his homes in Los Angeles and Nevada that were featured in YES! magazine, he quickly replied, “It’s not mine…

“The houses are my family’s— my mom’s, my sister’s…

“So I’m staying there when I’m there, pero sa kanila yun.”

WHAT’S NEXT FOR PIOLO? We mentioned the numerous things he can do— photography, producing films, running, to name a few.

Smiling, he threw in, “I’m just bored…”

But when asked where he wants to invest more time and energy, he answered, “triathlon.”

His last bike event was last month, at the Cobra Ironman 70.3, where he finished the 90-kilometer route in two hours and 47 minutes.

Piolo continued, “I really wanna focus on triathlon, you know, it’s my passion…

“Every day, I wake up when I’m not working, I head to the course and swim, I bike, I run… I really find time… I make time for it…

“It’s a different adrenaline rush.”

Producing more films is also part of his to-do list.

“We’re talking whether there’s Kimmy Dora 3… But it’s hard to follow, siyempre, the collaboration between Joyce Bernal and Chris Martinez.