A proud daddy at 37, Piolo Pascual revealed that his son Iñigo will become part of a Hollywood boy band.
He added that Iñigo heard about the offer to join a U.S. tour of a new all-male group, comprised of “four or five” members, few weeks ago.
“He got in.
“He’s been in the States since two weeks ago. That was the last audition.
“And then a couple of days after that, we just got confirmation that he got in.
“We got a copy of the contract. And we’re just gonna study it.
"They're gonna be moving around. They're gonna be on a tour,” says Piolo.
Iñigo has also tried his luck here in Manila and is slated to topbill Spring Film’s romantic movie, Relaks It’s Just Pag-ibig, opposite Sofia Andres.
Spring Films is an independent film outfit founded by Piolo, Erickson Raymundo, Shayne Sarte, and Direk Joyce Bernal.
“We just previewed the trailer. We might fly him in for a couple of weeks for that.”
Even though his 17-year-old son is bent in joining show business, Piolo wishes that Iñigo will still prioritize his studies.
“Wala ako magawa, e. We got an endorsement. He’s coming out in a film.
“He’s got a boy band. I just hope he finishes high school.”
PARENTING STYLE. PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other entertainment reporters caught up with Piolo at the presscon for his upcoming reality-based episode on E! News Asia Special held last Thursday, July 31.
When asked about how it feels to be raising a teenager, Piolo admitted that he actually braced himself for some tough parenting with Iñigo.
But the Kapamilya actor was proud to say that his 17-year-old son never went through the typical rebellious stage.
“It’s not as hard as I though. Now that Iñigo’s older, mas may sense ang pinag-uusapan namin.
“As they say, yung ganyang edad medyo mas matigas kasi may sungay na.
“But what’s good about the kid is mabait na bata. If there’s anything I’m thankful for, it’s the fact that he grew up to be a really good kid.”
Piolo also teaches Iñigo to be more independent by allowing the latter to make his own decisions—whether it’s related to joining showbiz or finding love.
”I just tell my son, ‘Whatever you’re gonna do, do it.’
“I cannot shelter him. If you try to protect him, how will he learn?
“’Cause that’s how you learn, through your own mistakes.
“At least when you fall, there’s a reason for you to get up, be a better person, and become wiser.”