The impact on Albie Casiño's career of "baby daddy" issue

by James Patrick Anarcon
Sep 26, 2016
From being paired to Kathryn Bernardo to a third wheel to JaDine, Albie Casino has had a colorful career since 2010.

Albie Casino was considered as one of the rising stars of ABS-CBN in 2010.

In fact, he was given very good projects that tapped his potential as a future matinee idol.

He was first introduced as part of Your Song presents Gimik 2010 starring Jessy Mendiola.

The said Kapamilya series featured the latest batch of Star Magic talents including Julia Montes (then Mara Montes) and Daniel Padilla.

In Gimik 2010, Albie played Albie Marquez, the younger brother of Lance (Lance Christopher), Jessy's love team partner. The series aired from April – July 2010.

Read: Gimik 2010 brings together Judy Ann Santos, Diether Ocampo, Bojo Molina, G Toengi, and Mylene Dizon

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On August 2010, Andi Eigenmann had a The Buzz interview with KC Concepcion in her segment "KCx: KC Exclusives" wherein the latter found out Albie's Facebook account.

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His relationship status said: "Engaged to Andrea Eigenmann."

Andi then admitted that during that time, someone is making her happy. Andi confirmed that the guy is Albie but she wanted to keep it private because "he is not showbiz and I think that he can just be a part of my personal life."

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Two months later, in October 2010, it was announced that Albie will be a part of the modern retelling of ABS-CBN's drama series Mara Clara.

In the said series, he was paired with Kathryn Bernardo who plays the lead role of Mara. Albie reprised the role of Christian, originally portrayed by Wowie De Guzman.

Read: ABS-CBN aims to reintroduce Mara Clara to the younger generation

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Kathryn and Albie figured in a love triangle with Albie's Gimik 2010 castmate Julia Montes, who played Clara.

Aside from high ratings of Mara Clara, the viewing public also warmly accepted his team-up with Kathryn that fans tagged their tandem as "KathBie."

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In March 2011, Star Cinema announced that they will be giving Julia and Kathryn their own movie titled Way Back Home.

Albie would still be paired with Kathryn while Julia was supposedly paired with AJ Perez until his untimely demise in April 2011. AJ was later on replaced by Sam Concepcion.

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After seven months of airing, in May 2011, Mara Clara ended its run.

ABS-CBN had bigger plans for the duo of Kathryn and Julia, as well as the love team of Kathryn and Albie as the Kapamilya Network planned another TV show for them.

In fact, Julia, Kathryn, and Albie were already gearing up for the teen-oriented series Growing Up that they already had a look test.

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However, in June 2011, Andi's mother Jaclyn Jose confirmed that her daughter is pregnant.

Though Andi nor Jaclyn did not mention any names, some speculated that it might be Albie because they only broke up a month earlier.

In July 2011, Star Cinema announced the decision to replace Albie as the partner of Kathryn in the movie Way Back Home.

They reasoned out that they want to experiment with different combinations for the love team partners of Kathryn and Julia.

Enrique Gil was then chosen as Albie's replacement. The movie premiered on August 17, 2011.

Read: Enrique Gil replaces Albie Casio in upcoming Kathryn Bernardo-Julia Montes movie

Read: Kathryn Bernardo misses Mara Clara leading man Albie Casio

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At the same time, Albie was also pulled out from Growing Up. His Gimik 2010 co-star Daniel was chosen as Kathryn's new TV partner. With the show premiering on September 4, 2011, the "KathNiel" tandem was born.

Read: Newcomer Daniel Padilla replaces 'best friend' Albie Casio as Kathryn Bernardo’s leading man in Growing Up

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In Andi's blog post on September 2011, she revealed that Albie is the father of her baby through her blog post "The Good That Won’t Come Out Chapter: Deux."

Later on, Andi replaced Albie's name with the term "baby daddy."

During this time, Albie had a few TV show guestings, such as in Wansapanataym (which had an episodic format back then) and 100 Days To Heaven.

On the big screen, Albie was seen in the movie Aswang produced by Regal Films and topbilled by Lovi Poe and Paulo Avelino. The film opened in November 2, 2011 in cinemas.

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In 2012, Albie had not been active on television, but he was able to do the independent film The Animals, an entry on that year's Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.

Albie played Jake in this coming-of-age film directed by Gino Santos. The award-winning movie had international premieres in the Stockholm International Film Festival and the New York Asian Film Festival.

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That same year, Regal Films tapped Albie again to be part of the Metro Manila Film Festival entry Shake Rattle and Roll 13: The Invasion.

He was part of the "Unwanted" episode starring Vhong Navarro and Lovi Poe where unfortunately, he was the first character to be killed by an alien.

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In 2013, Albie returned on television but this time, he signed up as a TV5 talent.

His first project was the primetime series Cassandra: Warrior Angel where he was paired with Eula Caballero. The show aired it spilot episode on May 6, 2013 and ended in August.

Read: Albie Casino admits being changed by his ordeal over the last two years: “I’ve matured a lot faster than I should have.”

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Albie continued to do shows with TV5 in 2014, mainly in the tawa-serye Confessions of a Torpe starring Ogie Alcasid.

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In 2014, Albie was tapped again by Regal Films to be a part of the movie Somebody to Love starring Carla Abellana and Matteo Guidicelli.

By this time, Albie was more comfortable showing off his hunky physique and baring his body on TV shows and films.

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In 2015, he was able to do several episodes of Wattpad Presents. This included A House Full of Hunks starring Jasmine Curtis-Smith, John Spainhour, Charlie Sutcliffe, and Vin Abrenica.

Read: Jasmine Curtis-Smith admits: 'Sobrang awkward ko po growing up with guys, in general.'

In August 2015, viewers saw Albie's return to ABS-CBN as he was tapped to play Jigs in On The Wings of Love, topbilled by James Reid and Nadine Lustre.

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The role he took on was supposedly intended for Arjo Atayde.

Read: Albie Casio returns to ABS-CBN; says no to lovelife for now

Albie played the third wheel to the popular Jadine love team. But unlike other third wheels, viewers (and OTWOListas) liked Albie's character and gave him positive feedback.

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Albie even showed off his muscles and toned body when he engaged in a muscles-and-abs showdown with James in an effort to impress Nadine's character.

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Following this, Albie was tapped to be a part of Wansapanataym presents Just Got Laki wherein he played the big brother of Raikko Mateo, aired in May 2016.

In June 2016, Albie did an indie film titled Magtanggol starring Denise Laurel and Tom Rodriguez.

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Albie also had a guesting stint in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano last August.

In the same month, Regal Films tapped Albie to be part of the movie That Thing Called Tanga Na where he played Eric Quizon's lover.

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Last Friday, September 23, reports came out indicating that Andi's half-sister Max revealed that Jake Ejercito is the father of Andi's baby.

As a result, Albie became a trending topic on Twitter.

In an exclusive interview with (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Albie said that he felt relieved now that the truth has finally come out.

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When asked about lost opportunities during that time when the news broke out, Albie simply answered, “Hindi naman, kasi it gave way to my schooling, which is a priority.”

Read: PEP EXCLUSIVE. Albie Casio 'relieved' that the 'truth' is finally out

After everything that has happened to Albie, including his talked-about performance in OTWOL, his fans are surely looking forward to future projects of the young actor.

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