Former Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 housemate Marco Gallo will once again reside in the Philippines.
During an interview at Magandang Buhay on January 24, Marco announced that his move to the Philippines will be permanent.
He said, "Actually it's for good. That's my plan po. So, I will see you soon again."
He felt flattered that fans were happy and excited with his comeback.
In July 2018, Marco left the Philippines and went to Italy to study. He had a modeling stint in Italy but after six months, he is now back in the country for good.
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He said about staying in Italy, "Siyempre super lamig, nakakapanibago na naman. Sabi ko parang sobrang lamig para sa mga Pinoy dito.
“Balik na lang sa Pilipinas."
Before he left, the former housemate did the movie Familia Blondina starring Karla Estrada.
ABS-CBN stars Edward Barber and Maymay Entrata were thrilled that he returned to the Philippines.
Edward said in an interview, "Si Marco alam ko he will surprise me and Maymay, hindi ko alam kung kailan.
“So nag-guest siya sa PBB Online. He surprised us tapos nag-all out kami ni Maymay."
Edward thanked Marco for the friendship that they established.
He said, "Grateful ako kasi si Marco siya ang nagbigay ng chance sa akin na I can be a kuya. Kasi hindi ko naranasan 'yon. May ate lang ako, wala akong bunso.
"So kahit six months lang yung difference, he gave me that chance na yung responsibility na parang may kapatid ako na lalaki.
“May responsibility doon pero mahirap din minsan. Kasi si Marco makulit at matigas din ang ulo ni Marco."
During the show, the two spoke fondly of each other.
"Si Marco, parang lagi kaming nagko-compete pero in a good way naman.
“Sinasabi niya palagi sa akin, 'Hoy Edward, mali ang Tagalog mo' o 'mali ang sinabi mo,' something like that.
“Pero it's always to make each other better," Edward emphasized.
Marco felt that his friendship with Edward reached a deeper level when they attended the Star Magic Ball.
Marco recalled, "Kasi sobra akong kinabahan doon. Tapos sabi niya, 'Dude, pinaghirapan mo 'yan, nandiyan ka na go, go.'
“And then I was like, don't leave me. Si Kisses noon [ang partner ko].
“I was like, 'Edward, I feel kinakabahan ako. Paano ito?
“And he's like, 'You are a man, go, do it. Fly, spread your wings.”
When asked about the biggest challenge they faced as friends, Edward answered, "Actually yung day na nalaman ko na aalis siya ay yung day mismo na aalis siya.
“Hindi ko siya nakita, parang ayaw ko siya makita bago siya aalis kasi masakit din 'yon.
“Kasi brother ko 'yon. From PBB until that point he was always there for me, tapos biglang aalis siya."
Marco said it was difficult telling his friends that he was going to leave for Italy.
The Fil-Italian actor admitted, "It was mabigat. Kasi for me it's one of the friendships na alam niyo na kahit anong tagal niyong hindi nag-usap pero ganun pa rin.
“When we didn't have work, magkasama kami. So parang hindi lang ganun kadali na iwanan ko siya."