Apl de Ap busy with The Voice, new business venture, advocacy projects except...lovelife!

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Apl de Ap recently opened his first Jollibee branch in Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga.


Apl de Ap did not celebrate Valentine's Day.

In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), he evaded questions about matters of the heart.

But he was indeed dateless because it was his live show for The Voice.


His most unforgettable Valentine’s date, however, was with his ex-girlfriend (they were together for nine years) in Kawai, Hawaii.

BUSINESS VENTURE. He switched on his makuwento mode as soon as his most recent venture was brought up.


"One day she took me to Jollibee. And I lost my mind. And oh my God, this is heaven!”

He added that back then, whenever he would point to the fastfood chain, his mom would always tell him, “Next time na lang.”

And now, he is a proud franchisee of Jollibee.

He led the ribbon-cutting and store blessing ceremonies of his first outlet in Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga, last February 5.

“I’m so happy to be part of the prestigious company.”

Aside from believing it's a good investment, he wants to give his Cabalens job opportunities.

Aprt from this and his showbiz projects, he's been helping build classrooms and computer laboratories across the country.

“I want to open up the information to kids that they could be like me, too, through education and hard work.”

His advocacy echoes the message of his latest single “Be.”

He said, “Be yourself. You don’t have to conform to be someone else.”

THE VOICE WINNER. Meanwhile, this coach is determined to produce a grand champion this season.

So what is his strategy?

“Their story is what really catches my thoughts and feelings.

"Some of these contestants are really, really poor, and they’re really working hard and try to win this show.”

Thus, he formed BMBX (pronounced as boombox) last year to produce albums for new talents, particularly, The Voice contestants.

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For his international career, he will rejoin his group Black Eyed Peas to wax a new album after his stint in the Voice of the Philippines.


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