Siblings Jak Roberto and Sanya Lopez are making headway in showbiz as seen in their respective drama series in the Kapuso network.
Jake’s teleserye Meant To Be, which ended recently, had a successful five month-run.
On the other hand, Sanya was one of the four lead actresses in the just-concluded remake of Encantadia.
Being newbies, both have expressed surprise that their breaks on television came much sooner than they expected.
“Sobrang nagugulat kami sa lahat ng nangyayari sa amin,” Jak exclaimed, elated at their good fortune.
"Parehas kaming may trabaho, salamat kay Lord... Halos hindi kami nagkikita sa bahay ngayon."
But he quickly added, “Pero andito pa din ako as kuya na nakasuporta sa kanya.
“Kung meron siyang problema, ako pa rin yung sinasabihan niya."
Smiling, Jak admitted to being a "bully" to her at times.
“And ganon pa din ako sa kanya inuutusan ko pa din siya sa bahay.
"Wala namang halos nagbago, it's just that pareho lang naging busy na sobrang thankful kami doon."
Come what may, they still have their bonding moments, and their favorite activity, "Movie, mahilig kaming manood."
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) spoke with Jak and Sanya during their visit at the office as part of their media rounds last Wednesday, August 23.
SIBLING REVELRY. Jak revealed being “very strict" at times with Sanya, only because she looks up to him as some sort of a father figure.
He explained, "Noong bata pa siya, mga 14 years old, andito ako as mas matanda niyang kapatid, guide sa kanya kasi wala kaming father, e."
Although Sanya is 21 now, Jak said he remains present in her life, “Andito lang ako para i-guide siya.
“O tapik-tapikin pag minsan na nalilibang siya or nawawala sa focus.
“Iyon yung role ko sa kanya bilang kuya."
He clarified though that when it comes to her personal relationships, he is hands-off.
“Kung saan siya masaya doon din ako, siya naman pinag-dedecide ko sa ganoon, e.”
But he also said Sanya is too busy to entertain any suitor at the moment.
This 23-year old hunk admitted as well turning to his younger sister on matters concerning girls.
Smiling, he said, “Kapag may tanong ako tungkol sa nararamdaman ng mga girls, siyempre hindi tayo aware diyan, siya yung tinatanong ko.
"Nag-a-advise din siya na, 'Kuya, dapat ganito ginawa mo.'"
If he had any particular girl in mind, Jak was not telling.
He simply said, ”I mean, nagte-taping tas nagpo-promo din at the same time, so busy."