Meet Philmar Alipayo, Andi Eigenmann's surfing champ boyfriend

by Nikko Tuazon
Feb 1, 2019
<p>Andi Eigenmann on what she loves about Philmar Alipayo: "It's the first time I'm with someone who really supports me with that, and then without also forgetting the fact that I have a daughter," says Andi, referring to how her surfer-boyfriend motivates her to become the best version of herself.  </p>
PHOTO/S: @chepoxz on Instagram

Andi Eigenmann is currently making headlines with her pregnancy announcement.

The 28-year-old actress revealed via her Instagram stories early today, February 1, that she is on her 14th week of pregnancy.

Now, all eyes are turned to Philmar Alipayo, the father of her baby.

But who is Philmar?

The entertainment scene may not be familiar with his name yet but Philmar is quite popular in the surfing world.

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He currently ranks 6th on the men's short board division of the Philippine Surfing Championship Tour (PSCT), the country’s first-ever and only professional surfing tournament.

He also made history for being named the first-ever Filipino champ of the PSCT after winning the 19th Siargao National Surfing Cup in 2017.

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In an interview with EdgeDavao.net, Philmar said his interest in surfing started when he was just a kid.

The surfing champ told EdgeDavao, "I was 10 years old when I first started surfing. My Uncle Yok-Yok, one of the best Filipino surfers of his time, taught me."

Hailing from Siargao, Philmar is the eldest of three siblings. His younger brother, PJ Alipayo, is also making a name for himself as one of the country's best surfers.

Philmar's favorite surfing spots in Siargao are Cloud 9 and Tuason Point.

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He also teaches surfing to visiting tourists during his free time at Harana Surf Resort.

Aside from surfing, Philmar is also interested in customizing bikes.

In 2017, he sought the help of Benjo Sun of 3B Customs to rebuild his father's bike.

Now, he co-owns a lodging house with Andi in Baler, Aurora, which is also one of the country's top surfing spots.

Andi, who is currently based in Baler with her daughter Ellie, manages the lodging house.

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The couple's relationship surfaced in August when both Andi, 28, and Philmar, 26, started posting their photos together.

In October, Philmar posted a celebratory photo of him and Andi for their 4th 'monthsary,' which confirmed they have been officially together since June.

In her interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press, Andi shared what made her fall in love with Philmar.

She said, "Well, for one, I’m really motivated to be the best version of myself.

"Like, it’s the first time I’m with someone who really supports me with that, and then without also forgetting the fact that I have a daughter.

"Yun yung number one thing about him, that I feel, like, really parang na-catch niya yung heart ko.

"Kasi, not that it was him who showed me how important my daughter is, but he showed me that I can live a life of being a twenty-eight-year-old and being young and free.

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"But at the same time, incorporating my relationship with my daughter and time with my daughter there [Siargao] more than ever."

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<p>Andi Eigenmann on what she loves about Philmar Alipayo: "It's the first time I'm with someone who really supports me with that, and then without also forgetting the fact that I have a daughter," says Andi, referring to how her surfer-boyfriend motivates her to become the best version of herself.  </p>
PHOTO/S: @chepoxz on Instagram
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