Pinag-uusapan pa raw ang pagre-renew ng network contract ni Piolo Pascual sa ABS-CBN.
Ayon sa aktor, natapos na ang kanyang exclusive contract sa Kapamilya network bago pa siya nagtungo sa Europe para sa kanyang two-month break sa showbiz.
Ganunpaman, tiniyak niyang hindi magbabago ang kanyang loyalty sa kanyang home network.
Sabi ni Piolo, na kadarating lamang kamakailan mula sa bakasyon, “I'm very much a Kapamilya.
“You know, I told them, I started here and I'll end my career here.
“Hindi ako aalis ng ABS-CBN for anything.
“Siguro personal [reason] puwede, pero I'm here to stay.
“I value my relationship with Star Magic, with my bosses, with my fellow ABS-CBN artists.
“I'm comfortable here so I don't see any reason why I have to leave or quit my job.
“I'm just being thankful and grateful for the opportunities that are coming my way. I'm here to stay.”
Pagdating naman sa usapang pagre-renew ng kontrata, sabi ng Kapamilya actor-singer,
“Siguro hindi naman kailangan ng kontrata to show your loyalty, but I'm here.”
NOT RETIRING. Dahil sa kanyang bakasyon, may ilan ding nag-isip na marahil ay may plano nang mag-retire sa showbiz ang isa sa prime actors ng ABS-CBN.
Paglilinaw ni Piolo, “I thought of retirement two years ago.
“I guess it was very selfish of me to think of that knowing that this business has given me life more than what I bargained for.”
Dagdag pa ng aktor, ang kanyang two-month break ay pahinga lamang sa matagal na panahon na niyang pagtatrabaho sa industriya.
“At this point in my life, I asked for some time off 'cause I needed to reward myself and also to think for myself.
“You know, I've been working for 18 years straight. I just needed some time to breathe.
“For me, hindi naman kailangang mag-quit sa trabaho.
“I realized that you have to pursue your passion.
“Not that I'm good at what I do, but this is where God put me.
“So, I don't have any right to resist or say no to it because dito ako nilagay ng Diyos.”
Si Piolo ay nagtungo sa Europe kasama sina Jodi Sta. Maria at Hayden Kho Jr. para kumuha ng short course tungkol sa Christian Apologetics sa Oxford University.
Paliwanag ni Piolo tungkol dito, “It's knowing about how to defend your faith and live your life now.
“Of course, in our life now, marami tayong questions and we tackled so many different scenarios and situations.
“Parang every class is a 30-minute or 40-minute class.
“Yun nga, parang it's just knowing where you are in your life and what to know about the current situations na nangyayari sa paligid natin.”
Tila nag-enjoy naman si Piolo sa karanasan niyang ito.
Aniya, “I learned a lot.
“It's so nice to go back to school—wake up early each day with an ID, just sit in the class and take in whatever lesson you can learn from all the classes that we have.
“It's very helpful for my faith and walk.”