Piolo Pascual admits to giving fatherly advice to Iñigo Pascual when it comes to matters of the heart.
This rings truer now that the teen star has publicly declared his love for rumored girlfriend Maris Racal.
This was what Piolo revealed during his launch as the newest endorser of Megapro Plus Karaoke Player held last July 12 at the Winford Hotel in Manila.
Last July 7, Iñigo performed as a guest during the album launch of Maris at the Skydome in SM North Edsa.
What was Piolo's reaction when Iñigo said "I love you" publicly to Maris during the event?
"Malaki na siya! Bahala na siya sa buhay niya.
"Kung anong gusto niya, panindigan niya," said the 41-year-old actor.
"Wala sa akin 'yan. Handa na ba siya?"
The Kapamilya star also added, "Hindi naman ako ang makikisama kundi siya.
"Ang sinasabi ko lang sa kanya, 'As long as you're sincere, as long as you're true to each other at hindi kayo naggagamitan o naglolokohan, walang problema.'
"Basta happy sila. Nagpunta 'ko one time sa shoot nila... Labas tayo diyan."
Piolo then narrated, "Si Iñigo nga dumating, alas-kuwatro na ng umaga.
"Natapos ako ng taping 'tapos sabi ko, 'Anak, anong oras ka uuwi?'
"[Sabi niya], 'I'll just hang out with my director.' Umuwi [si Iñigo] before five. Kasama si Maris, I think.
"Bumaligtad na ang mundo, siya na ang gumigimik, e."
What can Piolo say about Maris?
"Mabait siya. Mas una ko pa nga siyang nakilala kaysa sa Iñigo.
"Sa PBB pa lang," said the actor about Maris, the former Pinoy Big Brother housemate who won 2nd Big Placer in PBB All In (2014).
In one PBB episode in July 2014, Maris played "Hawak Kamay" on the guitar while singing with Piolo.
He continued describing Maris by saying, "Respectful, very sincere. Hindi mo pag-iisipan na baka hindi totoo yung pinapakita niya. Very candid."
How does Maris call him?
"Papa P," he said with a smile.