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PIOLO PASCUAL: ONE OF THE BEST ACTORS OF HIS GENERATION with a WELL-DESERVED GRAND SLAM TRIUMPH
FILM AND TELEVISION AWARDS
BEST ACTOR (MILAN) - FAMAS (2005)
BEST DRAMA ACTOR (MANGARAP KA) – 1st ENPRESS Golden Screen Entertainment TV Awards (2004)
GRAND SLAM BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (DEKADA '70) (2003)
- METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL-PHILIPPINES 2002
- U.P. FILM DESK of the YOUNG CRITICS CIRCLE
- PMPC STAR AWARDS for MOVIES
- FILM ACADEMY OF THE PHILIPPINES (FAP)
- GAWAD TANGLAW
- GAWAD URIAN
- GMMSF's SPECIAL RECOGNITION for RARE GRAND SLAM
PIOLO PASCUAL: FILM AND TELEVISION NOMINATIONS
- Dreamboy (GAWAD TANGLAW and ENPRESS GOLDEN SCREEN - MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
- Milan (ENPRESS GOLDEN SCREEN, PMPC STAR, PASADO, LUNA (FAP), and GAWAD URIAN)
- I Think I'm In Love (MANILA FILM FESTIVAL)
- Mila (FAP)
- Lagarista (GAWAD URIAN)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
- Esperanza (METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL and FAMAS)
BEST DRAMA ACTOR
- Sa Piling Mo (PMPC STAR)
- Mangarap Ka (PMPC STAR)
- Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako (4th ASIAN TV Awards)
BEST SINGLE PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
- Maalaala Mo Kaya "Lobo" (PMPC STAR)
Happy Valentine Piolo
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CONGRATS SA NEW HOUSE SOLIDS!!!
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY KUYA PJ
Happy Valentine's Day everyone
PIOLO PASCUAL: INDEPENDENT DIGITAL CINEMA ARTIST
KAGAT NG DILIM
Kagat Ng Dilim (a 15-minute digital short film by Cesar Hernando) (May 31, 2006 at MyCinema, Greenbelt 3) …. Mr. Piolo Pascual as Ka Serafin
PEX THREAD: http://pinoyexchange.com/forums/showthread.php?t=273299
A DIFFERENT, more rugged, gun-wielding Piolo Pascual will greet film buffs as he plays the lead role in an experimental short film, Kagat ng Dilim. The 15-minute film by Cesar Hernando will be shown as one of the feature presentations in a film series sponsored by Cinema as Art Movement, a student organization based at the UP College of Fine Arts.
The organization is celebrating its 8th anniversary with a festival of short films and a long feature film. CinemaIKLI/Cine-maHABA will run for two consecutive Wednesdays at the UP’s Cine Adarna in Diliman starting today, Sept. 27.
Kagat ng Dilim is set in rural 1950. Piolo plays a guerilla leader whose troop patrols the mountains of Central Luzon. His men fall one by one to an invisible enemy. Slain victims’ bodies are found to have two wounds on their necks, leading to talk they were bitten by aswang (vampire).[/QUOTE]
CHOPSUEY (a full-length digital film) (NO RELEASE DATE YET)
Inquirer - Dolly Anne Carvajal
Piolo Pascual is wrapping up his first full-length digital film “Chopsuey” under Gee Entertainment Production. It’s about a Chinoy family beset with tragedies. Piolo’s role is challenging because he has to show what it’s like to be extremely depressed without much dialogue. His soulful eyes will do most of the talking.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY PIOLO PASCUAL...
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY MGA KAPWA KO ADIK...
I love You Piolo
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PIOLO PASCUAL MOVIES EXHIBITED IN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS
Canada 12 September 2000 (Toronto Film Festival)
South Korea 9 October 2000 (Pusan International Film Festival)
Hong Kong 11 April 2001 (Hong Kong International Film Festival)
Philippines 25 December 2002 (Metro Manila Film Festival)
USA 28 June 2003 (New York Asian American International Film Festival)
Philippines 17 August 2003 (Cinemanila Film Festival)
Canada 31 August 2003 (Montréal World Film Festival)
USA 7 November 2003 (Hawaii Film Festival)
Japan 14 September 2004 (Fukuoka Film Festival)
USA 2004 (Palm Springs International Film Festival)
France May 2005 (Cannes Film Festival New Cinema of the World Section [Non-Competition)
Philippine’s Submission for Best Foreign Language Film (2004 Academy Awards "The Oscars")
France May 2005 (Cannes Film Festival New Cinema of the World Section) [Non-Competition]
Thanks Annette, for finishing thread 27.
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IN THE BEGINNING
PIOLO PASCUAL: STRIKING IT HOT
by Anna Pingol
When Piolo Pascual was formally launched by ABS-CBN’s Star Circle Batch 3 in September of 1996, his dream of becoming a TV and movie actor seemed finally at hand. Ilc had wanted this long enough. All the way hack in high school when he was with the Tcatro ni Kiko of St. Francis and all the way to college when hc was part of the Teatro Tomasino of the University of Sto. Tomas. But, barely six months following the launch, the guy disappeared.
He had tipped and left for California to join his family. It was his mother’s ardent plea.
“So hindi totoo ‘yung na-frustrate ako sa career ko kaya ako umalis,” he says today, at a time when the movie Lagarista is on the verge of making him the next big star. “Truth is, maski ang ABS noon hindi rnalaman kung paano ako ipu-push, kasi hindi rin nila alani kung lilipad ba ‘ko o mag-stay ba ‘ko? half-baked din kasi ang decisions ko noon."
Over in Los Angeles, he lived a life not different from the rest of his neighbors, which is to say a normal, regular life.
“I was a student. I was studying General Education for majoring na. Sa UST kasi, nag-shift ako sa Physical Theraphy in preparation nga for the States. E, sa States, you have to undergo two years of GE to take up all the general classes bago ka inakapag-major. I also worked in a hospital as admitting ER representative. It’s a clerical job. It was a nice life and I had a good time.”
But he knew something was missing. his true passion, acting, was out there, unattended, unfulfilled—and it bugged him. So while in LA, he made himself good and ready.
“Nag-workout ako doon. bago ‘ko umalis, I was lanky, I was super payat. Tapos, nag-a-attend ako doon ng mga acting workshops. I really wanted to improve myself. Kumbaga, I still tried to explore my deepest self. ‘Yun bang kahit may iba ‘kong ginagawa, sinisingit ko ‘yon. Kumbaga, kinarir ko pa rin”
In any case, something always came up to remind him of what he’d left behind. Such as the time he found work as company security for the Oscar Awards, and he ended up pining for the Philippine showbiz scene.
Finally, in 1998, despite his mother’s disapproval, he packed up once again, this time to return to the Philippines.
“It was very hard for me. hang beses akong iniyakan ng mommy ko kasi ayaw niya talaga ‘kong pabalikin. Pero bumalik ako kasi gusto kong tumayo sa sarili kong paa. I can do that in the States, pero it’s hard to live na hindi mo masvadong gusto ang ginagawa mo. I know I can do more. P’wede ko pang i-explore ‘vung life ko, marami pa ‘kong gustong puntahan, marami pa ‘kong gustong gawin.
In August of 1998, he formally re-launched himself in local showhiz. His newfound drive must have been contagious. Within days of his arrival, ABS-CBN Talent Center, his original base, had signed him to a five-year television/management contract.
“Hilig ko talagang mag-artista. May naumpisahan na ‘ko, hindi ko lang natapos. Kahit paano naman, may mga kakilala na ako. I just need to re-establish myself, which nagawa ko naman.”
Star-Cinema director Olivia Lamasan was the first to take a gamble on him when she casted him for the October television mini-series “Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako.” The show, shot on location and starring seasoned actors, made enough waves to merit a sequel. In it, he virtually stole the limelight from many co-stars with his portrayal of a hard-hearted brat.
“It really opened doors for me. Pero risk ‘you kay Inang (Olive Lamasan) kasi wala pa naman akong napu-prove, ‘di ba? So, pinagbutihan ko doon and suwerte naman na napansin.”
Unexpectedly, his unsympathetic brat character created quite a stir among the show’s predominantly female audience. They squealed. Piolo did well with the role, all right, but there was something much more: the guy had real screen charisma. Before anyone knew it, he was hot.
Hopping from one drama show to another—”Esperanza,” “Marinella,” “Star Drama Theater,” and more recently, “Saan Ka Man Naroroon”—became his staple.
Then he invaded the big screen. With Mel Chionglo’s Lagarista, Piolo’s launching film, he is expected to make an even bigger name for himself. The Crown-7 people, the film’s producers, all think so. In fact, they’re already calling him the next big “leading man,” a title reserved for such stars as Richard Gomez and Aga Muhlach.
Certainly, everything’s coming up roses for Piolo. He can call his mom right now and say he was right to return to the Philippines and show business—and he would not be out of turn.
Of course, with all this fame comes a price. Already, Piolo admits it can be a real effort handling success well.
“You know, honestly speaking, the people around me have said that it affected me—positive, negative ways. Because, you know, in this business you never really know what’s gonna happen, not unless sabihin sa ‘yo ng tao. Siguro I went to that stage na lumaki aug ulo ko. Sa ‘kin it's okay na i-admit that because some people in this business, sila mismo ipaparamdam sa ‘yo na sumisikat ka na, na you’re something else. They treat me like a special person. Sabi ko, lalaki talaga aug ulo mo. What keeps me grounded is my family and my friends who really knew me ever since I wasn’t in this business pa. Sila kasi ‘yung rnga taong mahal ka kahit ‘di ka sikat. Sila ‘yung pareho pa rin ang turing sa ‘kin noon at ngayon.”
THIS is how I started. How I’ve tried to survive and how I’m trying to cope with the system. And how I’m trying to differentiate my life and learn how to live a different life from show business and my personal life which is very hard.
To start with...show business wasn’t my dream. It’s just the urge and my passion to act that really pushed me to show business. So, maliit pa lang ako, it’s like you’ll look at the mirror and you see yourself when you act and you pose. It’s also one of my frustrations, I wanted to be a ramp model. I still wanted to be a Broadway actor. When I was younger, siguro fate na rin siguro. I was spotted by Tito Germs (Moreno) and I was asked to join That's Entertainment. I was in third year high school. I stayed there for a year. For me, That's Entertainment was a training ground. I learned to gain confidence and self-esteem. I was able to overcome my shyness.
After that, I stopped, nag-college ako. I went to U.S.T. First year college, so, siyempre, nandoon ang urge ko ng acting. So, I saw this audition in Teatro Tomasino ,so, I auditioned right away before the school year started. I was able to pass and I auditioned for a part, Juan dela Cruz in New York City and fortunately I was the only one who got in na newcomer.
So, first time pa lang na-draw ‘yung passion ko sa teatro. I was so engrossed. Parang I don’t wanna go to school I don’t wanna go to my classes anymore. Whenever I wake up in the morning, first thing in my mind is teatro. So, honestly, my studies was not that good. So, I felt bad. After that first sem, I said, I'm gonna lie-low muna sa teatro. Then again, almost all my teatro friends were from ABS-CBN. They asked me...there was this part na open sa ATBP, so, they asked me to audition. And there’s Noel Nuguit who happened to be my manager that time and urged me to audition and fortunately, I got in.
Then, after that, I stayed for three years. I was able to meet a lot of people. September of 1996, I had to go to the States because ofmy visa. Hindi pa ako showbiz niyan, sa ATBP pa lang. Before my departure, two or three weeks, a person from Talent Center spotted me and asked me to audition for Star Circle. And I said, no...I’m going to the States, I can’t and I’m living there for good.
But it was like acting and showbusiness. So, I tried. Mr. M. Mariolle, Enrico Santos, a lot of people were there. And a week after that, ilo-launch na ang Star Circle 2. But I wasn’t able to be in Star Circle 2 because late ako ng one week. So, they asked me, after a series of auditions which is really hard, I told them that I am going to the States. So, sabi nila, okey! Sabi nila, you better think if you’re staying or not because what we are offering is a serious thing.
So, I called my mom. Sabi niya, ’No! Dito ka na sa States.’ And my mom was staying in the States. And it’s gonna be the first time I’ll see her after six years. So, I told them, I’ll be back. I left siguro after a week na ni-launch kami. So, when I was in the States, I had a hard time convincing my mom to let me go back to Manila. Kasi, parang naputol, eh... I was really crying. ‘Yung excitement ma pumunta ‘ko sa States and see my mom, part na lang ng pag-alis ko. Pero iba 'yung excitement to be with the group and at the same time, nagba-bonding kami. Workshop-workshop. So, after that, one week, Friday, last flight na, sinabi nila na if you will not show up sa formal launching sa ASAP, wala na...wala na ako sa Star Circle. So, I really had a hard time.
So, sabi ko ‘Mommy please! Mommy please!’ So, sa kanya, parang napahiya siya! Eh, ako ang mama’s boy. Ako ang pinaka-baby niya. Parang wala pa raw akong one week, gusto ko nang umuwi. Sabi ko, "Mommy, it’s not that. I just want to fulfill my dream. It’s one thing I wanna try when I’m still young. Mararni pa naman akong taong gugugulin sa States." So, Friday morning, hopeless na ‘ko. I was really crying and I was talking to my sister.
Finally, my mom got home that afternoon and handed me the ticket. Siyempre, may sermon pa na after all those years. We all waited for this, good life at rnagkasama-sama tayong pamilya. But I was handling the ticket and at the back of my mind, ****! I was flying to Manila. I was flying back! So, hindi ako nag-pack ng gamit ko. Isang maleta lang. Hinatid pa nila ‘ko. Ang sakit din noon, para akong tinusok.
Siguro this is part of my being stubborn, my being brat. This is what I want and this is what I wanna do. So, finally, Talent Center offered me a six-month contract. Kapag na-launch ka, six months, so, I consumed my six months contract. I did some guesting but I didn’t have any regular shows because hindi nila alam kung magi-stay ako or not. I was half-hearted then. I also want to pursue my job at the same time.
So, after six months, I decided to go. Sabi ko, I’ll just try it for three months in the States but, it lasted for more than a year. I promised my mom, I owe it to you. This time, I’ll stay with you. Wala na...my vision and my outlook in life is dif ferent na. Iniwanan ko na ang life ko rito. I gave away all my shoes, all my things, basically my room!
Pagdating doon, super saya! Hindi ko na-miss ang Manila. I was a bum for three months. As in sa bahay lang ako, samantalang ang trabaho ko rito, dire-diretso ako. Wala rin akong pera. So, after three months I decided to work. Nakahanap ako ng work sa hospital where my mom is working. So, from the hospital, nag-enjoy na ako ro’n. I was enjoying a different life from 8 to 5. A normal office boy. On the side, naga-advertising naman ako. Field advertising and also, part of that, I worked in the Oscar. With my sister as security. As in ‘yung hawak mo ay batuta lang. And that year, it was Titanic year and they showed all the past winners of Oscar. We we’re really in one ball kung saan sila nagi-stay. So, sabi ko, okey na ‘ko. Next stop is Emmy Award and Golden Globe. So, ako, wala na...kuntento na ‘ko. My mom brought me a car because ayaw niya akong umuwi. Bina-bribe as niya ‘ko and on the side, hindi alam ng mommy ko, nagwo-workshop ako sa Hollywood. Hindi ‘yung big time, ‘yung independent producer lang na no money. If you’re an artist, you’re an artist, you just have to have the drive. If you’re an actor, you’ll learn to work hard for it. Hindi katulad dito. Nagwo-workshop ako ng one-on-one. Nag-train ako sa different group. Ang saya. Sa Amerika kasi, walang star syndrome. So, express yourself!
Then, after eight months, Joji Dincong who later became my manager called me in the States and we met. Na brainwash ako ni Joji. Sinabi niya na kailangan ka roon, a lot of people are looking for you. Sabi ko ‘Joji, I moved on and besides, I love my life here which is parang tinakbuhan ko rin naman ‘yung life na gusto kong gawin.’ So, I realized din that America is not yet my life. So, sabi ko, I wanna face myself. I wanna go back to where I started and from there haharapin ko lahat. Ayoko na noong umalis ako at binigla ko ang sarili ko. Gusto ko dahan-dahan. This time, I wanna prove to myself kung ano ang gusto ko sa buhay ko.
I wanna be an office boy or actor. So, it took me two months napapayag bago ko napapayag ang mommy ko. Magkasama kami sa work, nag-promise na ‘ko, may kotse na ‘ko. Tapos binili niya kami ng lot, ang ganda ng work ko. Tapos, ito pang boss ko, nag-resign ako ang sabi niya sa akin, 'I'll hold your papers, if you wanna come back, the job is still open for you.'
This time, nagkaroon ako ng gusto ko. Kung anong schedule ko gustong pumasok. Permanent position. Eh, nag-resign ako, so, natauhan. I said, I wanna go back. This time, I wanna know how I became like this, you know...I really wanna discover more about myself.
Pagbalik ko rito, two weeks pa na walang nakakaalam sa mga kaibigan ko. Most of my friends learned it only because they saw ‘me in Ipaglaban Mo. After a month, I went to ABS-CBN, so, they offered a five-year contract. And three months after, I auditioned for Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako and I got the part. From then, Star Cinema Offered me a two-year-and-a-half contract for five movies and Crown-7 which I did Lagarista which is my launching movie.
So, parang one year, I was able to achieved lot of things. I was nominated in Asian TV Award. And I was fortunate enough to be a part of three good series, yung Sandali..., Esperanza and Marinella. So, for me now, I just wanna slow down. I don’t wanna go up that fast. Hindi naman ako sikat, pero, may trabaho pa on ako kahit papaano.
I am able to pay my bills now. When I came back I have nothing. No shirt, no shoes. I had to tape in Ipaglaban Mo.. using their costumes. Noong umuwi ako, isang maleta lang ang dala ko I left a lot in the States. Kaya naman ganoon, originally, two weeks lang ako, hindi ko sinabi sa mama ko ‘yun. Just to be sure kung mayroong offer and I wanted to be sure kung may pupuntahan ako. So, later I asked my sister to ship to Manila one box of my clothes.
Sa ngayon, I still have a contract in ABS-CBN at sino ba namang ***** ang aalisan 'yun, plus a two-picture contract sa labas. And besides, I’m happy with what I’m doing. Kahit na maraming obstacles, I know I’m in the right path.
I believe in myself and I trust in the Lord and I know, after all these years, at the end of the day, I still have my dignity. Sa mga intriga, sinasabi ko na lang sa sarili that it’s all part of the business. If you’re new, they’ll gonna screw you. Kung hindi mo nakayanan, talo ka!
And siyempre, tao na naman ako, nasasaktan. But then again, I asked myself, ginusto mo ‘yan, pinasukan mo, so, panindigan mo. I love hearing advices. I’m not a good adviser but through that, naka-survive naman ako. Alam ko na msrami pang darating pero for now siguro, ang assurance ko na lang are the ABS, my family, the people who believe in me, and my faith.
Regarding my family, I’m the youngest. Four girls and two boys. My mom is in the States and my dad passed away six years ago. When my dad was still alive, he’s very authoritative. He’s a disciplinarian. Talagang kapag wala ka ng six-o-clock sa bahay, talagang luluhod ka sa asin. We we’re brought up in a very very strict way. I owe it to them. Until now, hindi ko sinasabing kahit wala ang parents ko magsu’survive kami, but napalaki nila kaming may paa para lumakad or para tumayo.
What fears me? Nothing...siguro loosing my family literally. ‘Yung forever hindi mo na makakasama physically, ‘yun ang fear ko. Parang sila ‘yung mga weapon ko na kung wala sila, hindi makakayanan ‘to. For now, my dream is to finish my studies. I wanna take up film. My goal now is to pursue that pero malayo pa yun.
I wanna focus on my career and my craft. Mahirap mawala, eh. And dream I rin na magkasama-sama kaming pamilya sa isang bahay. Hindi hiwa-hiwalay na wala rito, wala sa States. ‘Yun magkasama-sama lang.
When I was younger I was bad. I was counting girlfriends to my fingers. Alam mo ‘yung mapasagot mo bang kahit hindi mo siya mahal, basta mapuno ko lang ‘yung calendar. Noong nag-high school ako, doon lang ako nag-serious. I had a girlfriend for six years, for four years. Siya ‘yung last. And I also had a girlfriend two years and eight months. When I came back last August ‘yung girlfriend ko sa States, kami pa rin. But when I came back there, I said, I wanna focus with myself and I need to grow up and we separated.
In love ako dahil maganda ang takbo ng career ko ever since I started. There’s no time to long for love. My sisters were there, my friends were there to back me up. Hindi naman ako ‘yung taong kailangan ng love para ma-inspire at makapag-trabaho nang maayos. Ang ibinigay ko sa sarili ko, five years. And when I’m already twenty-eight, so, that’s the time na bibigyan ko naman ng focus ang lovelife ko.
Bata pa naman ako. Gusto kong makaipon, gusto kong magkaroon ng sariling buhay. Gusto kong magkaroon ng sariling business. I want to have my own family and I want to be a good provider. I wanna have a good family. Ayokong maghirap ang mga kids ko.
There’s nothing in particular, basta sa babae, ang gusto ko lang, Filipina. Gusto ko lang simple. Ayoko ng maarte. Ayoko ng maraming luho sa buhay. Masaya na siyang may sariling bahay, nagmamahalan kayo. Hindi mo kailangan ng rnalaking bahay, ‘rung mga materyosong buhay. Gusto ko sa babae ‘yung madaling makuntento.
Well, last...sa mommy ko, I wanna say thanks sa mommy ko na pinayagan niya ‘kong bumalik. To all my siblings who’s been there sa mga winning moments. I really love them and want to thank them for everything. My brother also. At sa mga taong nag-support sa akin. At sa rnga taong naniniwala at nagmamahal sa akin. Sana lang, maging maayos lang ang pakikitungo ko sa isa’t isa.
Ayoko na ng may kaaway. Ayoko ng ganoon, nade-depress ako, eh. And lastly, thanks to the Lord dahil binigyan Niya ako ng chance na gawin ang gusto kong gawin sa buhay ko.
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
PIOLO PASCUAL: THE ENDORSER
Banco De Oro
Cinema One Global
Selecta Ice cream
San Mig Coffee Sugar Free
San Mig 3-in-1 Coffee Mixes (Mild, Original, Strong and Extra Strong blends)
Belo Medical Group
Hammerhead Jeans and Shirts
i2i New York eyewear
Intensity men's fragrance by First Quadrant
Hammerhead's three Piolo Body Scents - sporty, sensitive and sensual
Coca-Cola (with The Hunks)
Last edited by destinybelieve; Feb 14, 2007 at 12:40 AM.
PIOLO PASCUAL: THE CONCERT PERFORMER
NOVEMBER 2007 ARANETA COLISEUM CONCERT TO BE FINALIZED
APRIL 2007 U.S. CONCERT TOUR TO BE FINALIZED
Asap Live Presents… Heartthrobs (Back-to-Back Concert with Sam Milby) THE REPEAT (MARCH 2007 at the ALIW THEATER)
Asap Live Presents… Heartthrobs (Back-to-Back Concert with Sam Milby) (Feb 2 and Feb 3 at the Music Museum)
Renditions U.S. Tour Parts 1 & 2 (April 2006 and Oct/Nov 2006)
TFC Europe Kapamilya Tour Headliner (June 2006)
Solo Concert at the Jubilee Theater of Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada with Ms. Lani Misalucha as his special guest on (March 20, 2005)
First 4-City Solo U.S. Tour (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington D.C.) (December 2004)
My Gift: Piolo Pascual, First Time In Concert at the Araneta Coliseum (April 24, 2004)
Hunks Tours (2001, 2002, 2003)
Hunks, The Valentine Concert at the Folk Arts Theater (Feb 14, 2002)
Hunks, The First and Second Concerts at the Music Museum (July and August 2001)
SPECIAL APPEARANCES IN MAJOR CONCERTS OF THE FOLLOWING ARTISTS
Martin Nievera and Regine Velasquez
Agos: Alay sa La Mesa Dam Concert at the Araneta Coliseum (September 12, 2006)
- "I Finally Found Someone" (with Angelica Panganiban)
- "Kung Malaya Lang Ako"
- "Dahil Ikaw" (with Sam Milby)
- "Isang Agos" (Concert Special Theme Song)
Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan: A Tribute to George Canseco at the Plenary Hall of the PICC (January 27, 2006)
- "Kailangan Kita" (with Kuh Ledesma)
Ryan Cayabyab: The Musicman at 50 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (October 15 and 16, 2004)
- "Sa May Bintana"
Kapamilya: ABS-CBN at 50 at the Philippine International Convention Center (October 17, 2003)
- “Walang Hanggan” (Theme Song of “Dekada ‘70”)
Lagi Kitang Naaalala: A Musical Tribute to National Artists for Music Levi Celerio, Atang dela Rama and Lucio San Pedro at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (September 2002)
- "Awit ng Pabo at Loro" (with Dianne dela Fuente)
Last edited by destinybelieve; Feb 14, 2007 at 03:50 PM.
PIOLO PASCUAL: THE PLATINUM-RECORDING ARTIST
PLATINUM HITS REPACKAGED (with IKAW LAMANG - Theme Song of SA PILING MO) (2006)
PLATINUM HITS (2006) – CERTIFIED GOLD
RENDITIONS: PIOLO SINGS LOUIE O. (2005) - CERTIFIED GOLD
MY GIFT: PIOLO PASCUAL FIRST TIME IN CONCERT LIVE ALBUM (2004)
MY GIFT (2004) - CERTIFIED PLATINUM
PIOLO PASCUAL (2003) - CERTIFIED PLATINUM
BACK TO BACK – PIOLO PASCUAL & SAM MILBY (2006)
Track Listing (Piolo only):
Don't Give Up On Us
Closer You & I
Shadow of Time
Nasaan Ka Man
Sana'y Malaman Mo
SING-ALONG WITH PIOLO PASCUAL (2004)
Paano Kaya Magtatagpo
Bakit Hindi Na Lang Ikaw
Through The Years
Bakit Kayo Pa Rin
I Need You Back
Bakit Kailangan Pang Lumayo
Sa May Bintana
Di Pa Huli
Ikaw Ang Buhay Ko
Ako'y Sa 'Yo Lamang
Ikaw Pa Rin Pala
Kaibigan Mo Ako
Till There Was You
Tell Me Why
Kung Ako Ba Siya?
Muntik Nang Maabot Ang Langit
Kahit Isang Saglit
PIOLO PASCUAL: COLLABORATIVE/SOUNDTRACK/TRIBUTE ALBUMS
HOTSILOG - THE ASAP HOTDOG COMPILATION ALBUM
Miss Universe Ng Buhay Ko
ARNEE HIDALGO: YOU GOT IT ALL
Love Is featuring Piolo Pascual
SARAH GERONIMO: THE OTHER SIDE LIVE ALBUM
The Gift/My Valentine (duet with Piolo Pascual)
CLOSE TO YOU OST
Closer You and I
KUNG AKO NA LANG SANA OST
Through The Years
MY FIRST ROMANCE OST
Kung Ako Ba Siya
TIMELESS TELESERYE THEME SONGS
THE BRIGHTEST STARS OF CHRISTMAS
Pasko Na Sinta Ko
VINA MORALES: MAMAHALIN KA NIYA
Paano Kaya Magtatagpo (duet with Piolo Pascual)
NGAYONG NANDITO KA OST
Kung Ako Ba Siya
Muntik Nang Maabot Ang Langit
GOT TO BELIEVE OST
HIMIG HANDOG LOVE SONGS
Kung Ako Ba Siya
ONLY SELFLESS LOVE
DEEP INSIDE MY HEART: TRIBUTE TO CARDINAL SIN
Take My Life
Let It Be
MISA: RYAN CAYABYAB
HUNKS LIVE ALBUM
Kahit Isang Saglit
Darating Ka Pala (The Hunks)
PIOLO PASCUAL: RECORDING ACCOLADES
6th MTV PILIPINAS VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS 2004
--- Favorite Male Artist People’s Choice Nominee: The Gift
Composer: Jim Brickman
Interpreter: Piolo Pascual
16th AWIT AWARDS 2003
--- Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist Nominee: Kailangan Kita
Interpreter: Piolo Pascual
--- Best Pop Recording Nominee: Kailangan Kita
Producer: Ogie Alcasid
Composer: Ogie Alcasid
Interpreter: Piolo Pascual
--- Song of the Year Nominee: Kailangan Kita
Composer: Ogie Alcasid
NOVEMBER 10, 2002 HIMIG HANDOG LOVE SONGS AWARDS
--- Buyer's Choice Award: Kung Ako Ba Siya
Composer: Arnold Reyes
Interpreter: Piolo Pascual
32nd GUILLERMO MENDOZA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION AWARDS (2001)
--- Most Promising Group: The Hunks
PIOLO PASCUAL: STYLE ICON
1st MTV STYLE AWARDS 2004
Favorite Stylish Leading Man People’s Choice Nominee
Making time for Piolo Pascual
KIKAY EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY By Keren Pascual
The Philippine STAR 10/25/2006
I’m so into Piolo Pascual! Even if he’s like my long-lost relative. Whatever! Anyway, even if we always bump into each other at ABS-CBN (my new part-time office; I’m a hidden talent there), Piolo’s schedule is so busy, full of tapings, rehearsals and appearances, we don’t really get a chance to sit down and talk. I was glad to have caught up with him at this shoot for his new Timex campaign.
He had just finished work on Sa Piling Mo with Judy Ann Santos, and just came from a taping that finished at 4 a.m. We greeted each other and Piolo asked me what I’ve been up to. For someone who barely had any sleep, Piolo still looked good. Then again, Piolo always looks good. To be young and handsome, talaga! He came in dressed in a comfy tee, blue jeans and a well-worn pair of white leather boots. Later on, he changed into a long-sleeved, patterned shirt, dark jeans and black leather shoes.
He has a fondness for boots. Earlier, he showed me his pair of white leather boots. "This is one of my favorite pairs," he said. "I like them looking old and really worn, not bago." He wears them mostly with jeans and likes the way they add flair to his overall getup. So does he have a collection of boots to rival Madame’s (that’s Madame Imelda to the rest) shoe closet? "You’d be surprised," he answered, flashing that lady-killing smile. "I only have a few pairs, but I really use them a lot."
Aside from boots, his collection of jackets, mostly bought from his trips abroad, are his favorites. "I have different kinds in different fabrics," he revealed. He likes mixing and matching them with his jeans and boots to come up with a different look every time.
When it comes to fashion, Piolo is all for being unique. He admitted that as an artist, he’s in a position to start fashion trends, which is why he’d rather be a trendsetter than a follower – just more proof that we’re also related – after all, I like starting trends also. "Of course, I keep track of what’s the latest in fashion and all, but I always aim for a look that’s all my own and not a copy of some other celebrity," he said matter-of-factly. "My first rule when it comes to fashion is comfort."
In between his hosting stints on ASAP and guesting on various TV shows, this guy still manages to find some quiet time for prayer and reading the Bible. More important is spending some quality time with his son Iñigo whose growing up years are something that Piolo doesn’t ever want to miss. Wow, that’s so nice.
His newfound faith plays a big factor in how he views life these days. In his answers to our Proust Questionnaire, he said "Being able to share my faith" was his idea of happiness and cited Jesus, the late Mother Teresa, and his own mom as his heroes in life. I definitely could see that this has changed Piolo a lot. No more nightlife for this guy! "I’d rather spend the time watching movies at home," he admitted. That and being with his family and son, of course.
At the mention of time, I comment on the gorgeous watch he’s wearing. "Timex, of course," he said proudly. His successful team-up with the equally stunning showbiz "It" girl Angel Locsin to endorse this global watch brand has taken the market by storm, just as fierce as "Milenyo." In fact, the names Piolo and Angel are now synonymous with Timex. And with their legions of fans, of course, every little aspect of their fashion style is noticed. I heard that in an Internet forum, one fan raved about the watch Piolo was wearing during the last episode of Sa Piling Mo. That’s how avid they can get about this hunk!
Piolo laughed out loud when I mentioned this little tidbit. "I’m so identified with Timex that people always ask me what style I’m wearing and I think that’s really good for the brand, right?" He gets tons of watches from Timex, of course, but he has his own favorites as well. He showed me the watch he was wearing – an Automatic, one of Timex’s top sellers. "I wore this for a majority of my scenes in Sa Piling Mo. It went well with my character’s fashion style and is really versatile when it comes to looks. Hindi mahirap bagayan."
I can also say the same about Piolo –hindi mahirap bagayan. It’s so easy to get along with him simply because he’s humble and down-to-earth. He makes every second spent with him so worth it. And that smile! He melted Judy Ann’s heart and now, he’s making time with Angel Locsin and yours truly for this interview. What more could I ask for?
Your name: Piolo Jose Nonato Pascual
Your chief characteristic: Faithfulness.
Your favorite qualities in a man: Wisdom and humility.
Your favorite qualities in a woman: Strong faith, womanliness, honesty and strong sense of conviction.
Your favorite qualities in friends: Openness and trustworthiness.
Your biggest flaw: Sometimes I take things for granted.
Your favorite occupation: Servant of God.
Your idea of happiness: Being able to share my faith.
Your idea of misery: Not being productive with my ministry.
If not yourself, who would you be? The President.
Where would you like to live? Manila!
Your favorite color and flower: Anything blue; roses.
Your favorite heroes in fiction: Superman.
Your favorite painters: B. Villanueva.
Your favorite heroes in real life: Jesus Christ.
Your favorite heroines in history: Mother Teresa and my mom.
Your favorite names: Daniel, Zechariah, Bartholomew, Seth.
What characters in history do you most dislike? Those responsible for killing and poverty.
What gift from nature would you like to have? Rain forest.
How would you like to die? Peacefully.
What is your present state of mind? Steady.
Your favorite motto: Let it go, let God.
How do you make time for yourself? No nightlife, I’d rather spend it watching movies!
Where and when was your favorite trip? Every time I’m abroad with loved ones.
Name the place and exact time when you felt happiest: Always, especially when I’m praying.
Your favorite time of the day: Daytime.
What do you think was the best time in your life so far? My ever-blessed career.
The one thing I would rescue first in case of a calamity: My Bible.
I wish I had more time to: Spend with my son.
If I’m not too busy, I always spend time with: My family.
If you could revisit a time in history, when would it be? Hitler’s time.
What do you like to spend your money on? Food, food, food!
Your biggest extravagance: Trips abroad.
Your favorite accessory: Timex watches, of course.
– Based on The Marcel Proust Questionnaire
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