- Piolo Pascual is now trending again on social media after his name was involved in a team trying to shoot in Sagada amid the COVID-19 crisis
- The Sagada Rural Health Unit has confirmed the issue but also shared some information regarding the incident
- The actor was reportedly with Bb. Joyce Bernal and his team to shoot in Sagada for the SONA of President Rodrigo Duterte
- However, the team was denied the request and was asked to leave the province immediately
Kapamilya actor and film producer Piolo Pascual is now trending on social media for reportedly being involved in a team that tried to shoot in Sagada for the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte.
KAMI learned that Pascual and award-winning director Bb. Joyce Bernal were denied a request to shoot in Sagada amid the COVID-19 crisis.
In a report by the Inquirer (authored by Daphne Galvez), the Sagada local government addressed the issue after it first went viral on Twitter.
A netizen named Miss Magie (@MiaMagdalena) claimed that Pascual, Bernal, and his team including police escorts were asked to leave after attempting to shoot background views for the SONA.
According to the Facebook post of the Sagada Rural Health Unit, the news actually happened. However, some parts were not completely true.
“First, a coordinator from Malacañang has called the mayor and MDRRMO 3 days ago asking if they can come for a shoot for the president’s SONA on the 27th. Both declined the request,” it read in the post.
“4th, upon learning that a group of people are coming, the task force immediately convened to decide on this matter. 5th, it was unanimously decided that they not be allowed to shoot and should proceed to their next destination. (Sagada is not the only town identified for their shoot),” it added.
As per Miss Maggie’s Twitter post, it was confirmed to her by the Mayor’s Office that Pascual and Bernal went to Sagada as part of the advance party.
The Sagada Heritage Village turned down the team of Pascual to comply with the local guideline that all tourist establishments must be temporarily closed because of the COVID-19 crisis.
The Sagada Cellar Door, where the team was supposed to be staying, will be under monitoring and those in the establishment will undergo mandatory quarantine.
As of posting time, Pascual and Bernal have not yet addressed the issue.
Piolo Pascual, Bb. Joyce Bernal, and talent manager Erickson Raymundo established Spring Films, an independent film production. Among its popular films are Kita Kita, Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme, and Last Night.
Pascual recently went emotional while he was being interviewed on “Magandang Buhay” because of the heartwarming message he received from his mother.
The prominent also shared a throwback photo of him and even the celebrities reacted to it.
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