- A photo of Piolo Pascual and his son Iñigo hugging him on the floor made rounds in social media recently causing intrigue to many netizens
- The photo was originally shared by Piolo’s long-time personal assistant Moi Bien on her personal Instagram page
- Piolo and Iñigo are both Kapamilya stars and brand endorsers for Sun Life Financial Philippines
A tender moment between father and son being affectionate to each other caused a stir on social media recently.
The photo featured Kapamilya star Piolo Pascual with his sleeping son Iñigo who had his arm wrapped around the 39-year old star. Their quality time at the Gramercy Residences was snapped by Moi Bien, Piolo’s personal assistant. The photo looks harmless and sweet. However, other netizens took to Instagram and left comments seemingly laced with malice and intrigue.
In an interview with entertainment site Philippine Entertainment Portal, Piolo brushed aside such reactions from the public stating that there is no need for him to address the same.
“Hindi na… Kumbaga hindi ko na pinagtakahan 'yun. 'Yun talaga 'yung nature ng tao eh, mapagmasama, 'yung mapagduda,” he said.
(Not really. It doesn’t surprise me anymore. That’s human nature after all – spiteful, suspicious.)
For Piolo, comments from his detractors do not faze him anymore. He even mentioned that they are free to say whatever they want.
“E, my son didn’t see me for two months, you know, so ganun kami. Ganun kami ka-affectionate sa isa’t isa so mainggit na lang sila, di ba?” he said.
(My son didn’t see me for two months, you know, so that’s how we are. We are really affectionate with each so [people] can just be jealous of us, right?)
As a showbiz veteran, Piolo stated that he is already used to people making up stories.
“Sa tagal ko ba naman sa industriya, papatol pa ba tayo? Ipinagkibit-balikat na lang 'yun at mas maraming may kuwentang gawin sa buhay kaysa pumatol,” he said.
(I’ve been in this industry for a while now, should I even comment? I’ll just shrug it off as there are more worthwhile things to do than to pay attention [to my detractors].)
Fans of Piolo quickly came to their idols defense as they posted encouraging and positive comments on Bien’s Instagram page praising Piolo as a sweet and responsible dad while others wishing that their sons will turn out as affectionate as Iñigo even if they are teenagers already. - Kami Media
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