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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Piolo Pascual Biography

Piolo Pascual, Piolo Jose Nonato Pascual in real life, was born on January 12, 1977 to Filipino mother and a German-Spanish father. He has a son named Iñigo from his former girlfriend.

Piolo Pascual's acting career started in University of Santo Tomas when, as a Physical Therapy student, he joined the theatetrical group "Teatro Tomasino".

His first TV appearance is in Kuya Germ's "That's Entertainment". He also appeared in ABS-CBN's educational show ATBP as Kuya Miguel. His first big break in TV is "Sa Sandaling Kailangan mo Ako" where he received an Asian TV Awards Best Drama Actor nomination.

Piolo's first big movie break was the title role in "Lagarista" where he received his first Gawad Urian nomination for Best Actor. This movie was also exhibited in the toronto, Pusan and Hongkong Film festivals.

In 2009, Piolo started the year with the movie "Love Me Again (Land Down Under)" opposite Angel Locsin. They had a location shoot from the beautiful ranches of Bukidnon to as far as Australia. The movie was a box office hit and received positive reviews from movie critics.

Piolo and is also slated to be paired with KC Concepcion for the Philippine remake of the koreanovela "Lovers In Paris". A movie with KC is also lined up for them with a tentative working title "The Man I Loved" which is scheduled to hit the big screen in the middle of 2009.


Dreamboy is a 2005 romance film starring Piolo Pascual and Bea Alonzo. The film was released under Star Cinema and was directed by Gilbert Perez.

Cyd (Bea Alonzo) is a hopeless romantic who dreams of meeting her "Mr. Dreamboy". She works as a salesgirl at a supermarket and spends her spare time reading romantic novels.

One day she meets Philip (Piolo), the arrogant and handsome person who owns the store that she works in. Cyd thought that he was her true love but was confronted by not belonging in his glamorous world.

From out of nowhere Cyd meets Eboy (Piolo) who saved her from a snatch-thief and has an uncanny resemblance to Philip. Cyd starts falling for him but felt betrayed upon learning his past.
While trying to erase Philip and Eboy from her memory, Cyd meets Jaime (Piolo), who also looks like Philip. Again Cyd starts to fall in love with her dreamboy.

Cyd thinks that she's finally found her one true love, but one day she finds out everything was just a set-up. He explains everything to her and tells her that he really loved her the whole time.

She forgives him, and the movie ends on that note.

Main Cast
Piolo Pascual as Phillip/Jaime/Eboy
Bea Alonzo as Cyd

Supporting Cast
Camille Prats as Cyd's friend
Nova Villa as Cyd's grandma
Julia Clarete as Mabel
Miko Palanca
Jackie Castillejo
AJ Dee as Cyd's friend
Roden Araneta

Source: Wikipedia


Milan is a 2004 romantic film released under Star Cinema, ABS-CBN film productions, in the Philippines. It stars Claudine Barretto and Piolo Pascual. It's a love story written by Raymond Lee, and under Olivia Lamasan's direction.

This story follows the journey of naive Lino (Piolo Pascual) as he searches for his missing wife in Italy. He comes across Jenny (Claudine Barretto), an imposing figure in the Filipino community of migrant workers, whose dreams of grandeur have clouded her need for personal relationships. In a desperate quest for and game of survival, the two find refuge and affirmation in each other.

What started as a mentor – protégé relationship, Lino and Jenny’s partnership evolves beautifully into a self-consuming love affair. Until these are put to a test. Reality bites as the land changes everything.

In the end, it matters not that Lino finds his wife for he has found himself. And alas, it matters not for Jenny that she sacrifices for love, for she has learned to give, in order to live again.

Piolo Pascual as Lino
Claudine Barretto as Jenny
Iza Calzado as Mary Grace
Ilonah Jean as Vangie
Ryan Eigenmann as Perry
Lotlot De Leon as Ruth
Ana Capri

Filming Locations
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Milan, Lombardia, Italy
Como, Lombardia, Italy
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Venice, Veneto, Italy

Milan theme song The Gift was performed by Piolo Pascual.

Source: Wikipedia

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Till There Was You

Till There Was You is a 2003 Filipino romantic drama film directed by Joyce E. Bernal and starring Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual.

Joanna (Santos) meets single father Albert (Pascual) and his baby Pippa on a bus. When she gets off the bus, Joanna accidentally leaves her photograph behind with her book. Over the years, Pippa comes to believe that this picture is of her mother. Years later, Pippa meets Joanna again, and Albert hires her to act as Pippa's mother. Eventually, Albert and Joanna become romantically involved.

Judy Ann Santos as Joanna Boborol
Piolo Pascual as Albert Robles
Marissa Delgado as Zita Robles
Eliza Pineda as Pippa Robles
Ronaldo Valdez as Alfonso Robles
Angel Jacob as Rachel Garcia
Jennifer Sevilla as Celia Hernandez
Bearwin Meily as Bogart Boborol
Matet De Leon as Jean
Gina Pareño as Lagring Boborol

Source: wikipedia

Dekada '70

Dekada '70 chronicles the life of a middle-class Filipino family who, over the space of a decade, become aware of the political policies that have ultimately led to repression and a state of martial law. Vilma Santos stars as Amanda, who realizes the implications of living within a dictatorship after sorting out the contradictory reactions of her husband and five sons. Julian, her husband, supports his eldest son's efforts to rail against the government while simultaneously refusing to condone Amanda's wish to find a job. Her second son (Carlos Agassi) is in the US navy. Her third son (Marvin Augustin) writes illegal political exposes. The fourth (Danilo Barrios) fell victim to a corrupt police department, and her youngest (John W. Sace) is still a boy.

Cast and characters

Vilma Santos - Amanda Bartolome
Christopher de Leon - Julian Bartolome
Piolo Pascual - Jules Bartolome
Marvin Agustin - Emmanuel Bartolome
Carlos Agassi - Isagani Bartolome
Danilo Barrios - Jason Bartolome
Kris Aquino - Student Leader
Ana Capri - Mara
Dimples Romana - Evelyn
Philip Salvador - Carlos Bartolome Sr.
Jhong Hilario - Willy
Carlo Muñoz - Rene
Tirso Cruz III - Evelyn's Father
Orestes Ojeda - Dr. Rodrigo
Joshua Dionisio - Carlos Bartolome Jr./Cocoy/Caloy
John Wayne Sace - Bingo Bartolome
Marianne de la Riva - Evelyn's Mother
Manjo del Mundo - policeman
Cacai Bautista - rallyist

Source: wikipedia