Piolo on replacing John Lloyd in sitcom

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RICKY CALDERON

Piolo Pascual has added yet another brand to his lengthy list of endorsements this week for Mober, a freight and cargo company.

“I am honored to be endorsing something that is proudly Filipino,” said the ABS-CBN actor, who willingly obliged to a huddle interview after his formal launch.

Updating the press with his showbiz endeavors, he talked about joining the cast of “Home Sweetie Home” after John Lloyd Cruz took an indefinite leave from the network.

Piolo clarified he has not replaced Lloydie permanently.


“As of now, I am still in the show as a guest artist. They say the show is doing OK with me on board and I’m enjoying it, but I can’t replace Lloydie there. That’s his show.

“Actually, when I was asked to guest, I was hesitant to do it because nakakahiya kay Lloydie. I was afraid he would think I bypassed him.

Piolo Pascual and John Lloyd Cruz

“But I realized hindi mo naman pwedeng itigil yung show just because wala yung isang bida so I said yes to it because I am also under contract [with the network]and there is no conflict with my schedule to guest. I haven’t spoken to Lloydie but I texted him [about it]. We just didn’t have the time to talk.”

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Newbie director Julius Alfonso was, as expected, nervous when he attended the announcement of the last four entries to the Metro Manila Film Festival. The fate of his directorial debut “Deadma Walking” from T-Rex Entertainment Productions was hanging in a balance.

Deadma Walking failed to make the first MMFF selection based on script submission in June, and fortunately made it this time around, turned in as a finished movie.

“Alam namin na anything can happen, even if we knew na ginawa namin nang maayos yung movie. Tapos, kahit na universal ang theme nito even with gay characters, mahirap pa rin umasa na mapipili kami,” the young director humbly recalled to Roving Eye.

Happy with the results, he shared how his team stormed the heavens with prayers for this second chance since they knew producer Rex Tiri intended the movie for the festival. Tiri had already been disappointed in 2016 with the late Gil Portes’ “Hermano Puli.”

“So when this Palanca award winning script of Eric Cabahug landed on his lap, he already knew it is the script that he had been waiting for,” Direk Julius continued.

Deadma Walking stars Joross Gamboa and Edgar Allan Guzman in the lead as two gays whose strong bond will be tested when the former finds out he has cancer. He asks his friend to plan his fake death, fake wake and fake funeral in a hilarious but touching tale about friendship and love.

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