The award-winning actor and philanthropist assures everyone that even if he remains single at 45, he is content and living a meaningful existence.
The award-winning actor and philanthropist assures everyone that even if he remains single at 45, he is content and living a meaningful existence.

"Who is your ideal partner?" is a question that has been part of every interview of top actor Piolo Pascual since starting his showbiz career in 1992. Because until his adoring public sees him happily settled down, they will always keep a close eye on Pascual's personal life, only wishing him the best in love and happiness.

Over the weekend, however, the award-winning actor and philanthropist assured friends and fans that even if he remains single at 45, he is content and living a meaningful existence.

At his latest media conference for longtime supporter Sun Life Philippines at a five-star hotel in Manila City, Pascual related, "[Over] the pandemic, I realized, [happiness] is not about having a partner per se, but about having the independence to live your life one day at a time."

He added, of the last two years, "Time taught me a lot about discipline and [especially] to appreciate life for whatever it gives you by the day."

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Pressed as he always is about going into a relationship, he replied without a hint of impatience, "Hindi kasi ako naghahanap eh. 'Yun ang mahirap dun eh. But there will come a time for me to settle down.

"Again, I don't have any criteria or requirements [for an ideal partner] because at the end of the day, it's about heart, it's about your feelings. Hindi naman hinahanap 'yun, dumarating na lang," he rightly declared.

Despite a lull in the love department, Pascual made sure to reveal he is still far from jaded despite failed relationships.

Still a fan of true love, he stated, "I believe in something that happens out of fate, something that happens with divine intervention or divine appointments. I believe in magic. I believe in something electrifying. And when that time comes, that person will be the ideal partner."

Showing the way to his meaningful existence, Pascual first expressed his gratitude for the overwhelming success of his ongoing "Flower of Evil" series with Lovi Poe. Streamed on Viu, it is currently the No. 1 weekly series on the Southeast Asia-wide entertainment platform.

Secondly, he said he feels very fortunate that his partnership with Sunlife Philippines has only strengthened over time, given such worthwhile and life-changing campaigns they continue to corroborate on for the public.

The actor's current state in life and other similar personal stories in fact have served as the inspiration behind the latest Piolo x Sun Life Philippines project titled "Partner for Life."

The launch premiered how the message of the campaign is depicted in a fun and vibrant music video featuring Sun Life's leading brand ambassador in singer-songwriter Johnoy Danao's single, "Bright Like the Sun."

Danao's composition perfectly captures the emotion of special bonds in people's lives while exuding hope and optimism for the future despite the last two years in pandemic.

Explained, Carla Chong, client experience and chief marketing officer for the company, "In the same way, Sun Life is ready to be the Filipinos' partner for life when it comes to their financial goals even during uncertain times. The No. 1 and longest-standing life insurance company in the Philippines, we have a wide range of solutions that can help Filipinos get closer to their financial goals no matter what life stage they may be."

Those ready to find a bright partner in this compartment of life may connect with a Sun Life advisor through http://www.sunlife.co/TalkToAnAdvisor.

Walking the talk with Sunlife behind him, Pascual ended the pleasant tête-à-tête by saying, "At this point in my life, I just want continue doing what I'm doing. This is something I really appreciate, being in this business, being in front of you guys, and just sharing my life."