Thursday, December 7, 2006

Piolo Pascual

You Raise Me Up

Piolo Pascual is a Filipino actor, singer.He began his career at age 17 in the teen variety show That's Entertainment. He later joined a soap opera called Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako(At the Moment You Need Me), playing the menacing playboy villain Raffy.

He was paired up with Judy Ann Santos in Kahit Isang Saglit. They later did other hit soaps, Esperanza and Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka. He also starred with her in movies: Bakit di Totohanin and Til There Was You. They teamed up once again in 2006 in the movie Don't Give Up On Us, in which he performed the title theme of that movie.

In 2001 he appeared in a Sprite commercial. The plot is about a schoolgirl played by then unknown comedienne, Toni Gonzaga who could not help but scream "''''I LOVE YOU, PIOLO!!!!" ' at the mere sight of him.

In 2002, he appeared with Philippine's Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos, veteran actor Christopher de Leon, and Carlos Agassi in Dekada '70, a film based on Lualhati Bautista's novel of the same title about Amanda Bartolome and her family's struggle during the Marcos regime in the Philippines. Pascual received numerous awards for his role as an activist.

In the year 2003, Pascual released his SECOND album, My Gift, and had a series of concert of the same name. By 2004, he appeared in Star Cinema's Milan with actress, Claudine Barretto. Both actors bagged the FAMAS award for Best Actor and Actress respectively for the movie. He also played a modern day Robin Hood named Oslec in TV Series Mangarap Ka. He also performed Closer You and I, the theme song to the Tagalised Korean TV series Princess Lulu.

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