Piolo Pascual is the busiest
actor lucky to be working these days when show
business is at an all-time low. The actor is solidly
booked for films, television, recordings, concerts
domestic and overseas, and endorsements until 2007!
Last year, Piolo’s handlers were in panic when the
actor got embroiled in successive career-threatening
controversies from which there seemed to be no way
out. The scandals involving Piolo was a PR
nightmare, the despair of spin doctors.
First, there was that explosive sex video that
supposedly showed the actor engaging in sex with a
male partner. Although the clip — widely seen on the
internet and circulated nationwide through cell
phones — was later found to be bogus, it had done
considerable harm to the actor’s wholesome image.
Then there was that brouhaha about alleged vote
buying by Piolo’s camp at the Star Awards for Movies
so he would bag the best actor award. Word about the
alleged vote buying leaked before awards night but,
even if Piolo was not involved in the supposed vote
buying, somehow it cast suspicions on his previous
best actor trophies.
But miraculously, Piolo proved to be a tough cookie.
He was not vanquished as hoped for by secret
detractors. If at all, the actor — a devout
Christian — found a fresh start in show business,
winning a whole new following that was spawned by
his new underdog image.
Today, Piolo hardly has time for family and self.
His work schedule is a handler’s despair. One of
them says that juggling the actor’s daily schedule
is an everyday challenge, not often met by success.
Recently, Piolo’s people decided to scrap a major
concert that the actor was set to do at the Araneta
Coliseum next month simply for lack of time. Tried
as he did, the actor simply could not squeeze in
enough time to prepare and rehearse for the show.
Many were disappointed; Piolo is one of a very few
artists who can effortlessly pack the gigantic