2012 (ABS-CBN)
Actor Piolo Pascual admitted that he was considering becoming a pastor.

In an interview with Wilson Lee Flores, which was published at the Philippine Star on Sunday, Pascual said he hoped to become a pastor one day.

“Yes, I had wanted to be a pastor, but my church (Victory Christian Fellowship) told me I’m more important where I am now because many are becoming pastors, but to be Christian in showbiz is important,” he said in the interview.

Pascual, 35, said he became a born-again Christian when he was 25.

In the interview, Pascual also revealed that he contemplated joining the priesthood. In fact, after high school, he applied for seminary training but abandoned his plans when he got accepted at the University of Santo Tomas for college.

He said he deals with controversies in his personal life by “lifting up all his burdens to God.”

“One of the things that struck me was Piolo insisting that going to church every Sunday and reading the Bible every day is not sufficient; he urges attending Bible study sessions once a week,” Flores said in his column.

Asked for his advice for success, the actor told Flores: “Positive thinking, have faith in God, love life, avoid things bad for the health or body, keep things simple in one’s life, pray, read the Bible every day.”

Piolo: 'I'm at peace' Posted at 02/23/2012 8:03 PM | Updated as of 02/24/2012 7:01 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Actor Piolo Pascual said he is focusing on the more positive aspects of his life, months after his controversial breakup with actress KC Concepcion.

"Basta dasal and having a positive outlook. You have to love yourself," he said during the cover shoot for the magazine Men's Health on Thursday.

Pascual also said he is content with his life right now.

"I'm at peace," he declared. "Just let go and focus on everything positive."

Pascual is currently shooting for his upcoming series, "Nang Dahil sa Pag-ibig," which also stars Jericho Rosales. He is also working on his latest film with Angelica Panganiban.

Despite going through a rough period after the breakup with Concepcion, Pascual managed to stay in good shape.

In his second cover for Men's Health magazine, the actor showed of his rock-hard abs and fit body, which he credits to constant workouts.

"I eat everything I want, including a lot of rice," he said of his diet. "Balanse lang since I work out so much." -- Report from Ginger Conejero, ABS-CBN News

Piolo's son talks about dad's breakup with KC Posted at 02/19/2012 5:44 PM | Updated as of 02/19/2012 5:44 PM

[PHOTO - PIOLO'S SON, Inigo Pascual, lives with his other in California]

MANILA, Philippines – The son of actor Piolo Pascual has finally broken his silence about the controversy surrounding his father's break up with actress KC Concepcion last year.

In an exclusive interview with StarStudio Magazine, Inigo Pascual said there came a point when he shed tears because of the things that are being thrown at his dad.

“Yes, I’ve cried before. You know that feeling when you want to say something but you can’t?

It makes me feel really bad and mad at the same time. Sometimes I just want to say stuff and tell them off,” he said.

Inigo said he badly wanted to tell those people who are spreading rumors about his father to stop telling lies.

“I want to tell them not to say stuff anymore but I can’t because it will make things worse so I’d rather not say anything,” he said.

Inigo said his father is a good man and people should get to know him first before bashing him.

Inigo also shared the ideal characteristics he wants his dad to find in a girl.

“I want him to find someone who’s simple, someone who I can talk to, and someone who I know really loves him for who he is and someone who will take me as I am and for being my dad’s son,” he said.

According to Inigo, he would prefer a non-showbiz girl for his dad in his next relationship.

For the full feature on Piolo and Inigo Pascual buy a copy of the March issue of StarStudio Magazine.

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