In an interview with the Asian Journal Piolo Pascual have shared his best-ever decision in life that keeps him going and continue his passion as an artist and as a servant of GOD.
"I was at the top of my career when I surrendered my life to God. So many things were happening to me at that time. I had just finished Dekada 70 where we won 10 awards. At the young age of 25, I was winning awards and earning millions already. I was working then with Donita Rose and she gave me a Bible. Donita told me to read the Bible and it will change my life."
"I thought how can a book change my life? I was then, so full of myself. I can act. I can sing. I’m talented. I thought I didn’t need anything. But, I’d go home and look at my trophies and feel there is a big void in my life. I appreciated the recognition from my peers in the industry but there was still something lacking; something missing in my life. I cried out to God-I don’t know what to do." "He then made me realize that I was living a very worldly life, apart from Him. Yet, God blessed me so much. It was then that I realized my need for God—not when I was at the bottom needing help—but when I was on top and had everything but God. I surrendered my life to God. And my life has never been the same. God has become my reason for living. I live to share my faith. There is an overflowing grace of God in me. I told our pastor I wanted to just be a pastor but he challenged me to remain in the entertainment industry. He said that God put me in the field of entertainment and I can reach more people where I am. My purpose is to be someone in showbiz who can spread the Truth of God’s Word. God has placed me here and I will shine for him,"
These are the testimonies that keeps Piolo Pascual sharing on everytime he has given a chance to do so. Piolo Jose "PJ" Nonato Pascual, born January 12, 1977 at Manila, Philippines. The youngest son of Mr. Phillip Pascual and Amelia Nonato (4 girls and two boys). Piolo lost his father when he was sixteen. He is a Filipino singer, actor, TV host, model & member of the group Hunks. He has appeared in numerous TV soap operas and movies locally. At 17 he had been a member of That's Entertainment and also with the kiddie show in ABS-CBN entitled ATBP. He became a member of Star Circle Batch 3. Although a little bit successful Piolo still decides to resdes in the US together with his mom, he did a string of jobs instead of studying college. Finally he decided to return to the Philippines to try his luck in the entertainment industry.
He got his luck in a miniseries "Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako" and he has been known internationally in the movie "Lagarista". His pairing with the popular soap opera princess Judy Ann Santos jumpstarts his career and from then on he has been regarded as the most-after-sought Filipino leading man in the local entertainment industries.
Awarded also as best supporting actor in a martial law movie Dekada 70. Piolo Pascual also has a passion for music, in 2003 he released his first solo album entitled My Gift and had a series of concert. He has numerous projects and guestings from time to time. In spite of all the achievements that Piolo has enjoyed he still thinking that there is something lacking in his life and the questions have been answered when he was doin a movie project with the popular asian mtv VJ Donita Rose in a movie entitled 9 Mornings. From the moment he received Jesus Christ as a personal Lord and Saviour he has always find ways to share the blessings that he had already received to his fellow showbiz friends.
He has a son, Inigo. Piolo is a Born-Again Christian, ever since 2003 when he converted. He's a member of a fellowship that helps educate the youth, a member of the Red Cross and has led Knowledge Channel runs to help out public schools.
Piolo have ventured also in the independent film production through the released of the movie "Manila", and represented the Philippines in the prestigious Canness Film Festival. His first venture into commercial films brought home the box office in their first ever production with Spring Films. The movie Kimmy Dora starring Eugene Domingo.
Still more to come for this Christian showbiz personality for he has never forgotten that no matter what the success he may achieved he always bring back the glory to GOD.
A testimony of Piolo Pascual: