Piolo on kissing and hugging son Iñigo: Nothing wrong with showing affection to loved ones

  • Actor defended son and himself from bashers amid viral video
  • He said he and his family were raised to be physically affectionate with one another
  • He also said he and his son are lucky they can show affection to each other

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Piolo Pascual defended himself and his son Iñigo from bashers who criticized a video of them kissing and hugging each other; saying physical displays of affection was a normal thing in their family.

“Up to this moment, I kiss my mom on the lips. Ganu’n kaming magkakapatid [That’s how I and my siblings are]. It’s nice to be physical with your loved ones. Ganu’n kami pinalaki [We were raised that way],” the Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted him as saying.

Pascual stressed that both he and Iñigo are not affected by the b*****g and added that they’re lucky they can keep showing their affection to each other.

Mas mature pa nga sa ‘kin ‘yung anak ko [My son is even more mature than I am]. Proud siya ‘dun [He’s proud of that],” he said. “It’s a blessing and dun sa mga nagba-bash sa video namin, ang sarap kaya ng pakiramdam. Bakit ako mao-offend sa mga nagba-bash, at first gusto ko bumawi na parang ano ba kayo? Blessing kaya ‘yun [It’s a blessing, and to those who bash our video, it actually feels good [to be physically affectionate with your loved ones. Why should I be offended by the bashers? I would want to strike back by saying ‘hey, why are you thinking that way?’ This kind of affection is actually a blessing].”

Previously, Pascual also showed a picture of himself lying on the floor with his son. At the time, the photo both drew praise from supporters who lauded their close relationship and scorn from bashers.