Piolo Pascual was very much surprised when during his birthday celebration on ASAP Rocks, he saw a video of his 13-year-old son I'ntilde;igo singing "I Wanna Hold Your Hand." Piolo told Push.com.ph at the press conference of his upcoming concert entitled Piolo meets the Maestro Ryan Cayabyab that, "Torture yun! Kasi I was really caught [by surprise]. We are all aware that I'm trying to keep him from showbiz, because nag-aaral yung bata [in the US].'nbsp; Ayokong ma-publicize masyado because ayokong ma-divert yung attention niya from education or from school to showbiz. Gustuhin ko man siyang pagalitan, gustuhin ko mang magalit, parang [the video] served its purpose.'nbsp; That was the biggest birthday gift I got from him."
Piolo explained that he decided for his son to study in the US so the child can enjoy a life away from showbiz. But after the video was shown on ASAP, I'ntilde;igo became one of the most talked about personalities in the social media world.'nbsp; Despite this instant fame, Piolo remained firm on his decision not to allow his son to enter showbiz while he is studying. "I hope it doesn't go to his head.'nbsp; I hope na huwag niyang isipin na way niya yun o maging door niya yun sa pagpasok sa showbiz at kalimutan ang pag-aaral. Because I really insist na tapusin pa rin yung pag-aaral bago mag-showbiz."
The actor/singer is not even talking to his son about what happened so as not to give the child an idea that he is now famous.'nbsp; "Ayokong i-entertain yung thought. Ayokong isipin niya na, just because of what he did, na siyempre maraming magiging interesado, maraming mga gustong magtanong about him. I just don't want him corrupted. I just don't want him to think of things other than education. Gusto ko talaga na i-enjoy niya yung pagkabata niya, more than anything. Kaya hindi namin pinag-uusapan."
The main reason the public instantly became interested in I'ntilde;igo was because of his good looks that he seemed to have inherited from his father. Now that the world has seen what I'ntilde;igo looks like, Piolo joked about having proven to the world that his son really does exist. "Pakisabi na lang kay Tito Alfie (Lorenzo) na totoo yung anak ko... joke!"'nbsp; Veteran showbiz writer and talent manager Alfie Lorenzo had long been doubtful about Piolo fathering a child.'nbsp; Piolo then commented, "Kasi marami ang nagsasabi namake-believe or anything. But I don't have to defend, or parang expose him or anything. I respect people's opinion. So, whatever my son did, kayo na ang bahala."