After returning to ABS-CBN for his contract-signing during the Kapamilya Strong event, Donny Pangilinan said he was happy to be back on ASAP Natin ‘To.
“It’s been a while. Ang tagal ko ng hindi nakapunta sa building na ‘to. It’s nice to see my friends again, yung mga dancers, to be on a stage again. And abangan niyo na lang yung performance namin this Sunday. it’s going to be fun. Right now, just being here in the building itself, just feels parang iba, iba yung spirit dito eh. Ang ganda. The spirit, the people, just the environment, it’s different when you enter this building. So I’m glad to be here. In my roots. Thank you so much ABS-CBN for giving me my wings to fly. I will be grateful forever,” he said.
During the Kapamilya Strong event, Donny shared more details about a project he shot abroad called Aja Aja Tayo sa Jeju.
“It’s a reality variety show showcasing the beauty of Jeju island in South Korea. get ready sa pinakamasaya at pinakamakulit na adventure this summer. This was shot before the pandemic and akala nga namin ni kuya Robi (Domingo) na hindi na mag-so-showing kasi ang daming nangyari. The pandemic is so hard. But finally it’s showing this summer and it’s a variety show, a group of friends go to Jeju island, they explore Korea. Kasama ko si kuya Robi dito of course. Grabe yung friendship namin ni kuya Robi dito makikita niyo talaga. Ang dami naming ginawa. We explored Jeju, we did challenges. So, Aja Aja Tayo sa Jeju is something they should look forward to. I’m excited to see it because I haven’t seen any cuts, any scenes. Ang saya,” he shared.
The 23-year-old actor also talked about his upcoming Wattpad series He’s Into Her with new onscreen partner Belle Mariano.
“This last lock-in I think we all got closer. Lahat naman kami, we’re very open with each other and I think that helps when you’re acting as well kasi we’re all supposed to be friends in this series. So I’m glad that all our walls are slowly going down and I’m just excited to see them again. Kasi meron pa kaming isa pang lock-in. We can’t wait to show you guys what we have in store. Thank you for being there. For always trending and for being there in general. We love you guys,” he said.
Having only been in showbiz for a few years, Donnie said he wants to tackle many different roles. “I think I’m still a sponge right now taking in all the information. One thing I learned with direk is to be more vulnerable. Just to be more open. I guess I’ll never stop learning. As you go more into acting you think okay ka na pero hindi pa talaga. It’s a process that I’m looking forward to for sure,” he added.