Piolo Pascual has received his first jab of the vaccine against the novel coronavirus.
The actor shared the news with his fans and followers on Tuesday, June 8, via an Instagram Story update where he is seen getting his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
"1st jab done... then I died (joke)," he wrote in the caption, followed by the hashtag #GoodCitizen.
Piolo is the latest A-list celebrity to get inoculated against COVID-19, after Kris Aquino, Sharon Cuneta, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Aga Muhlach, Alice Dixson, and Jolina Magdangal.
The Philippine government has so far received a total of 9,329,050 of vaccines from Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Russia's Gamaleya Institute. Since the start of the vaccination drive last March 1, 6,096,208 doses have been administered.
The Philippines on Tuesday, June 8, recorded 4,777 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the overall tally to 1,280,773—with deaths at 22,064—one of the highest caseloads in Asia.
Piolo, 44, was last seen in the TV5 noontime show Sunday Noontime Live.
The actor recently launched his own record label called Just Music, which aims to "promote a safe and just creative space for artists to explore their creativity while keeping their rights a top priority."
The indie label is a sub-unit of CS Music, Cornerstone Entertainment’s music label for big mainstream hitmakers such as Catriona Gray, Kyla, Jay R, Jason Dy, Richard Poon, and Ian Pangilinan.