Donny Pangilinan was treated to a little birthday surprise as he turned 24 on Thursday, February 10.
In an Instagram Stories update, the actor credited his onscreen partner Belle Mariano for the surprise, which happened on the set of their hit series He's Into Her.
He also thanked everyone who remembered to greet him on his birthday.
"THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GREETINGS. I LOVE YOU GUYS. BLESSED TO BE A YEAR OLDER," he said.
Meanwhile, aside from Belle, Donny's mother Maricel Laxa also made sure to mark the actor's special day by paying him a visit on the set of He's Into Her.
"My birthday boy! Walang distansyang malayo para sa minamahal ko. Pero social distancing at ingat bilang respeto sa mga naka-lock in din tulad niya," said Maricel.
"Sa lahat na sumusuporta at nagmamahal kay Donny, maraming salamat. I thank you all for all your greetings and special gestures of love. I am still in awe at what the Lord is doing to him and through him. It is a joy and a privilege to celebrate today - Donny’s birthday. I am truly humbled to call him my son. My heart is full. Happy Birthday Donny!" she added.
Cameras started rolling for the second season of He's Into Her last week. The romance-comedy series, which is based on the books by Maxine Lat, first aired in May 2021 on iWantTFC, starring the breakout tandem of Donny and Belle, more popularly known as "DonBelle."
The show is directed by Chad Vidanes, and also stars Kaori Oinuma, Joao Constancia, Vivoree Esclito, Ashley del Mundo, Criza Taa, Limer Veloso, Dalia Varde, and Gello Marquez. As of this writing, a release date for the second season He's Into Her has yet to be announced.