• A picture of a sleeping Iñigo hugging his father Piolo Pascual became a target of malicious comments online
  • Piolo said there’s no need to address these malicious comments
  • He knows that some people tend to be cynical 
  • He said he and his son are just affectionate towards each other

MANILA, Philippines – Piolo Pascual shrugged off malicious comments after a photo of his son Iñigo embracing him while sleeping became viral online.

The photo was uploaded by Piolo’s longtime personal assistant Moi on her Instagram page a few days ago and has been a target of malicious comments from bashers.

The photo was captioned: “welcome back PapaP”

According to Piolo, he hasn’t seen his son for two months and the picture shows just how affectionate they are towards each other.

He said there’s no need for him to address the malicious comments of other people to their photo because he knows very well that some people tend to be cynical.

Philippine Entertainment Online quoted him as saying in an interview during the “15 Silkamazing Years” event of Silka at Trinoma Activity Center on Saturday, July 23: “Kumbaga hindi ko na pinagtakahan ‘yun. ‘Yun talaga ‘yung nature ng tao eh, mapagmasama, ‘yung mapagduda. My son didn’t see me for two months, you know, so ganun kami. Ganun kami ka-affectionate sa isa’t isa, so mainggit na lang sila, di ba””

[Actually, I wasn’t surprised. That’s simply the nature of people. There’s a tendency to be malicious and cynical. My son didn’t see me for two months, you know, that’s why we’re like that. We’re really affectionate to each other, so let them be envious, right?]

According to an article published by Rappler, Piolo revealed in a previous interview that Iñigo even canceled a job so they can spend more time together because Piolo had been out of the country for two months.

He added that while he was away, the two of them would text each other everyday.