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TOP boy reunites with long-lost dad

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JUST A THOUGHT: “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” – Albert Schweitzer

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PINOY FILM GETS STANDING OVATION: “Ma’ Rosa” elicited a 10-minute applause/standing ovation from the audience at Cannes International Film Festival where it was premiered. The audience did not stop applauding until filmmaker Brillante Mendoza and the rest of the entourage left the theater. “Ma’ Rosa” stars Julio Diaz, Jaclyn Jose, Maria Isabel Lopez, Andi Eigenmann, among others.

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REUNION FIT FOR REALITY TV: One of the boys, this early, has a story to tell.

Adrian Pascual, 17, was recounting to media how he reunited with his long-lost father whom he hasn’t seen since he was 2.

That was 15 years ago. Which explains why he has no memory whatsoever of his father, who’s now based in Canada with his own family.

Adrian, frontliner of a boy band known as TOP (Top One Project), says his father more than made up for his long absence. “I felt he really loved me, and I thank God for that,” he told us during the album launch of TOP’s album under GMA Records.

The young man from Bulacan, a discovery of Dr. Jerome Navarro, says his ultimate goal is to be an actor. He has done workshops and is raring to land his first teleserye soon on GMA.

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TRAINED TO SING: What is TOP? After winning GMA Network’s multi-platform boy band competition “To The Top,” Adrian Pascual, Joshua Jacobe, Louie Pedroso, Mico Cruz, and Miko Manguba are now collectively known as TOP (Top One Project). Their ages range from 17 to 22.

Their carrier single “Pag Gising” leads four other favorites, such as “Bakit Ganon,” “Alaala,” “Kaya Ko, Kaya Mo,” and “Somebody.”

TOP trained under Maestro Ryan Cayabyab to whom they dedicate their first original composition “San Na.”

TOP’s album has been digitally released and is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, and other digital stores nationwide. The physical album is now available at Php 199 in various record bars nationwide, as well as through www.Lazada.com.ph.