Piolo opens up about son's mom

Posted at 02/06/2013 11:36 AM | Updated as of 02/06/2013 7:23 PM

Piolo Pascual

MANILA, Philippines - For the first time, actor Piolo Pascual talked about the mother of his son, Iñigo.

During his guest appearance on the ABS-CBN morning show "Kris TV" that was aired on Wednesday, Pascual said there is "mutual respect" between him and his former partner, who is currently living with Iñigo abroad.

"What's nice about the mom of Iñigo is that she involves me in everything that my son does. Ipinapakita niya, ini-email niya ako, 'yung report card ng bata. Tinatawagan niya ako kapag may problema 'yung bata, kapag may male problem sa akin niya dinidiretso. So, well, open. There should be an open communication," the actor said as he praised his former partner for raising their son well.

"There's a mutual respect. Importante 'yon. We are doing it, we are being selfless for the kid. It's not about us," he added.

Pascual admitted that it is hard being in constant contact with Iñigo's mother, but he continues to do it for his son.

"Mahirap 'yon, mahirap 'yon. And hindi siya natatapos sa isang usapan lang, sometimes lifetime 'yon. Hindi para sa inyo 'yon, you have to think about the kid. Siya 'yung involved doon, kasi ang ibinigay mo ay broken family and he didn't deserve that. Wala namang magagawa ang bata," he explained.

"So the only thing you can do is to be civil. You have to think things for your son or your daughter," he added.

Currently, Pascual is promoting his upcoming series "Apoy Sa Dagat" with Diether Ocampo and Angelica Panganiban.

"Apoy Sa Dagat" will premiere on Monday (February 11) after "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw" as part of ABS-CBN's primetime block.