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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 26, 2019


rocco nacino with mel tiancgo of GMA KAPUSO FOUNDATION, bea binene, patricia tumulak and GMA executives

rocco with mel and bea b

ROCCO NACINO is so happy to be tapped by the GMA Kapuso Foundation as their youth advocate for health and nutrition projects. He has a master’s degree in nursing and he feels this will surely be a big help in the performance of his duties as a Kapuso Foundation volunteer.

He also recently enlisted as a reserve officer for the Philippine Navy which will enable him to render better service to our countrymen. He just graduated from his training last Saturday.

“I’m used to helping out our needy brothers because my mom is a cancer survivor and we go around distributing gifts on Christmas Day to patients afflicted with the big C,” he says when he was presented to the press by GMAKF founder and ambassador Mel Tiangco in a special presscon, along with other new advocates: Bea Binene for disaster relief and Patricia Tumulak for Kapuso School Development since she’s really a pre-school teacher by profession.

Mel Tiangco welcomed them all warmly and thanked them sincerely for their commitment to GMAKF’s mission to help uplift the lives of our underprivileged fellowmen all over the country. “I look forward to being with them in accomplishing together our various projects for the needy in the near future,” she adds.

Rocco says it’s actually them Kapuso stars who are honored to be part of GMAKF. “I just really feel so excited to help spread joy and offer assistance to our people,” he adds. “I will also be active in the blood donation program, especially now that a lot of people need blood since there is a dengue epidemic.”

Rocco is in a position to do this since he is also a host of GMA News TV’s health talk show, “The Healthy Juan”, now on its second season. He’s looking forward to visits out of town to push Kapuso Foundation projects even if he is so busy taping for his new action-drama, “Descendants of the Sun”, with Dingdong Dantes, Jennylyn Mercado and Jasmine Curtis Smith that’s slated for a February airing.

Rocco also feels blessed that his romantic-comedy, “Write About Love” for TBA Studios opposite Miles Ocampo, has been accepted as an official entry in the coming Metro-Manila Filmfest this December.

With regard to his lovelife, it’s going strong with his athlete GF Melissa Gohing and they just celebrated her birthday together in a cozy place in Antipolo a few days ago.