Award-winning actor and one of GMA’s prime leading men Rocco Nacino stays loyal to the Kapuso Network as he renewed his management contract with GMA Artist Center last November 18.
Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, First Vice President and Head of Regional TV and Synergy Oliver Amoroso, First Vice President for Musical, Variety, Talk and Specials Darling De Jesus-Bodegon, Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, GMAAC Assistant Vice President and Head for Talent Imaging and Marketing Unit Simoun S. Ferrer, GMAAC Senior Talent Managers Vic Del Rosario, Daryl Zamora, and Joy Marcelo, showed their full support to Rocco via Zoom and their presence at the Marquee Tent of Edsa Shangri-La Hotel.
Mr. Rafael Nacino, Rocco’s dad and co-manager, also attended the momentous event.
Looking back on his Kapuso journey, the talented actor is filled with gratitude as Starstruck laid the right foundations for him as an artist, “I started late in my early 20s. It was a half-hearted decision to join showbiz. But hindi talaga ako nagsisi because the learnings that I got through Starstruck paved the way for me to be where I am right now. Kung may pasasalamatan talaga ako, of course, it’s the network, the executives, but also Starstruck. Three months of grueling workshops to make us into whole artists and to make our mark in showbiz…To be here, to be staying as a Kapuso, it’s something I’m very, very proud of and grateful for.”
Rocco has come a long way after being named as StarStruck V’s Second Prince in 2012. His iconic role in the Pinoy remake of the hit Korean drama series, ‘Descendants of the Sun’ as Technical Sergeant Diego Ramos opened up more opportunities for him to showcase his talent and make a name for himself.
Currently, he is one of the lead stars in the top-rating GMA primetime drama series, ‘To Have and To Hold’ as Gavin Ramirez.
Despite his growing list of achievements and successful projects, the Kapuso star remains grounded. He added that he refuses to be complacent. Rocco allows himself to feel a certain degree of fear to keep himself disciplined and maintain a positive attitude, “Kahit na tumatatak na sa mga tao ang ‘To Have and To Hold’, hindi ko hinahayaan na maiwan iyan sa ulo ko at lumaki. So, I always remain scared, na anytime puwede nila akong palitan kaya dapat tama ang ginagawa ko. I make sure I always talk to my managers and the executives for advice on what to do. Kasi hindi ko talaga alam ‘yung buong business na ‘to. I make sure to do things right, to make decisions with respect, and to honor those who take care of me.”
Meanwhile, Rasonable appreciates Rocco’s character as an artist and as a person, “Since Starstruck, you have improved and grew as an actor. But more than that, what I like about you is that you give a good example to your co-actors because you finished your education amidst all the busyness of your schedule. You’re very well-rounded. You have one of the most important traits an artist should have – perseverance. It is because of that, that we are proud and happy that you’re still a loyal Kapuso. Congratulations.”
Santiago-Lara, in turn, did not hide her admiration for Rocco’s attitude in front of and behind the camera, “Rocco is one of our most talented actors in GMA and GMA Artist Center. We’re so happy that he’s continuing his journey with us as a Kapuso. We love his work ethic. I think of Rocco as someone who works hard, and he also knows how to play hard. We have always put our trust and our faith in the work that you do, and we thank you for doing the same with us. Congratulations, Rocco!”
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