Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso has been taking social media by storm since he was elected as the capital’s chief. Indeed, his outstanding performance as politician is beyond remarkable especially that we are all aware of his humble beginnings. From road clearing operations, jobs for PWDs and senior citizens, significant increase of the city’s tax collection to rehabilitation of significant architectural landmarks of the capital – the mayor definitely means business. But before being Manila’s beloved father, Isko Moreno is a dad to his five beautiful children: Frances Diane, Vincent Patrick, Drake Marcus, Franco, and of course – Joaquin.
Among the five of them, his third child Joaquin is the only one who aspires to follow his foot steps in the dazzling and bustling world of show business. In fact, the seventeen year old young man has just finished a youth-oriented movie, “Jolly Spirit Squad”, where he co-stars with amateur teen stars: Jake Ibay, Juliana Rae, Tonichi Garcia, and Kyle Reyes. He also stars every Sunday in a GMA 7 program together with Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi’s daughter, Mavy: Studio 7.
According to the aspiring actor, his parents support him in his decision to become a celebrity as long as he maintains his good grades and finishes his studies. He also said that the mayor allowed him to do a cameo role in a movie. “I’m the third of his five kids at ako lang ‘yung gustong sumunod sa yapak niya sa showbiz,” said Joaquin. He added, “More than anything else, listen. Listen to your manager, si Daddy Wowie Roxas na manager din niya noon, to your directors, to your co-artists, kasi wala ka pang alam at sila ang makakatulong sa’yo sa career mo.” – this was the advice from his dad which he takes seriously.
Although already set with a good start, Joaquin hasn’t signed a contract yet with GMA Network as he has to be an “adult” before he could do so. Thus, after his 18th birthday this October 24, Joaquin could finally make his showbiz dreams come to life.
But this cute boy-next-door isn’t just about good looks – he is also working with Mrs. Universe Philippines Finest Woman 2019 Charo Laude to bring free medical assistance and deliver feeding programs to various barangays across the city of Manila. This advocacy is in collaboration with 100 Sangguniang Kabataan charimen of the said city.