By Ricky Calderon | Manila Times

Award-winning actor Coco Martin held a thanksgiving luncheon this week for all the blessings he received in 2016. Last year was an eventful one for him especially with the series, FPJ’s Ang Probinsiyano on ABS-CBN, which continues to be a top-rater. He expressed thanks to Susan Roces—the widow of Fernando Poe, Jr. and who plays his grandmother in the serye—for giving him the opportunity to do the TV version of one of the most successful movies of the iconic actor.

FPJ’s Ang Probinsiyano won a total of 32 awards from various award giving bodies since it started airing in 2016, including Best Actor awards for Coco.

“All the awards that I have won, including those won by my co-actors, are important to us,” he said. “It is recognition for the good work that the entire team put into making the program entertaining for the viewers. These awards also inspire to exert more effort to make the show even better.”

Coco and the team behind FPJ’s Ang Probinsiyano is leaving no stone unturned to make sure that they bring good viewing fare to their loyal audience. He disclosed that they are going to different locations in the Philippines like Cebu, Davao, Palawan, and Bohol, among others to tape episodes of the show.

In the same gathering, Coco also disclosed that he has thought of a new movie he will direct and field as an entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival in December.

“I promised myself that I will do only one movie a year, I want it to be an entry for the festival because I want to make the people, especially the children happy. Even if Vice Ganda and I did not make to the festival last year with The Super Parental Guardians, I am willing to submit an entry to the festival again,” Coco said.

When asked why he is so inspired to work, Coco says it is because all his efforts are geared toward giving his family a good life. “I want to give my loved ones a secure future that is why I am working hard,” he quipped.


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