ROCCO NACINO who just turned 31 last Wednesday (March 21) celebrated his big day the meaningful way with a special pre-birthday party and bloodletting outreach event at Rufo’s Famous Tapa in Timog last Saturday.

The event which was promoted by both family and friends in and outside of the entertainment industry serves as a representation of the actor’s commitment towards helping the less fortunate especially those who were stricken with cancer.

Rocco, a nurse by profession, is not new to this kind of outreach endeavors. Nico (as he is fondly called by family and friends) together with his brother Kyle, were formed by their parents – Ralph and Linda – to share their blessings to others. The Nacino family also knows the ordeal that every people goes through when they have a cancer patient in the family – her mom, Linda was a cancer survivor who turned into active an advocate for cancer care and awareness.

All the blood that have been gathered from the activity are donated to the PGH Pedia Oncology Ward and the Pediatric Cancer patients of the Bahay Aruga halfway house. This will be a big help to the kids who has to endure a lot of medical and surgical procedures.

Majority of those who came are fans of Rocco and family friends, Prince of R&B Jay R was also there to give his support to the actor-friend.

Also present is Rocco’s girlfriend, volleyball superstar Melissa Gohing whom she met after watching one of the latter’s game.

Now 31, Rocco who started his showbiz career in 2009 by winning 2nd Prince in the GMA Talent Search show Starstruck Season V, has become one of the most sought after Kapuso talent – he recently played the role of Aquil in “Encantadia 2016” and co-starred with Sanya Lopez in the hit afternoon series “Haplos”.

Rocco is now getting ready for Oh, Boy! Part 2 dubbed as “Oh, Boy! O, LOL” slated on May 18 at the Music Museum with kapuso hunks Dave Bornea, Jak Roberto and Derrick Monasterio together with the funny tandem of Donita Nose and Super Tekla.

Did you know that Rocco recently got his masters degree with honors? This was an amazing thing because not many showbiz talents has that to add to their credentials and what’s more interesting is that he was studying for exams and probably thesis while doing Encantadia. Amazing!

Rocco will be in Romblon with his family during the Holy Week.




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