- Onyok Pineda bade farewell to “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” in May.
- Some people claim that the child star was let go because of his mother’s attitude.
- Onyok’s mother has broken her silence and reveals the real reason why her son left the popular show!
Child star Onyok Pineda bade goodbye to the hit series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” earlier this year. Despite being at the peak of his young career, he left the show which got many of his fans wondering why.
Rumors begin to circulate that his mother had something to do his decision to leave. Mary Ann Nulos, Onyok’s mom, allegedly had issues with the show’s production crew.
Many netizens blamed Onyok’s exit from “Ang Probinsyano” on his mother. They claimed that she ruined her son’s showbiz career just for the sake of her own ego.
Rumors state that Onyok’s mother allegedly complained about her son’s work schedule She would allegedly get mad if Onyok finished shooting late so the production decided that it would be better if Onyok just left.
Mary Ann finally broke her silence about these issues in an interview with PEP to find out what really happened behind the scenes.
Mary Ann revealed that Onyok left the show so that he could focus on his studies. Onyok needed to adjust to school life because he will be attending regular school from now on. She said:
“Nag-decide po muna kami na medyo pahinga muna siya. Kasi magre-regular school na po siya, para maka-focus siya sa studies niya. Noon po, nag-aaral din po siya nung nasa Ang Probinsyano, home study po yun. Ngayon, para maka-focus siya, regular school po siya. Yun po, nag-aaral po siya ngayon.”
The show’s production crew merely wanted to give Onyok a rest from work so he could prioritize his studies. She stated that hen Onyok was a mainstay on the show, he was home schooled. She also said that there was no tension between the show’s production crew and herself, stating:
“Minsan lang, pag nagtatanong ako tungkol sa cut-off, yung sa oras… minsan nagtatanong po ako kung anong oras na ba, ‘Pack-up na po ba?’ Ganun lang naman po. Si Coco na rin po, di ba, ang nagpaliwanag na, yun nga, school muna siya [Onyok].”
An interview with Coco Martin supported Mary Ann’s statements. The popular actor says there is no bad blood between the show’s crew members and Mary Ann. Coco is happy for Onyok because he got to see him grow up. He saw how Onyok Pineda, through his earnings from the show, was able to buy a house and a car for his family.
Mary Ann is grateful for the show for providing her son with a lucrative career opportunity. She said:
“Opo, kasi malaki ang naitulong ng show na ito sa amin, sa lahat, sa bata. Dahil sa show, nagkaroon siya ng commercials. Dahil sa Probinsyano, kinuha siya ng HammerHead For Kids… tapos iba pa pong endorsements. Nagkaroon kami ng bahay na fully paid na, ng sasakyan.”
“Nanghihinayang din po ako, lalo na’t ang ganda ng tandem nila ni Coco. Kaya lang, bilang nanay, nasa isip ko rin talaga ang pag-aaral ng bata, yung kinabukasan niya. Siguro pag walang pasok, puwede naman siyang mag-guest, sabi din po nila.”
Onyok’s mother also said that she gave the “Ang Probinsyano” execs proper notice regarding her son’s departure. She said:
“Opo, nagpaalama naman po kami nang maayos sa mga boss at kina Kuya Coco. Nag-agree naman po sila na ano ang pag-aaral. Siguro dun sa mga nang-iintriga, may mga tao po kasi na siguro ay hindi kami kilala, ganun. Nagdya-judge na kami raw ang inalis. Si Coco na nga din po ang nagsabi na nagpaalam kami nang maayos, at hindi po kami bastga na lang umalis. Si Coco naman po ang nagpaliwanag.”
Regarding her son’s future, Mary Ann said:
“Ano naman po, bale nakapag-save naman po kami. May trust fund naman po siya, bukod ssa fully paid nga yung bahay at yung kotse. Sa ngayon, may maliit din kaming business, yung T-shirt printing. Kaya nga, kung anuman ang sinasabi nila tungkol sa amin, opinyon na po nila yun, kasi lahat naman tayo may mga opinyon.”
“Basta para sa akin, ang inisip ko lang ay para sa best ng anak ko.”
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