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Rocco Nacino: ‘I’m happy where I am’

Kapuso actor Rocco Nacino's role in GMA's remake of the hit Korean drama "Descendants of the Sun" was a part he always wanted to play. Being a registered nurse, he also draws a great deal of fulfillment in educating the public about health and wellness as being the host of GMA's The Healthy Juan.

The actor shed some unexpected tears on Thursday after signing his renewal contract with GMA Network, recalling that his journey was not one without trials and failures.

"Naging emotional tuloy ako. Parang naalala ko lahat ng mga nakuha kong projects, mga ups and downs, mga projects na wala, sa projects na nagawa ko," Rocco said.



He also couldn't contain his excitement for audiences to enjoy the local production of "Descendants of the Sun," where he will be playing Sergeant Diego Ramos alongside Dingdong Dantes and Jasmine Curtis.

"Even through it meant waiting longer, it was worth it dahil I'm very, very happy kung nasaan po ako ngayon," he said.

"I just cannot wait. Ang masasabi ko lang, excited akong magtrabaho araw-araw, kaya napakaganda ng taon na 'to."

With more projects still to come, Rocco looks back at the time he passed off earlier opportunities to get into show business because he was determined to finish his studies.

"Honestly, nabigyan po ako ng opportunities sa showbusiness during college pero pinili ko po na tapusin muna ang pagaaral ko para sa mga magulang ko," he said.

"Siguro, kung napaaga yung pagsali ko sa showbusiness, hindi ko mararating yung kung nasaan ako ngayon."  

The charismatic actor rose to fame after joining the fifth season of StarStruck in 2009. — BM, GMA News