It’s not easy to be Piolo Pascual, especially these days. With tapings for a sitcom and his upcoming television series, training for his first full marathon next year, attending to his production and real estate businesses, and being a father to his son Iñigo, Papa P currently has his hands full.
And as if his responsibilities are not enough, there is one more thing that keeps him busy: “I’m moving houses, to live with my mom,” shares Piolo.
“When I turned 40, I moved in a house with my mom (in Alabang). So it’s me, my mom, my sister, and Iñigo [living there together],” the actor and producer relates.
It would seem a bit odd that a grown-up man with a teenage son has decided to move in with his mother, when it should be a different case; him having a family of his own living in their own home.
But Piolo explains: “I lived in a condo for about, probably, 15 years. Since my mom’s in the States and would travel back and forth, I got her a condo [here in the Philippines]. But when she turned 70 last year, she said she wanted to live in a house, be with people. So my sister and I decided to build a house for her.”
But being Piolo Pascual—with all the responsibilities it entails—something as simple as moving houses is not that easy.
“I have so much stuff that it took me three months to move,” he shares, adding, “It’s hard nowadays because you’re busy, because of the traffic, and because everything depends on the availability of a truck.”
Adding to his stress are losing items that are meant to be moved from one place to another. Piolo, who in the past 20 years had moved places at least six times, says he already lost “so much stuff,” the most heartbreaking of which are his box of videotapes containing footages when they were kids, a hard drive with 80,000 videos and photos he compiled from early 2000s up to recent, and a box of trophies (which included his Best Supporting Actor award he got for his performance in the 2002 film Dekada ’70).
To help him manage his time and sort everything out, Piolo, like most of us, relies on technology. Thus, when he moved the last items from his condo in Makati to the home he shares with his mom, Piolo booked a delivery service from Mober app.
Mober Technology is the country’s first on-demand app that offers reliable and affordable van delivery services. Dubbed as the “Uber for delivery”, which was co-founded by Dennis Ng, it aims to provide streamlined delivery solution to consumers, businesses, especially SMEs, and van and truck owners who want to maximize the use of their vehicle by partnering with the Filipino startup.
Using the app is same as booking a cab. It currently offers three kinds of vehicles (van, mini truck, truck), and delivers only within Metro Manila.
“I booked using Mober and the last few stuff in my condo were delivered within the same day. I’m really happy because there was no hassle,” shares Piolo.
Piolo avers that using apps such as this helps simplify our lives—something that he strives to do.
“All these apps that make our life easier is what we really need. We live in a world where we put so much stuff in our hands and to be able to do something as simple as moving shouldn’t be even bothering us.”