Ian Veneracion takes fatherhood seriously

On screen, handsome actor Ian Veneracion appears like the easy-going type. But, in real life, he is very much a responsible husband to Pam (nee Gallardo) and ideal father to their three kids.

He says he plays the roles he is given in all the drama series he had starred in, particularly Pangako Sa ‘Yo with Jodi Sta. Maria with whom tabloids had tried to link him with. 

He simply laughs about it when you ask him and gives you that look that many women find disarming and gives them the urge to throw themselves into his arms.

Recently, we met the actor at a press presentation at the San Miguel Corporation head office.

“Man of the hour” Ian Veneracion (second from left) with GSMI  executives during the Primera Light Brandy contract signing
Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI) introduced Veneracion as the “man of the hour” being the newest endorser of its liquor brand Primera Light Brandy. 

In a grand press launch and contract signing, the multi-talented actor was welcomed to the GSMI family by its President Bernard Marquez, Group Brand Manager Paul Camello, and Brand Manager Henry Simon. 

Veneracion who won the hearts of man after starring in a hit primetime teleserye and movie, relates that being “swabe” is important when dealing with both his work and personal life. 

 “After a ‘tamang swabe’ day of shooting or taping, I just want to relax and drink something smooth. So when I’m with friends we usually just open a bottle of Primera Light Brandy,” says Ian, who finally found the smoothness that he had been looking for in a brandy. “Primera Light Brandy is smoother than other brands, and I love how it tastes,” he adds.

GSMI  brand ambassador Ian Veneracion
Primera Light Brandy is a unique brandy liqueur masterpiece made from fine imported ingredients and exquisitely blended with Solera Gran Reserva Brandy concentrate from Spain. The breakthrough Premium Smooth Blend process gives Primera Light Brandy that distinctly flavorful aroma, well-balanced character, and exceptional taste for that “Tamang Swabe, Swabeng Tama”.

Primera Light Brandy was recently recognized for its high quality and taste by the Monde Selection International Quality Institute, the distinguished authority of quality in the food and beverages industry worldwide.

Primera Light Brandy is a quality product of Ginebra San Miguel Inc.

For more on Primera Light Brandy, like the official Facebook fanpage or log on to

‘Single/Single’ barkada tells all in episode 6 

This week in Single/Single, find out the secrets your favorite barkada are keeping as they “tell all” and open up to a new character on the show.  

Joee, played by Shaina Magdayao, finds herself confessing how she really feels about Steve, played by JC Santos.  It seems like the sparks of their romance are slowly fading as she avoids spending time with him and more on work. What truths will Joee reveal?

Shaina Magdayao
Cherie Gil’s character, Bianca, on the other hand, feels neglected by his son Joey, played by Matteo Guidicelli.  Now that Joey is bent on being a successful entrepreneur, he devotes all his time and effort to the opening of his business venture, Bistro Biajo.  Despite being business partners, their mother and son bonding have boiled down to discussions about bottom lines and the tasks they need to do for the launch of their bistro. What does a mom do when her son ignores her? She shares all her woes to the new guy.   

In the previous episodes, we saw Anna Luna’s character, Ranee, get swept off her feet by Randy, the hunk she met at Mama Yo’s Salon.  While he appears to be interested in her, why is Mr. Prince Charming not making any concrete moves? Ranee drinks and rants and lashes out all the questions that are driving her crazy. Will Randy be the one who will finally fulfill her dreams? Is she just setting herself up for disappointment?  All these she asks to the new guy by the bar. 

Matteo Guidicelli
Even the boys – Steve, Dwight, including Benny and Mama Yo – seem to naturally gravitate to this man and just pour out their innermost thoughts and feelings.  

Watch and eavesdrop tonight to find out the dilemmas they are going through and finally, meet the new guy. 

Single/Single, the award-winning series of PhilStarTV and Cinema One, airs every Sunday, 10 p.m. on Cinema One with replays every Wednesday 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Cherie Gil
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Topics: Ian Veneracion , San Miguel Corporation , Ginebra San Miguel Inc. , Primera Light Brandy , Single/Single
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