Tan Roncal works hard to hone his craft, wishes to become a versatile actor

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PINOY Big Brother Otso Housemate Christian “Tan” Roncal stays thankful and positive despite ABS-CBN franchise renewal controversy. And instead of feeling bad about the pandemic we are facing now, he decided to focus on things that would enhance his body and stay healthy at the same time.

“I did exercises and workout everyday during lockdown dahil tumaba ako nang sobra. Somehow, I achieved the body that I wanted. Right now, my focus is on my studies and shooting during weekends,” Tan said. The 16-year-old Filipino-Dutch actor-model gained a lot of fans when he joined and became one of the finalists of the ABS-CBN reality show Pinoy Big Brother Otso (PBB8).

He said he never expected to be so blessed in life until the reality show, and he is thankful for all the opportunities coming his way: “Sobrang happy po kasi last year parang low-key pa ako. Pero ngayon parang medyo better na. Kaya naman happy ako.”

The looker, coupled with his talent and determination, really deserves a place in showbiz. His mestizo features definitely stand out in a crowd. Needless to say, he got his spunky persona and good genes from his Filipina mom and Dutch father.

He always considered himself a happy little boy—until his parents separated when he was three. Since then, growing up in a broken family became a struggle for Tan.

“I had insecurities about my family kasi nga hindi kami buo. In my mind, I envied others for having solid families. And I felt really sad during family days in school. Minsan si Daddy lang pupunta, minsan naman si Mama, pero never naging buo kami as a family.” Although Tan said that his parents still made the effort to keep the family, both have moved on with their lives.

For Tan’s part, instead of wallowing in self-pity and sadness, the newbie made his family as his inspiration to succeed in life.

May mga financial problems kami, hindi ko po ikinahihiya iyon. ’Yun po ’yung tumatak sa akin, so dun po ako naging mas mature at hindi ako naging pasaway.”

The family’s financial struggles led the young actor—the third child in a brood of five—to take on the role of father figure and become the breadwinner in the family. Tan said that he doesn’t mind doing the sacrifices for his siblings because they are all responsible and smart.

Ako rin ang nag-aalaga sa mga kapatid ko ’pag wala si Mama. OK lang po sa akin. Gusto ko ring alagaan ang mga kapatid ko. Iyon ’yung parang purpose ko siguro,” he stressed. Tan considered his two acting forays in MMK as sure steps forward to many roles to come. Tan is doing a TVDG Pilikula Spotlight with then PBB8 partner Ashley del Mundo.

“I’m so excited to be working with Ashley on this project produced by ABS-CBN TVDG and Starhunt. Sobrang bago sa experience at sobrang saya na nabigyan kami nang pagkakataon ni Ash na muling magkasama.”

If ABS-CBN prized talents Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla have active, supportive Kathniel fans, the young love team have the AshTan fanatics. And Tan is extremely lucky to have loyal fans this early to support him all the way.

When asked what is his take on the pandemic’s popular BL (Boys Love) series which has been trending in social media, like the Thai’s 2Gether and the digital online series Hello Stranger headed by Tony Labrusca and JC Alcantara, Tan said he has not seen one yet. But he said he is most willing to star in one should an offer comes his way.

Sabi ko po sa sarili ko nung nag-audtion pa lang ako sa PBB gusto ko pong maka-experience gumanap bilang third gender kasi sa panahon ngayon, nakikita ko pong sobrang daming bagay na dapat malaman or ma-realize ng mga tao tungkol sa kanila. I believe love has so much to offer and love doesn’t have any restrictions. So if ever mabibigyan po ako ng chance na gumanap sa mga BL series, I would definitely accept it as it would also give a new dimension in my career.”

16 COMMENTS

  1. This is amazing, I saw Tan Roncal at PBB and I admired him so much because of his genuineness. He has a lot of potential to be a dramatic actor in the near future. I saw his audition in PBB and I cried because of his life experiences at a very young age.
    He is a loving son and a brother to his mom and siblings.
    I wished him more projects to come.

  2. After reading this article.. Hindi ko alam kong bakit Peru naiyak ako 😭 Kasi napaka mabuti at mabait na bata ni tan…napaka family oriented Niya.. Lahat gagawin Niya para sa family niya.. kaya madami humahanga sa kanya Kasi napaka genuine Ng heart ❤️ Niya..
    Napaka selfless Niya at madami naiinspire sa kanya KAYA nakakaproud din talga Ang batang Yan… Godbless sayu tan stay strong Ang positive in life keep going!.🙏🙏🙏

  3. I am the living proof of Tan roncal’s journey… I am one of the first person to believe his potential in his craft.
    I supported him from the beginning after I saw his sincerity and genuine dedication to his dreams.
    I know that he will reach his dreams because he will be blessed by our Lord for he is a loving son, brother and even a friend.
    His genuity will bring him to the top.
    We love you tan. From the start till the end!

  4. minahal ko ang isang TAN RONCAL dahil sa kanyang selfless love sa family niya. In due times alam ko na may mararating ka sa showbiz. Pray and always strive hard for your dreams.. Thank you for a wonderful article …

  5. Nung una ko sya nakita wala lang d ko sya type. Pero nung nakita ko ang sipag tyaga at mabuti nyang kalooban. Dun ko sya hinangaan. Wala ako ibang artist na sinusuportahan kundi sya lang. Until now patuloy ko sya suportahan.patuloy ang pag iimproved nya sa pag acting at sa appearance nya. Mahal ko ang isang TAN RONCAL

  6. This young boy, inspired me a lot of thing’s in life most especially the moment na “hindi muna kaya” but he has a mindset of Positive lang an I salute him for being that,. Since his PBB journey after my work out his the reason why I alwys watch PBB Otso, because ” Makita ko Lang Ang Matitingkad niyang mga ngiti, ngiting nagbibigay ng Pag asa at nakakalimot ng problema” It give me more strenght para lumaban for all things,..
    Continue being kind, respectful & most lovable person you know how to respect mga kababaihan, mybe thats the reason why a lot of girls inspiring you. ♥
    #Youre always my “Nice One” TAN RONCAL
    #Hindi man ako kilalang tao, pero nakikita kong malayo mararating mo,.GoodLuck to your Journey A lot of Fans Stays always besides You..

  7. This young boy, inspired me a lot of thing’s in life most especially the moment na “hindi muna kaya” but he has a mindset of Positive lang an I salute him for being that,. Since his PBB journey after my work out his the reason why I alwys watch PBB Otso, because ” Makita ko Lang Ang Matitingkad niyang mga ngiti, ngiting nagbibigay ng Pag asa at nakakalimot ng problema” It give me more strenght para lumaban for all things,..
    Continue being kind, respectful & most lovable person you know how to respect mga kababaihan, mybe thats the reason why a lot of girls inspiring you❤.Nainspired ako sa kwento ng buhay ni kuya tan,kasi ako din broken family gaya din ng kay kuya pag family day hindi buo😢..Kaya sobrang hinangaan ko to kasi sobrang tatag nya kaya sa panahon sukong suko na ako hindi ako sumusuko kasi naaalala ko si kuya tan dapat stay positive lang at hindi dapat sumuko….Kaya sobrang idol ko to…

  8. Reading this about TAN RONCAL.Oh my.. sobrang naiyak talaga ako..When I first saw him during PBB days I really admire this boy with his maturity and what his going through as a young age, that brought him to dream big for his family.And lalo ko pa sya nakilala at minahal when I personally met him and the family..TAN RONCAL ,twag ko sa kanya Bunso..GOODLUCK!Love your craft andito lang kami..WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!

  9. So proud by this young man tan roncal.
    Grabe yung thingking mo pang matured na!
    You deserve everything, you deserve all the blessings. Continue to inspired other. Were always here for you. 🖤

  10. Minahal ko ang batang ito(Tan Roncal ) dahil sa pangarap nya para sa pamilya nya. Nakikita ko sa kanya na may mabuti syang puso. kaya naman hindi ako nag dalawang isip para suportahan sya. We love you bunso, stay humble and dream big. Were Always here for you.

  11. Sa edad kong ito ngayon lang ako humahanga ng todo sa batang ito sobrang naawa ako sa morang edad niya naisip na niya kung paano maiahon sa kahirapan ang pamilya niya. Keep going and inspiring people and always stay humble, we love you bunso Tan Roncal. Lalaban tayo sa pangarap mo.

  12. Brought by this Pandemic, me an OFW frontliner in Singapore, unable to go home to the Phil… homesickness and depression strikes! To ease the pain, i searched thru youtube and landed on PBB videos, where I got to know Tan Roncal.
    But knowing him deeper, makes me love him even more.. kaya yung support ko sa knya is 100%. Dahil sa knyang determination to reach his dreams and his love for his family, im very sure he will reach the top! And along the way, we (his genuine fans) will be with him every step of the way.
    I love you bunso! Im so proud to be supporting you!
    Just keep on fighting… laban lng till the end!

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