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GenSan’s Paco Evangelista is Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited housemate

From out of the blue, a general sprung a surprise upon the unsuspecting public last night, October 29, when he was introduced in the initial telecast of the most popular and longest-running reality show in the Philippines, now updated and known as Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited.

Following in the footsteps of fellow generals Gerald Anderson (3rd place Winner, PBB Teens) and Melai Cantiveros (Grand Winner, PBB Double Up), is Paco Evangelista, the “Hopeless Romantic ng GenSan“!

PHOTOS: PBB Grand Winner Melai Cantiveros Grand Homecoming in General Santos City

PHOTOS: Melai Cantiveros’ Audition Pictures in General Santos City’s Lagao Gym

Here’s more of Paco, after the jump…

Real Name: Philip Joel Lape Evangelista

Nickname: Paco

Status: Current Housemate

Origin: General Santos City

Age: 26

Birthdate: 1985-07-28

Nationality: Filipino

Civil Status: Single

Religion:  Roman Catholic

Hobbies:  photography, film making

Favorite Color:  green, blue, red, white

Favorite Food:  pasta

Favorite Show:  So You Think You Can Dance, Cedie Ang Munting Prinsipe, HIMYM, Boston Legal

Favorite Actress: Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, Cristine Reyes, Alessandra de Rossi, Eugene Domingo

Favorite Singer:  Sting, Parokya ni Edgar, Eraserheads, Wolfgang, Jon Mayer, Urbandub


“I want to find myself.”

‘Yan ang priority ni Paco sa pagpasok ng bahay ni Kuya. Napansin niya kasi na lahat ng pumasok sa PBB, may sinasabing pagbabago sa sarili at sa buhay. A man of many interests, marami siyang sinubukan at inaral na mga bagay. Kapag naaliw siya sa isang bagay, gaya nalang ng pagluluto at pagsasayaw, maghahanap siya ng video sa YouTube at aaralin ito. “I tried to learn the dougie once. It was fun! I also tried DJ-ing, but I never had the equipment for it so I just know it in theory.” Mahilig siya sa pag-perform, kaya naman may experience din siya sa theater at ballet, pati na din paggaya ng iba’t ibang accents.

Buo ang loob ni Paco na madali siyang makaka-adjust sa mga ibang housemates. “Sa tingin ko, sa training ko, I can communicate well. Marunong din naman akong makinig. I can make people laugh. I think I’d get along well with smart people, someone who I can learn from. Also those with a background in the arts. If they’re pretty, I’d love to get along with them!” Aminado siyang weakness niya ang pagiging prangka sa pagsasalita at dapat niyang ingatan na hindi maging presko sa pakikipag-usap sa mga kasama. Nakikita niya ang sarili bilang entertainer, leader, o communicator ng grupo. Kung hindi man, ok din namang house cook ang role niya, featuring his specialty: beef stroganoff!

Of course, it is still too early to tell if Paco Evangelista, whose late father, Joel was a policeman, has got what it takes to figure prominently in this new season of Pinoy Big Brother.  A lot of weight is on his shoulders as his townmates from GenSan will be hoping that just like Gerald and Melai before him, he could prove to everyone that indeed, he is worthy of their support, being from the Home of Champions!

Our only advise is for him to enjoy the ride, just be himself and give it all he’s got.  In the end though, he must not forget the fact that  Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited is still a competition after all.

Don’t miss the exciting developments in “Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited” with Toni Gonzaga and Bianca Gonzales weeknights after “Nasaan Ka, Elisa?” and Robi Domingo in “PBB Unlimited Updates” during “Maria La Del Barrio” and “100 Days to Heaven” on ABS-CBN.

Continue watching “PBB Unlimited: The Audition Stories,” 4 PM on Kapamilya Gold and get to know more about the housemates by visiting For the program’s updates, follow his Secretary on Twitter at @OfficialPBB4 or subscribe to

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  1. Rizzi says:

    Good luck Paco! You just gave Generals a reason to keep watching PBB! Be yourself 🙂

  2. sheng says:

    His late father worked with the LTO before he passed away and was my brod in Sultan law fraternity and sorority. Paco is also Vice Grand Sultan of Sultan in MSU Law School.

  3. Cidy says:

    Sana makapasok sya sa top 3 ng PBB =)

  4. Cearra says:

    go philip!!!

  5. fahdingding says:

    Gensan is at it again! Good luck PACO!

  6. obet tan says:

    My fellow gensan generals kindly support my hijado Paco Evangelista for his journey in PBB. Thanks and more power to you all.

  7. White Knight says:

    Everytime I see a Generals joining prestigious competitions such as reality show, pagent, dance contest, etc. I coud not help but felt proud. Let’s hope that Paco will bring the bacon home. He has the ingredients to become another PBB star in the making. But its a different contest where its hard to predict and we would not know who’s gonna win until they reach the final stage. Let’s support our Kababayan!

  8. rrrrr says:

    Goodluck Paco!

  9. Mark says:

    Gudluck Paco! From here on, you set the stage already and make your fellow Generals proud again! Magandang Gensan! (^_^)

  10. DapDap says:

    Lahat ng nagcomment sa picture nya sa fanpage ng PBB sa FB ay ayaw sa kanya. They say he is so bossy, as a proof.

  11. manilaboy says:

    he puts gensan into SHAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Glenn says:

    Hi, does anyone here has a contact of Paco’s family. I need to interview them for our mag. Thanks!

  13. Park says:

    Please support Pidot a.k.a. Paco.Lets set aside critics.He is a very nice guy if you all just knew him before.
    -hey pidot keep it up

  14. Ashley says:

    Go Paco!!!!

  15. CMT says:

    proud to be a general but DAMN at how philip is representing us at PBB, which is why I have decided to stop watching PBB livestream…..

  16. genesis says:

    hi paco, hope ul read my message. i really admire you for being “totoong tao”, keep it up, God bless…

  17. Rhea Bones says:

    Please suuport PACO EVANGELISTA for BW of PBB Unlimited Season 4. 🙂 Go Generals!

  18. najela amer says:

    go paco! love na love ka naming magkakaibigan. u inspire us everyday! sana mkita kita in person.:) qaw lang nagbibigay ng rason samin para manood ng PBB UNLIMITED everynight! iqaw parin big winner para sakin..

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