Andre acts while Kobe plays basketball


Benjie Paras was able to excel both as a professional basketball player and an actor. His kids Andre and Kobe took separate paths. Andre is focusing on acting in the Philippines while Kobe is studying and playing basketball abroad.

Andre said their father has instilled in them the value of give-and-take so that there is no rivalry between him and Kobe. Benjie would visit Kobe in the US to watch him play. When he’s in the country, he would also accompany Andre to his shoots and showbiz events.

Kobe took his talents to Los Angeles to play for Cathedral High School, and received a scholarship to play for the UCLA Bruins in the US NCAA once he becomes college-eligible.

Meanwhile, Andre is currently doing GMA-7’s ”The Half Sisters,” top billed by Barbie Forteza and Thea Tolentino. It premiered on June 9, 2014. The series is actually intended to run for 13 weeks but was extended due to high ratings and popularity. Directed by Mark Reyes, the soap airs weekdays on GMA Afternoon Prime.