Coco Martin surprises ‘Pastillas Girl’


For several days, the hosts of “It’s Showtime,” have been trying to help Angelica Jane Yap, more commonly known as Pastillas Girl, find a match through a search called “Nasaan Ka Mr. Pastillas?”

Now here comes actor Coco Martin who surprised everyone at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Saturday when he pretended to be the 4th guy aspiring to be a match for Pastillas Girl. Coco Martin serenaded her with the song “Panalangin,” and even gave her advice on how to choose her Mr. Pastillas. Coco was one of the guests who took part in the kick-off to mark the month-long celebration of Showtime’s 6th anniversary. The Kapamilya actor also promoted his upcoming television adaptation of the 1997 film “Ang Probinsiyano,” that will air on Monday.

Angelica rose to fame when she recorded a video of her about making pastillas (soft milk candy) but ended up being bitter about her past failed relationships. Her viral video gathered thousands of likes when it was posted on Tee Radio’s Facebook page. Angelica posted another video narrating how to make yema or sweet custard candy. The video gathered hundreds of thousands of views.

Meanwhile, some viewers and netizens are suggesting that Ms. Pastillas be banned on television because she is teaching the girls to search for their new boyfriend on social media. But Angelica’s supporters defended her by saying that she is just entertaining people and not teaching them to flirt with newly met person.