Lovelife : Reportedly courting Bea Binene, his screen partner but no official admission by them. See update of their relationship here
Showbiz career : Jake auditioned with Tom Adrales of Circle of 10 Image Model Search sometime in 2008. He was referred to Kuya Germs (German Moreno) who allowed him to sing in his radio show. The next day, he already taped his first tv appearance in GMA's Walang Tulugan with German Moreno.
Then he was cast in other GMA shows - Joaquin Bordado, Gagambino, and Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin?
but he became famous for his portrayal of the young
Tristan in the Philippine adaptation of Stairway to Heaven. He plays Jacob in Reel Love Presents : Tween Hearts.
From His own words : "No'ng 15 pa ako, naisip ko na gusto kong mag-artista. Gusto ko lang i-try 'yong acting kasi sa isip ko, may talent naman ako, kumakanta naman ako. Marunong naman akong maggitara.'
(interview with Yes Magazine where he was
chosen as one of the most beautiful stars the new breed category for 2011)
His most Controversial issue so far : A spat with Director Andoy Ranay of First Time when he reportedly told Jake: “P___ ina mo, nagpa-ch__a ka na naman siguro kagabi!” (Reference : http://www.pinoyparazzi.com/