Dennis Trillo speaks on romance with Jennylyn Mercado

Glaiza Jarloc

A GOOD relationship requires effort and dedication.

That was according to Dennis Trillo as he opened up about his romance with actress Jennylyn Mercado.

In an interview Monday evening at the grand press launch of his newest primetime series "Mulawin vs Ravena" on GMA-7, Trillo said that despite his busy schedule, he allot personal time to be with his girlfriend.

Every chance he could get, Trillo makes it a point to be with her. He said if there's a will, there's a way.

"Chine-cherish lang namin yung lahat ng oras na magkasama kami at siyempre ini-enjoy namin yung mga magagandang nangyari sa buhay, sa career lalo na ngayon na pareho kaming may magagandang major shows sa GMA. 'Pag gusto mo makasama yung tao kahit busy ka, gagawan mo ng paraan," he said.

Last Sunday, Trillo was among the closest family and friends of Mercado who turned up when she celebrated her 30th birthday with a Luau-themed party.

He said Mercado's special day was already complete as her ultimate wish was finally granted -– to bring home her biological father, Noli Pineda, back to Manila.

The actor also hinted a good relationship with Pineda.

"Nakakatuwa na nagkakasundo sila. Nakakataba ng puso na makita na okay yung relationship nila. Sobrang bait (ng tatay ni Jenn) kaya ang daling pakisamahan," he said.

He shared that their recent trip to Seoul, South Korea was his first time to meet Pineda in person but they've managed to immediately get comfortable with each other.

His parents also met Mercado and her father.

"Masaya kasi finally na-meet ko na yung daddy niya. Nakakatuwa na sobrang bait niya and madaling pakisamahan. Everyone's comfortable agad," he said.

Asked if they are already planning to tie the knot soon, Trillo said they still have a lot of responsibilities in their respective careers.

"Mangyayari yun kapag oras na. Hindi mo masabi. Ayoko bigyan oras. Hindi ko alam kung saan nanggaling yun pero wala pa."

Right now, his focus is with "Mulawin vs Ravena," which will air weekdays.

Trillo returns to the sequel of the hit television series, "Mulawin", which aired over a decade ago.

"Mas exciting and malayong malayo (sa una). Ibang-iba. That was 13 years ago, wala pang mga drone camera noon at na-utilize talaga namin yung technology."

The Kapuso star added that he never thought that time will come where he's already part of sequel of his previous show.

"Never na-imagine yun kasi nung natapos ang Mulawin naging benchmark na siya sa genre niya. Hindi ko akalain na bubuhayin ulit siya kasi maganda na yung legacy ng Mulawin before," he said.

He also mentioned the enthusiasm and passion of the new actors who part of the project.

Directed by Dominic Zapata and Don Michael Perez, "Mulawin vs Ravena" airs beginning May 22 only on GMA Telebabad. (SunStar Philippines)