Meet John, Liza Soberano's Portuguese-Filipino half-brother

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 19 2019 01:26 PM | Updated as of Feb 19 2019 01:33 PM

MANILA -- Actress Liza Soberano has met her 22-year-old half-brother John, who is the son of her father, John Castillo Soberano, with a Portuguese woman.

The actress has an American mother Jacqulyn Elizabeth Hanley.

On Facebook, Soberano's manager Ogie Diaz shared the photo of the meeting.
 

Meet John, Liza Soberano's Portuguese-Filipino half-brother 1
Meet John, Liza Soberano's Portuguese-Filipino half-brother 2

"Kauuwi lang dito ni John sa request na rin ng ama niya na pinagkuhaan niya ng pangalan. Tuwang-tuwa si Daddy John, dahil when he left US, huling kita niya kay younger John ay 6 months old. Kaya ang ama ay ninanamnam ang presensiya ng anak bago ito lumipad sa US in April," Diaz narrated.

"Andito si John para makapiling si Liza at ang pamilya nito. Close na close na agad ang dalawa. Actually, na-meet na rin John si Enrique Gil at tingin ko kahapon sa tsikahan nila ay close na din sila," Diaz added.

The "Alone/Together" actress was born in California. She was raised by her maternal grandparents when her parents separated, before moving to Manila at the age of 10 to live with her father.

Soberano has another younger brothers, Justin David, Dustin and Jaden.