Photos credit: @bagatsingrk on Instagram
He has started creating a mark for himself after his highly-impressive portrayal of Arnaldo Ardiente - Torillo, the obsessive lover of Ivy Aguas (Maja Salvador) who’s willing to give up everything he has in order to please her, even though his ties with his family is at stake.
He has a love-hate relationship with his mom Emilia (Aiko Melendez) and grandfather Don Julio (Tirso Cruz III) and wasn’t able to harness rapport with his brother Diego (Joseph Marco) until his last breath.
But RK Bagatsing is totally different in real life. He treasures his family so much and shower them with overwhelming love, as seen on the photos he uploads in Instagram.
His stint as a psychopath in Wildflower is completely nerve-wracking, and the company of his favorite people is a great breather for him. He makes sure to spend quality time with them during his offs from work.
In one of his posts, he revealed that one of the best things that makes him excited in going home even for a while is to catch up with his dad Boy and talk about the previous episodes of the afternoon series.
Meanwhile, his poignant Mother’s Day greeting for their mom Marilou last year surely not only melted her heart, but of his followers as well.
Apart from being a sweet son to their parents, RK is also a dependable and loving brother to his seven siblings. Although they’re many, he insisted that all of them are close to each other. But his bond with his Ate Monina and their bunso Princess is more cohesive.
During his two separate guestings in Magandang Buhay, his sisters both tagged him as their most reliable partner-in-crime. He would protect them at all times and be their most consistent companion to the highs and lows of life.
When the time came that RK needed their support, financially and morally, they were by his side, too. As a matter of fact, Princess was the one who funded his expenses during his go-sees and auditions.
In a newspaper interview, it was revealed that his Kuya Raymond was his first-ever acting mentor and his inspiration on pursuing a career on showbiz. Aside from being top-caliber actors, they also share the same penchant in bodybuilding, martial arts, and books.