This boy’s life
As a member of the cultural dance group Sining Kumintang ng Batangas, Joshua traveled in 2011 to Sardinia, Italy, to represent the country in the Is Pariglias International Folk Dance Festival. The actor proudly says that he can perform traditional dances such as maglalatik and tinikling. Joshua’s aunt, Santa Suarez-Embalsado, whom he calls Tita Ganda, took care of him as a young boy. With them are Joshua’s elder sister Renza (back row, right) and childhood friend Ella. Joshua (left), here with a classmate, attended elementary school and his first two years of high school in Bauan, Batangas. He only moved to Manila when he was 16 to join PBB. Before he became a contestant on Pinoy Big Brother: All
In, Joshua Garcia was just an average kid—a young Batangueño who liked dancing, playing badminton, and hanging out with friends. In some ways, a lot has changed since he stepped into the limelight. But if there is one thing that has remained constant through the years, it’s the tagline PBB gave him back in 2014.
He is still, and will always be, Tatay’s Boy ng Batangas. Ella and Joshua were around five years old in this adorable photo. Judging by their pose, they were the best of friends. Joshua went into the goofiest pose for this photo with Renza (left) and Ella (center). Even now, the actor says that he is makulit, just like his character Vince in the MMFF entry Vince & Kath & James.