- Started his career with the movie Jose Rizal (1998).
- Made his television debut with the show Mga Anghel na Walang Langit, aired in 2005.
- Got a chance to host a travel show on television titled CNNGo, which first aired in 2012.
- Opened a restaurant named Pen-Pen's Filipino Kitchen in 2012.
- Transit (2013) is his first film to be sent to the Oscars to represent his country.
- Made his writing debut with an episode of the television show Magpakailanman in 2013.