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Gab Valenciano back in Los Angeles for good, dad Gary and mom Angeli too?

By Claire Morales True

LOS ANGELES – Gab Valenciano is back in the United States, this time for good.

On Instagram, Gab, 34, who is Jose Angelo Gabriel Valenciano in real life, shared his flight journey from Manila to Los Angeles, California on April 12, with his parents Angeli and Gary Valenciano, Hermes Joy Tunac reported for GMA Integrated News.

Gab did not disclose if his parents Gary and Angeli Pangilinan moved back for good to the U.S. as well.

His dad Gary is known diabetic and cancer survivor and has undergone successful heart surgery. Last year, Gary had a series of concerts in the United States, including California, Texas and Alaska.

Before Christmas last year, Gary created a buzz online as he pleaded for a “miraculous touch.”

His wife and manager Angeli, later clarified, that Gary was in his best element and that his health continues to improve.

But the actor, musician, dancer-host and model shared that his mother is currently on a wheelchair due to an accident which needed stitches on her foot.

“She got into an accident a few days ago and needed stitches on her foot, hence the wheelchair and cane. But she is a trooper and traveled anyway,” he added as Inquirer reported.

Fellow celebrities Jak Roberto, Darren Espanto, Melai Cantiveros, Krista Ranillo, and Erik Santos, as well as entrepreneur Angie Mead King wished Gab Valenciano the best of luck in his new journey.

Manila media like Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, and even Panay News also reported on the development on the dancer, composer and performer like his father.

“A new season, a new chapter, a new step,” Gab wrote.

“Many years in the making, and finally, here we are. I am back in LA for good and ready for what’s to come,” he added, the reports added. “My heart is full and overflowing with excitement and gratitude!”

Gab also wrote, “The past six years have been quite the journey. A lot of ups and downs and a whole lot of experiences that I believe have prepared me for this very moment.”

“I am thankful for the people I’ve met and learned to love along the way. You all know who you are and I just want to say thank you and I love you, deeply. I wouldn’t be here if not for all of you,” he added.

He then thanked the people he met and “learned to love along the way.”

“You all know who you are, and I just want to say thank you, and I love you deeply. I wouldn’t be here if not for all of you,” he said.

Gab also thanked his family for their continued prayers.

“Thank you to all my loved ones for all your prayers. Just like in 2013 when I studied abroad, this is a huge leap of faith forward yet again, but I am grateful I’m able to constantly jumpstart my life and reinvent myself with God, my friends, and my family by my side,” he said.

“To God be all glory and praise in all I do. I dedicate this next phase to those who never gave up on me. I love you all! Here we go!” he wrote.

In June 2020, Gab opened up about having depression and reached out to those who were going through the same thing.

He has always been vocal about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and clinical depression since 2019. In fact, he is one of the few celebrities who have not been afraid to go public with his mental health struggles.

Since then, the 34-year-old singer and dancer has continued to inspire and help educate more people dealing with mental health issues.

Gab’s recent appearances in the Philippines include the Eraserheads reunion concert in December 2022 and episodes of the variety show “Wowowin.” (Claire Morales True/