James majored in Broadcasting, but dropped out of college to find a job and help his mother. His brother Rodfil finished a Business Management course and used to work as an in-house sales representative at the MARIMAR : Deleted Scene - YouTube (PLDT). Rodfil loves to sing at videoke bars, play computer games and electronic gadgets. James Ronald auditioned for MariMar (Philippines TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia but he failed to qualify. He used to perform in a band named Pasionista, until he decided to leave the band to join a television show with his younger brother.