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Robin Padilla defends daughter Queenie from 'kandungan' issue

The Tum: My Pledge of Love star says he would be the first to get mad if his daughter acted inappropriately.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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3/31/2011 7:32 AM
Robin Padilla defends daughter Queenie from 'kandungan' issue


033111-robin_main.jpgWith the April 6 playdate of his movie Tum: My Pledge of Love fast approaching, action star Robin Padilla has his hands full not just with promoting the film but finishing post-production work on it as well. The actor, who also wrote and directed the movie, has been very vocal about how he has enjoyed the whole experience, especially since it was also his first time to direct his wife Mariel Rodriguez and eldest daughter Queenie.

The 41-year-old actor was also quick to defend Queenie on the issue that he caught her and co-star Ejay Falcon acting inappropriately on set when she sat in Ejay’s lap. “Kawawa naman yung anak ko. Para sa akin, kung negatibo para sa kanila yun, opinion na nila yun. Pero ako yung tatay. Kung negatibo yun, ako siguro yung unang-unang magagalit. Pero sa aking opinion, wala akong nakitang masama. Wala akong nakitang malisya, wala silang ginagawa na sa palagay ko ay masakit sa mata, yun ang isang bagay na sila’y gumagawa lamang ng pelikula at sila’y nasa loob ng shooting at kung ano man yung ginagawa nila ay kasama yun sa role nila. Kung ano ma yung opinion ng ibang tao, ay pasensya na po kayo, hindi naman po nila ginawa yun sa loob ng kuwarto. Sa shooting po yun. Wala na akong dapat patunayan kahit kanino,” he said during his launch as direct-selling company Natasha’s newest celebrity member last March 29, 2011, at the C55 Events Place in Quezon City.

The Tum: My Pledge of Love star also stressed that he saw no malice in the two young actors sharing one seat. “Mabait na bata yung mga anak ko at naniniwala ako na sa kanilang mga puso, sila’y mga Muslim. Kung ano man yung opinion ninyo, sa shooting lang yun,” he added. But when it comes to courting his daughters, Robin, who is a devout Muslim, said it’s a whole different matter altogether. “Naku, diyan pumapasok yung ating religion. Katulad nung mapapanuod niyo sa Tum na may kanya-kanyang alituntunin an gating mga religion, ako’y naniniwala na hindi lamang sa Islam kung ‘di sa Christianity din naman ay ipinagbabawal yang boyfriend-girlfriend na yan. Yan ay tradition na ng West, hindi yan tradition ng ating mga Pilipino,” he explained.

Robin said he can only hope that his children and those who plan to court them in the future will choose to act wisely. “Ang pakiusap ko sa mga anak ko, hindi ko naman sila puwedeng pilitin dahil ako ang magulang at sila’y may mga sarili ng isip. Sa pagkakataong ito, sana ang manaig ay yung pagiging Muslim. Sana kung ano man yung mga lambingan na yan, sa pelikula lang yan. At sana huwag muna tumawid dun. Mga bata pa kayo. Ngayon pa lang tumatamis ang inyong mga pangarap. Napakadami pang dadating at ganun din naman, sa kanilang mga gustong manliligaw, mga artista rin naman ito, inyo muna namnamin ang inyong mga pangako sa inyong mga pamilya na kayo ang magsisilbing ilaw, magsisilbing tagapag-ahon sa anumang nararanasan nating kahirapan. Namnamin muna natin yunat kapag handa na tayong talikuran ang lahat at handa na tayong lumagay sa tahimik at handa na tayong wala ng iisipin kundi yung babae, yun ang oras,” he said.

During the Natasha press conference, Robin also defended his ex-wife Liezl Sicangco, with whom he has four children. According to abs-cbnnews.com, Liezl, who is based in Australia, had expressed displeasure over her daughters’ appearance and choices of wardrobe and said there is no sense of staying in showbiz if they are not practicing the teachings of Islam. True or not, Robin said he and his daughters understand where his ex-wife is coming from. “Walang sinabing ganun si Liezl. Si Liezl ay isang Muslim at ang kanyang sinabi ay pagiging Muslim yun. At katunayan, ako at ang kanyang mga ana