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John Prats wants to have more kids: ‘Baby making muna kami ngayon’

The “Diyos-Diyosan” star admits his wife Isabel Oli will not return to showbiz just yet.

BY
Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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05/02/2016 01:28 AM
John Prats wants to have more kids: ‘Baby making muna kami ngayon’
050216-john_main.jpgAs the star of the movie Diyos-Diyosan, John Prats admits he is not bothered with their playdate coinciding with the opening of two other big films by Star Cinema and Viva Films. 

"Well I don’t treat it naman as a competition. Itong pelikula na ito hindi ito kumbaga yung nakasanayan ng bawat Pilipino na kikiligin tayo. Hindi po kayo kikiligin sa pelikulang ito, hindi po kayo ma-i-in love. Ang purpose ng movie na ito kasi ginawa namin siya with a purpose talaga. Yung purpose niya is since malapit na yung botohan, sana ay makatulong ito. Sana makatulong itong pelikulang ito na makapag-decide yung bawat Pilipino kung sino talaga yung iboboto sila. 

Yung ibang scenes are based on facts. Sana bigyan lang nila ng chance na sana makatulong talaga yung pelikula,” he shared during the DIyos-Diyosan presscon held last April 28 at the Historia Bar in Quezon city.

In the film, John plays the role of Bernard Mojica, a young idealist who eventually transforms into a deceptive politician who was initially influenced by his high school teacher Estrell (played by princess PUnzalan). 

The film starts in the Marcos era until the present day Aquino administration. "It is politically motivated. That’s the purpose of the film. Kung pinapatamaan, walang isang taong pinapatamaan. Siguro marami or kung sinong mag-react sila yung tinamaan. Because ako nung tinanggap ko yung pelikula sabi ko ang tapang nung pelikula. Pero sabi ko talon ako dito kasi baka saka sakali pag ginawa ko itong pelikula na ito ay makatulong ako,” he explained.

With the birth of his first baby Feather earlier this month, John admitted he and wife Isabel Oli are still on a high. "Sobrang gusto ko na everyday just to be with her. 80% ang sabi ako (ang kamuhka niya) pero kasi sa stage naman na ito nag-cha-change pa yung itsura niya. Wala, hindi ko ma-explain kung ano yung happiness. Kasi I was there nung nanganganak yung misis ko so iba yung experience. Mamahalin mo lalo yung asawa mo, yung journey niya simula day one na buntis siya ibang journey,” he said. 

John revealed it was a surreal experience to watch his child enter the world. "Even yung paglabas ni Feather parang sobrang magical nung feeling. Hindi mo alam umiiyak ka na pala, yung di mo planado hindi ka naman nag-e-emote. Sobrang happy na ako ngayon na healthy and safe yung delivery na nangyari sa wife ko and si baby Feather normal. Kasi yung day one na ipinagdadasal mo na sana lima daliri ng anak mo, healthy siya and walang complications. Happy ako na yun yung nangyari sa aking munting pamilya,” he added. 

Being a new parent, John shared he is slowly learning how to take care of a baby. "I tape everyday for Ang Probinsyano and uuwi ako ng mga 2 am kasi night shift ako so siyempre yung wife ko nag-re-recover pa lang siya and ako yung nagkakarga pero siyempre yung breastfeeding. Ang hirap nung una kasi hindi mo alam kung bakit siya umiiyak, natatakot ako hindi ko alam eh. It’s either change diapers or gutom yun lang namaneh. But ngayon alam ko na kung ano yung timpla so medyo relaxed na kaming mag-asawa ngayon,” he divulged. 

Part of his everyday routine now includes helping Feather burp after meals. "Marunong na ako magpalit (ng diapers). Hindi ako nagtitimpla (ng gatas) kasi breastfeeding kami ngayon. Siguro yung dalawang pamangkin ko never ko sila nahawakan nung baby kasi parang very fragile sila pero once na anak mo na pala yun, parang natuto na ako bigla in like five minutes how to swaddle a baby pati yung pagbuhat. Dun kasi wala akong choice pati yung pag-burp niya and after ng inom ipapa-burp mo siya and every morning we have our bonding na 6 am kasi papaarawan mo siya. That’s our bonding eh. Yun yung sakripisyo ko sa kanya,” he shared. 

Now that his wife has given birth, John also revealed Isabel Oli (real name Maria Olivia “Liv” Daytia) is more focused on having more kids than returning to showbiz. "Well objective talaga namin na magkaroon siya ng normal delivery and buti na lang normal siya para siguro pag ready na gawa na kami ulit. Kasi gusto namin sunod sunod na. Para tatlong sunod sunod and then okay na,” he revealed. 

John remarked his wife will eventually go back when their family planning is complete. "After nung three kids. Yun yung mindset niya eh. Baby making muna kami ngayon. Wala namang (minamadali). Ako naman kasi parang matagal ko na rin naman kasi actually hinintay ito. I’m 32 and Liv is 34 so siguro it’s about time na sunod sunurin na namin. parang we don’t have that privilege na maghintay pa ng another year. Hangga’t kaya ni Liv.” 

Watch Diyos-Diyosan as it opens in cinemas nationwide on May 4. Also starring Princess Punzalan, Kiko Estrada, Tirso Cruz III, Cheska Diaz, Lorenzo Mara, Vanessa del Moral, and Glaiza de Castro. Directed by Christian film director Cesar Buendia.