Dennis Padilla admits he is disappointed with Joshua Garcia

The comedian got teary-eyed talking about the controversies surrounding his daughter Julia Barretto.

BY LANCE PAOLO LIM

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4/11/2018 3:39 PM
Dennis Padilla admits he is disappointed with Joshua Garcia


 

Dennis Padilla got teary-eyed while talking about the controversies surrounding his daughter Julia, prompting him to pour out his emotions and go on a no holds barred interview during the set visit for the fifth season of Funny Ka, Pare Ko

Dennis said he last talked to his daughter during the Holy Week over dinner. He said that he asked Julia about Joshua because he had already heard rumors about the two but she only told him they were both busy with work. 

“‘Yun ‘yung dinner namin and there was a portion ng conversation namin nawala akong alam eh. Kaya lang may mga nagku-kuwento sa ‘kin during the Holy Week. So ako ‘di naman ako basta naniniwala, so gusto ko magtanong. Eh di ‘yun tinanong ko. ‘Nagkikita pa ba kayo ni Joshua?’ Diretso tinanong ko kaagad. Sabi niya, ‘oo naman Pa, kaya lang busy ako sa work, busy rin siya sa taping.’ Ah, oo nga pala may teleserye rin siya. So I felt na ayaw niya i-discuss so pinutol ko na lang din out of respect. 

Tsaka adult na ‘yang mga ‘yan eh. Pero nun pictorial namin para sa photoshoot nito (Funny Ka), medyo iba na narinig ko sa na-confirm ko ‘kung alam ko totoo pala na nagkaroon ng problema,” he continued. 

The comedian then also remembered the message he gave Joshua during a guesting on morning show Magandang Buhay.

“‘Di ba meron akong previous interview o guesting sa Magandang Buhay and then nag-guest si Joshua and si Julia. So during the interview sa Magandang Buhay interview ni Joshua and ni Julia, ni-replay ‘tung portion nang interview ko regarding him. So ang sabi ko sa portion ng interview ko na basta ‘wag mo lang lolokohin ‘yung anak ko, ‘wag mong sasaktan ang anak ko. Nakatawa naman ako. Kaya lang nagiging action star ako if you’ll do otherwise. 

“Tapos during the live portion, natuwa naman ako dun sa sagot niya sabi niya ‘Ah naiintindihan ko naman Tito Dennis, ‘di ka magiging action star,’ kaya ayun lang ang message ko kay Joshua, siguraduhin mo Joshua ‘di ako magiging action star kasi anak ko ‘yan alam mo ‘yun,” he added. 

Dennis also revealed he had a man-to-man talk with Joshua last year. 

“Father’s Day ‘yun ‘di ko makakalimutan. Nag-usap tayong dalawa. So lalaki ka, lalaki ako. So kung magkakaroon ng problema, kausapin mo din ako kasi nag-usap tayo ‘di ba? Iba ‘yung nag-uusap ng personal kaysa d’un sa nababalitaan mo lang ‘yung kuwento. Eh siyempre ayoko namang gawing basis ang kwento. Gusto ko ang sa tao mismo (manggaling),” he said. 

Kasi once in a while I also greet him. Oh, kumusta na anak? Ganun naman ako. And nagtetext din naman siya saken. One time nga nung nag-e-edit ako nung The Barker nung October nag-text pa siya sa ‘kin. May pinadala pa nga siya na Johnnie Walker. Sabi ko ang bait na bata,” he added. 

When asked if he felt disappointed over what the The Good Son actor has done to his daughter, he answered, “Oo naman. Siyempre anak mo ‘yun eh. ‘Di ba? Anyway, kung ano man ang problema niyo, matatanda na naman kayo, puro kayo mga adult na. Alam niyo na ang dapat gawin.”

Dennis Padilla also gave unsolicited advice to his daughter whom he believes will make the right decision. 

“And kay Julia, kung alam mong di ka na masaya, umalis ka na diyan. Ngayon kung masaya ka pa diyan, maintain ka lang. Kasi ganun lang naman ‘yun eh, kung masyado nang mainit sa kusina, anong gagawin mo? Umalis ka na dun sa kusina mainit eh. Pero kung kaya mo pa ‘yung init sa kusina at masaya ka pa sa kusina na ‘yun, stay with him,” he said. 

However, the 56-year-old actor admitted that he felt the sincerity of Joshua during his interview on Tonight With Boy Abunda on April 10. 

Nung umpisa hindi, pero nung bandang huli, medyo naniniwala na ako, especially nung sinabi ni Boy Abunda na eto I remember the phrase, ‘Joshua, you have my respect’ so nung sinabi ni Boy Abunda ‘yun, sabi ko, ‘Okay approve’,” he stated. 

Asked if he is willing to talk things over with Joshua, Dennis replied, “Mag-sorry lang sa ‘kin, okay na ‘yun. Sabihin niya, ‘Sorry, Tito Dennis.’ ‘Pag inulit niya ‘yun magiging action star na talaga ako. Wala nang makakapigil nun. Tsaka ‘di na ako nagpapatawa nun.”

Rumors about Joshua and Julia’s split surfaced after the two unfollowed each other, due to the actor’s comment on a girl’s photo on Instagram.