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Daniel Padilla on Johnny Manahan’s network transfer: ‘Hindi magbabago ang respeto at pagmamahal ko sa kanya’

Apollo digital concert performer Daniel Padilla gives thanks to his biggest mentor at ABS-CBN.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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10/08/2020 10:48 AM
Daniel Padilla on Johnny Manahan’s network transfer: ‘Hindi magbabago ang respeto at pagmamahal ko sa kanya’

With Star Magic’s co-founder Johnny Manahan’s announcement last month that he is transferring to TV5, many Kapamilya fans were saddened to see the ABS-CBN mentor leave his home network. One of his biggest talents, Daniel Padilla chose to have a more pragmatic approach to his mentor’s decision.

During the virtual presscon for his upcoming concert Apollo: A Daniel Padilla Digital Experience, the singer-actor weighed in on the recent news. “Yung mga ganung bagay wala na akong magagwa dun dahil siyempre mga bossing ko yan eh, andito lang kami nakikinig lang kami. Hindi naman kami puwedeng mag-huwag, huwag. Hindi ko naman puwedeng gawin yun dahil alaga lang ako ng bossing ko si Mr. M di ba? So kung ano man ang desisyon ngayon, kailangan natin respetuhin yun and hindi naman nagkulang si Mr. M sa dami ng panahon niya na nandito sa ABS-CBN. Almost lahat ng malalaking artista ngayon at mga nagsisimula lumaki ay galing sa kanya. Hawak niya yun. Siya nakakakita nun. Siya pa rin ang star creator nating lahat,” he said.

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Although it might take some time before they work together on television again, DJ said he will be seeing Mr. M again soon. DJ has always been vocal about treating the former Star Magic head as a father figure. “Pero hindi naman dahil sa nangyayari ngayon, hindi na mag-uusap. Magkikita pa rin kami hanggang ngayon dhail magiging erpat ko yun. Siya ang dahilan kung bakit ako nag-ko-concert din ngayon. Siya ang dahilan kung bakit ako may lakas ng loob mag-a-ASAP at kumanta ng live, dahil tuwing may blocking lalapit lang ako sa kanya, ‘Mr. M kaya ko ba ito?’ Sasabihin niya, ‘DJ, rock and roll lang yan!’ Tapos i-ga-guide niya ako sa stage. Sa kanya ako nagsimula mag-perform perform. Sa kanya lahat yun and hindi magbabago ang mga nangyari sa ating lahat. Hindi magbabago ang respeto at pagmamahal ko sa kanya,” he admitted.

At 25-years-old, DJ said he credits his maturity to those like Mr. M who gave him much needed guidance about his career and personal life. “Hindi naman ako lang ‘to, yung proper guidance ng mga taong nasa paligid ko at produkto nila ay kami. Ganun lang naman yun. So tayo be careful kung sino sinasamahan at pinapakinggan natin. Kasi minsan hindi mo alam kung saan ka dinadala nun. At sa parte natin, alamin natin ang dapat at hindi dapat pinapakinggan. Ganun lang,” he explained.

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Watch DJ perform at the Apollo: A Daniel Padilla Digital Experience this Sunday, October 111. Tickets are exclusively available for purchase online via ktx.ph. Tickets are sold for only P499 to experience this one-of-a-kind pre-holiday show.