In the last week of May 2001, Robin Padilla joined his wife and three lovely daughters in Australia for an uninterrupted nine-day family reunion. With him was his then one-year old son Ali—Robin Padilla Jr. to non-Muslims—whom he was returning to his wife. “Iniwan kasi siya sa akin ni Liezl nung umuwi sila dito,” says Robin. “E, hindi raw kaya ni Liezl na malayo ang bunso niya, kaya hinatid ko. Isa pa, sa Australia kasi, may mga medical programs sila sa mga bata.”
But now that he’s back in the country, it’s his turn to miss the boy. “Siguro after six months, kukunin ko ulit. Nami-miss ko rin, e. Iba kasi ang may bata sa bahay.”
While in Australia, the whole Padilla brood had the best of times. See for yourself.