Robin Padilla is said to have raised tough girls.
To see his daughters cry over boys is the last thing the action star, or any parent, would want to see.
Robin's daughter, Kylie Padilla, recently celebrated her 19th birthday and the actor-father threw a surprise shindig for his daughter, the second of his three 'princesses' with ex-wife Liezl Sicangco.
Robin's other children—Queenie, Zhen Zhen, and Ali—are set to go back to Queensland, Australia where they were all raised. The party for Kylie was also a send-off to Robin's three children.
It was reported that Kylie cried during the surprise party last January 22 because her "super close" friend, GMA-7 talent Aljur Abrenica, did not show up and further aggravated their rumored break-up.
Kylie refuted this issue [CLICK HERE to read related story]. According to her, she and Aljur were never even a couple.
At the recent press conference of ABS-CBN's sitcom Toda Max on November 9, Thursday, held at the 14th Floor, ELJ Building of the ABS-CBN Network, Robin conveyed that he was unaware of his daughter's weeping incident.
"Umiyak? Wow. Aba, e, alamin muna natin kung sino ang may kasalanan diyan," was Robin's stunned but calm reply.
Further asked if Kylie came to him crying or even confided in him, the actor was quick to respond, "Ai hindi, hindi, hindi. Hindi niya gagawin 'yun!"
He explains that his daughter is not one to cry over such matters, more so disclose such troubles with him: "[Hindi niya gagawin ang] number one, siguro, pag-iyak [at] number two, pagsabi sa akin."
When prodded to elaborate, Robin, a.k.a. Binoy, states, "Ayy, hindi gawain ng babae ang umiyak.
"Ang lalaki dapat ang ano, hindi naman ang umiiyak! Kailangan lalaki ang naaapektuhan sa relasyon. Hindi [ang] babae."
Did he advise this to his daughter?
"Matutuklasan niya 'yan sa sarili niyang journey."
Is Philippine cinema's "Bad Boy" action star one to get angry and upset over seeing her daughter cry? Robin says, "Hindi. Marami kasing klaseng pag-iyak, e! Kung niloko siya... e highly trained naman yung anak ko. Bahala na siya."
When asked to confirm if Kylie and Aljur were ever even boyfriend-and-girlfriend, Robin said he has no knowledge of it.
"Ai hindi ko alam. Ayoko magtanong."
He says that his wife, TV-5's Wiltime Bigtime host Mariel Rodriguez, is the one who takes the initiative of overseeing Kylie's friendship with Aljur.
"Ang alam ko kasi, si Mariel din ang gumagawa ng paraan, e. Minsan iniimbitahan niya sa premiere night ni Ms. Poks [Pokwang] sa A Mother's Story."
"Inimbita niya si Aljur at si Kylie. Hindi sila dumating."
Robin confirms that he is aware of Aljur's non-appearance at Kylie's surprise party.
"Nung surprise party kay Kylie hindi din dumating si Aljur. So ginagawa lahat ni Mariel."
"[Para] Magkabalikan? Hindi, hindi! Ibig sabihin [para] makita kong magkasama kasi hindi ko pa nakita 'yun, e.
"Minsan ko lang nakita 'yun [Aljur]. Isang beses lang. Medyo mali nga, alak pa yung binigay sa akin, e. Hindi niya alam Liveraide ako!," Robin chuckles at his own remark.
He goes on to confirm that even to him, it was never clarified nor confirmed if Kylie and Aljur had a relationship beyond friendship.
"A wala, wala. Hindi ako nagtatanong nang ganun."
As a father to his children, Robin is not one to meddle in his children's affairs. Not that he chooses to take a less active role in their lives.
"Kasi naniniwala ako na... kasi ganun ako nung bata ako.
"Hanggang hindi ako humihingi ng saklolo, 'wag niyo 'kong pakialaman.
"'Yun din ang sa mga anak ko. Sila naman ay pinalaki ko sa pananampalatayang Islam.
"Sila ay highly trained sa baril [at] martial arts. Palagay ko kaya nilang depensahan ang sarili nila. Nakapag-aral sila sa matitinding eskuwelahan.
"Walang dahilan para maloko sila."
Kylie has always been a good daughter to his father, Robin says.
"Good daughter naman talaga 'yun. Hindi ako binigyan ng suliranin 'nun."
The same goes for his eldest, Queenie, who recently gave up her showbiz career for religious reasons.
"Si Queenie, lalo na ngayon. Kinausap ko lang siya nang masinsinan din patungkol doon.
"Siyempre ang pananampalataya ni Queenie, hindi natin kinukuwestiyon yun, e. Ako gusto ko yun.
"Kami ni Leizel, ang pangarap namin sa mga anak namin ang mabuhay nang isang muslim.
"Kung merong masaya doon sa pagbabalik loob ni Queenie sa Islam, e kami yun ng nanay niya.
Robin made it clear that it was his first-born's own decision to leave the entertainment circuit after her Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca— a religious duty that muslims must accomplish at least once in their lives.
"Desisyon niya yun nung nag-Hajji siya." Robin emphasizes that he had no hand in Queenie's actions.
"Wala, wala. Napanood ko lang 'yun sa interview niya. E, ilang taon naman na siya? 20 years old!
"Sinabi ko lang sa kanya na napakagandang medium ng show business sa Islam. Mas makikita ng tao kung ano yung Islam kung nag-aartista ka, hindi ba?
"Gusto niya [rin] mag-aral."
Being raised by one action star-Dad perhaps has its own pros. For one, Kylie and Queenie are growing up to become women— headstrong, tough, and made of something else.