Despite the heavy downpour last March 22, fans of Kathryn Bernardo and Enrique Gil— a.k.a. the KathQuenatics— gathered at the Plaza Ibarra events venue in Quezon City to celebrate the birthdays of the two young stars.
Kathryn just turned 17 last March 26, while Enrique turns 21 on March 30.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) got an exclusive preview of the event and witnessed how happy the two former Princess And I stars were as they spent the day with their supporters.
“Super nagpapasalamat kami sa kanila kasi hindi naman madali mag-set-up ng ganito, e, at saka yung mga na-invite nila, hindi madaling makakuha ng sponsors.
"Super thankful kami sa kanila and [ito ang] first party na in-attend-an ko for my birthday,” says Kathryn.
Prior to the party, they had already been receiving gifts from their supporters— something which Enrique is very grateful for.
“Masaya ako sa mga hard work and mga gifts, like yung mga aso, yung iPad mini... everything! Super thankful kami sa lahat talaga."
Enrique and Kathryn received a Pomeranian puppy and an iPad mini tablet that day.
“We didn’t know it will be this big. Pati itong party... Basta I am happy na happy din sila. Yun lang. Happy kaming lahat,” he continued.
BIRTHDAY FOR A CAUSE. Apart from the birthday celebration, the fans also surprised Kathryn and Enrique when they revealed that they will be supporting one child from World Vision on their behalf.
Kathryn describes this gift as "solid!"
“Guys, maraming salamat! Yung gift na ‘yan, solid ‘yan!” Kathryn exclaimed as she talked to their fans.
“Sobrang na-appreciate namin ni Quen [Enrique's nickname], para naman, di ba, makatulong tayo sa bata, kaya super thank you kasi ang ganda ng idea na ‘yan.
“Sana talaga lahat tayo ma-encourage na tumulong. Thank you so much talaga, guys.”
Meanwhile, Enrique remembered what he and his family would do every Christmas.
He narrated, “Naalala ko kasi nung bata kami.
He narrated, “Yung dad ko magician siya, we grew up na instead of having a Christmas party, we would go out with the street children.
“As in tipong mom ko magluluto, dad ko magshu-show sa kanila, kami tutulong sa dad ko mag-magic parang assistant niya kami.
“So, growing up nasanay kami na ganun.
“Kasi mom ko idol niya si Pricess Diana.
“Si Princess Diana puro charity ginagawa niya so growing up ito talaga yung ginagawa namin.
“So, it’s good na yung feeling mo kahit bata ka pa lang feeling mo you feel so alive parang may purpose yung buhay mo.”
He emphasized, “Kahit bata ka may purpose ka, so mas maganda yung feeling na ganun.
“So, thank you talaga!”
MUST BE LOVE. Looks like these two are blessed because after the success of Princess and I comes their blockbuster movie Must Be... Love.
“Happy kami kasi okay naman and sabi nila blockbuster daw. Nakakatuwa kasi maganda yung feedback nila,” says Kathryn.
BIRTHDAY PLANS. The two are celebrating their birthdays this Holy Week so it will be a one-time vacation for the two of them.
Kathryn said that she’ll be celebrating her birthday with her family and friends.
She elaborates, “Kami sa Subic, alis kami sa 25. Hanggang 27 lang naman.
“Kasi 26 birthday ko then balik ng Manila kasi may gagawin ako.”
Enrique will be in Cebu with his family.
“Plans ko, I’ll be in Cebu, sa island... sa beach. I love the beach so much so gusto ko doon lagi.
“Kasama ko family ko.
“Dun na rin ang holy week,” he reveals.
BIRTHDAY GIFT. In an interview in The Buzz, Kathryn mentioned that she wanted a bag from Daniel. But when we asked her if Daniel granted her wish, she answered, “Kasi sa Buzz tinanong nila ako, sabi ko bag.
“Ayoko mag-expect, pero bumili na ako sa sarili ko.”
Meanwhile, Enrique got his gift in advance early last year when he bought his red 2009 model Dodge Nitro.
“Ako nauna na yung birthday gift— yung auto ko.
“Nakuha ko na yung auto ko.
“So gusto ko lang na sa birthday ko siguro nasa beach lang ako, relax, walang trabaho, enjoy lang,” he shares.
ENRIQUE ON LIZA SOBERANO. In an earlier interview, teen actress Liza Soberano was firm in saying that she wanted to be paired with Enrique Gil in the future after working with him in Must Be... Love.
To this, Enrique says, “Wala, makulit si Liza. Mabait naman siya and okay naman siya.”
He also revealed a possible project with Liza in the near future.
He divulged, “Kasi after Holy Week magpe-present daw yung MNS [Malou N. Santos] unit ng isang show so baka si Liza yung kasama.
“Yung Deo [Endrinal] naman, sir Deo’s unit baka ano naman, baka si Julia pero di pa naman sure.”
KATHRYN ON DANIEL. Daniel will be having his first major birthday concert at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum this coming April 30.
Will Kathryn be there to perform with DJ?
Kathryn said, “Sabi ni DJ meron daw po.”
Then she joked, “Hindi ko naman po alam kung anong gagawin ko, baka mamaya pag kumanta ako mag-uwian yung mga tao.”
What will she give Daniel on his birthday?
“Wala pa. Hindi ko pa po alam kung ano, e!” Kathryn confessed.