Why Palawan holds a special place in the hearts of Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes

IMAGE Noel Orsal / @dongdantes on Instagram

Marian Rivera says her family always enjoys a quiet time away from the city. On Father's Day, she and Zia surprised Dingdong Dantes with a lovely dinner by the sea at El Nido, Palawan.

Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, along with thiir daughter Zia, made headlines over the weekend for their kilig-worthy Father's Day celebration at El Nido, Palawan.

"Memorable yun kasi siyempre, Mother's Day or Father's Day, sine-celebrate talaga namin yun," said Marian in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press.

"And this time Father's Day so sinurprise namin siya ni Zia ng isang magandang setup at saka food.

"May letter kami ni Z 'tapos may flowers kami sa kanya."

PEP.ph caught up with Marian at the press conference of the anniversary episode of her anthology program Tadhana on Tuesday, June 19, at GMA Network Center in Quezon City.

PALAWAN. The 33-year-old TV star also shared details of their surprise dinner for her husband.

She narrated, "Nung Father's Day sabi namin, 'Kahit mabilis lang mag-beach tayo.'

"Kasi si Zia mahilig mag-swimming, e. So, wala lang, sinurprise lang namin si Dong ng romantic set up na malapit sa beach area.

"'Tapos nagkuwentuhan lang kami nang buhay-buhay, 'tapos pinagkukuwentuhan lang din namin si Zia.

"'Tapos may moment lang din na… na nakakatuwa yung anak ko na bini-video kami niya kaming dalawa, habang nagsu-sweet-sweet-an kami ni Dong.

"Sabi ko nga kay Dong, 'Ang laki na talaga ng anak natin.'

"So pinost ko yun kasi sabi ko, sobrang thankful ako and blessed ako, alam mo yun, pag nandiyan si Dong especially with Zia na sabi ko, sana nga more to come pa.

"Kung ganun yung nararamdaman ko na isang Zia pa lang, what more kapag sobrang dami na nila, so hoping."


Dingdong shared the photo on his Instagram account with the caption, "...and so they surprised me with this beautiful set up."

In a separate post, Dingdong said he has always dreamed of bringing Zia to Palawan.

He wrote, "May kakaibang ukit talaga ang islang ito sa kuwento naming mag-asawa.

"Sabi namin, balang araw, kailangang makarating din dito si Letizia.

"Kaya’t heto na siya, asim na asim sa sikat ng araw, at may bit-bit pang Babi-Yaw (manika niya)."

At the press conference, Marian also said this about Palawan, "Basta masaya kami na pumunta kami dun, puro pag-ibig."

The celebrity mom explained that it was one of their first destinations as a married couple, "After kasi the wedding, pumunta kami dun, e."

LIVING ABROAD? Marian's father lives in Spain, have they considered the possibility of living there?

Marian answered, "Depende, especially kung saan mag-aaral yung anak ko.

"Yun siguro yung iko-consider ko especially pag malaki na siya.

"Kasi gusto namin ni Dong na mas malawak yung knowledge ni Zia e sa pag-aaralin niya.

"Baka puwede, kapag nag-aral si Zia sa ibang bansa, baka pwede.

"Iba pa rin kasi yung mas malawak ang alam e."


Nikko Tuazon is a lifestyle writer with a strong interest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, and music. Connect with him on Instagram at @mrnikkotuazon.





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