Robin Padilla on daughters' suitors: "Hindi ako boto kahit kanino."

Robin Padilla recently went to Iran to study the country's martial arts, pahlavani. During Lee's Make History fashion show at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium last October 22, he told media people about this little-heard form of contact sports."Ito po yung pinagmulan ng wrestling." He said that his training will be used in the action movie he's producing for BB Gandanghari. He added, "At siyempre po, namasyal na rin po tayo dun dahil ang Persian empir


Early this year, Robin Padilla announced that he's allowing Queenie, his eldest daughter with Liezl Sicangco, to entertain suitors.

His only condition was: "Kahit sino puwedeng manligaw. Ayoko [lang] naman na kayo [na mga anak ko] pa ang magtatrabaho para sa mamahalin ninyo. Ayoko naman na tayo ang bibili ng bahay para sa mamahalin ninyo."

Some months later, the action star told media people that he has not found a qualified boyfriend for his daughter. Queenie, 18, was reportedly spotted in a mall with budding actor PJ Valerio, while Kylie, 16, was said to be the crush of Starstruck winnerMark Herras.

In a half-serious, half-joking tone, Robin spoke a truism: "Meron ba namang tatay na boto sa manliligaw?"

At this point, Robin wants them to focus on their studies. Love, according to him, is "pampagulo."

He reiterated, "Hindi ako boto kahit kanino. Walang tatay na boboto. Gusto kong matupad muna ang kanyang mga pangarap. Makatapos ng pag-aaral. Pag-ibig talaga, kapatid, kapag 'yan ang tumama, magugulo lang ang lahat."

DAD'S PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT. As a dad, he admits being strict. "Pero may katwiran naman ako. Hindi yung istrikto na wala sa lugar. Yung tama lang, siyempre, bata yun. Pero ngayon, hindi na sila bata kaya ako na makibagay," he clarified.

Robin has realized that he has to go through his own period of adjustment, and accept that his little girls have grown into beautiful ladies.

Binoe (his nickname) related, "Lahat naman ng pamilya, lalo na lumalaki na yung mga bata, dumadaan kami sa normal na proseso. Siyempre, hindi na bata yang mga anak ko, may mga bagay na ako kelangan ang makibagay. Kasi, siyempre, may sarili na silang pag-iisip, at yung mga desisyon nila dapat tinatanggap ko na."

And in the event that he does not favor their decision, "wala akong magagawa," Robin said pensively. "Basta masaya siya. Hindi na importante yung kung pabor ako. Kung hindi, bilang tatay, kailangang laging nandiyan ako."

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He knows that the final decision will be made by Queniee and Kylie, so he added: "Siyempre, kung saan maligaya yung anak ko, maligaya na rin ako."

And how does his wife take all these suitor-related matters of her two daughters?

"Alam mo naman ang mga ina, kunwari kumukontra pero pag nakitang maligaya ang anak, masaya na rin sila," he replied.

One of the showbiz reporters brought up the name of Mark Herras. The action star was mildly surprised. His reaction: "Kapatid ko yun sa Joaquin Bordado. Gusto niya palang maging anak ko ngayon. Nagulat ako."


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