Excited na ang singer na si Gino Padilla sa kanyang nalalapit na concert kasama ang ilang mga kaibigan at kasamahan sa industriya—ang 80289: 80’s Music To The Max, na gaganapin sa susunod na buwan.
Kasamang magpe-perform ni Gino sina Lou Bonnevie, Jamie Rivera, Juan Miguel Salvador, Chad Borja, at Ella May Saison.
Eksklusibong nakapanayam ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Gino kaninang tanghali, Oktubre 14, sa presscon ng 80’s Music To The Max Concert na ginanap sa ’80s Café sa Sgt. Esguerra Cor. Eugenio Lopez St., Quezon City.
Ayon sa singer, "It’s always wonderful, it’s always an exciting project for me, kasi you’ll never know what’s gonna happen, e.
"I mean, it’s always a good thing we bonded before, and now we gonna bond.
"So, it’s more memories we gonna create, and plus ito yung mga songs na you know, we used to sing and used to hear over the radio. We get to perform it sa mga tao."
ON SON JOSH. Samantala, pumasok na rin sa mundo ng showbiz ang panganay sa dalawang anak ni Gino na si Josh Padilla.
Si Josh ay kasama sa cast ng TV5 youth-oriented teen show na Bagets: Just Got Lucky, at inamin nito na nakakaramdam siya ng pressure bilang anak ni Gino Padilla. (CLICK HERE to read related article.)
Inamin din ni Josh na noong una’y ayaw siyang payagan ng kanyang ama na pumasok sa mundo ng showbiz, bagamat noong huli ay napapayag niya na rin ito.
Hindi naman ito ikinaila ni Gino.
"Talagang we kept him," sabi niya.
"We kept him away from the limelight.
"I just wanted him to be a regular kid, I just wanted him to concentrate in his studies—he’s in third year now in Ateneo—and I want him to just push through and focus.
"Sabi ko, the thing is somebody discovered him, which is Viva, and they offered him this Bagets character.
"It’s all too soon, you know, he has to do all of these stuffs. But, sabi nila, okey lang ’yan.
"He’s still learning, but the one thing that they like in him is he’s enjoying, ’I like the work, I like being in the limelight.’"
Hindi naman tutol si Gino kung gusto talaga mag-artista ng kanyang anak.
Ang inaalala niya lang ay kung makapagtatapos ba ito ng pag-aaral, at ang masaktan ito dahil sa mga intriga.
"He got to promise me that he’ll finish his studies, which he did—he promised me that he’ll finish his studies.
"The special reason is that I want him to be normal, not being involved in any issue, things that will hurt him.
"Sabi ko, ’Try to give your best all the time, and be nice to others because if they see you na you’re suplado, mayabang, they won’t like you.’"
PERFORMING WITH HIS SON. Nabanggit ni Gino na marunong tumugtog ng gitara ang kanyang anak na lalaki.
Minsan nang sinabi ni Josh na balang-araw, gusto niyang makasamang mag-perform ang kanyang ama sa stage.
Inamin ni Gino na sinabi na ito ng kanyang anak noon sa kanya, hindi pa lang nga natutupad ito.
Kuwento niya, "He told me, ’Papa, would it be nice you and me together on the same platform?’
"Kasi, I haven’t really tried it. I tried it once, pero it’s a family affair. He was playing [the guitar] and I was singing.
"So, that was it, ’yon na ang bonding namin.
"Pero I’m looking forward to it—doing something, a terrific number with him."
Pero kahit saan pa raw mapunta ang career ng kanyang anak, hindi naman nagkukulang sa pagpapayo si Gino.
Katunayan, bago pa man ito pumirma ng kontrata, kinausap na siya ni Gino. Dito niya raw sinabi ang ilang mga paalala tungkol sa mundo ng showbiz.
Ani Gino, "I told him, ’Okay, you know your life now—you’re a student—you know your responsibilities.’
"’If you say yes in becoming an actor and being involved in showbiz na, you have to be dedicated, you cannot be half-hearted because the only people who make a mark in this industry are the ones who are very dedicated.
"’So, try to enjoy yourself and also, try to polish your given craft may it be acting, singing or dancing, ’yon ang gawin mo, give your 100 percent.’"