Daniel Padilla defends Judy Ann Santos against loose talk that her soap is delaying the launch of Got To Believe In Magic

The first Pinoy teen star to have his first-ever Candy fan mag is Daniel Padilla, whose launch earlier, August 18, was jampacked with hundreds of screaming fans despite the rainy weather.

Daniel: The Official Candy Fan Mag is out now in bookstores and newsstands for 150 pesos.


“Hintay lang tayo nang hintay, huwag tayong nagmamadali,” says Daniel Padilla, directing his message to the fans who reportedly bashed Judy Ann Santos.

Judy Ann’s soap Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala will be replaced by Got To Believe In Magic, the young actor’s next TV project with Kathryn Bernardo.

Daniel resumes, “Respetuhin po natin yung mga beteranong artista dahil mga idol ho natin sila at napakababait na tao kaya, siguro naman, hindi nila deserved na masabihan nang ganyan, na madaliin ang show nila dahil sino ba naman ako at si Kathryn?”

In a press conference held on August 15, Judy Ann belied speculation that Kathniel’s upcoming series caused the abrupt end of Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala.

She explained, “…yung Got To Believe has nothing to do with my decision and management.”

She admitted, however, that her show may affect the launch date of Daniel and Kathryn’s soap.

She said, "Kung sakali mang nasagasaan ko ang pag-eere ng Got To Believe, I’m really, really sorry. Hindi naman ‘yan ang gusto kong mangyari.

“Para sa mga fans po ni Daniel at ni Kathryn, I’m very sorry for keeping you waiting this long. Next, next week, mapapanood na natin siya.”

(READ: Judy Ann Santos takes responsibility for early exit of her soap)

In a separate interview, Daniel issued this request to his fans:

“… dapat maghintay lang tayo nang maghintay, hindi naman tayo aabutin ng sampung taon.

“Mga ilang months lang naman o kaya kahit three years pa ‘yan…”

He also underlines his respect for the 35-year-old actress, “E, di ba, si Ms. Judy Ann po ‘yan… kaya huwag po nating sabihan nang ganun o madaliin.

“Maghintay lang po tayo.”

But what can he say about Juday’s remark, “It’s their moment to shine?”

Daniel’s quick reply: “Oo pero hindi pa rin, e. Judy Ann pa rin ho yun, hindi natin puwedeng ganunin, e.

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“At kung time nga namin yun, hindi pa naman, sina Ms. Judy Ann pa rin…"



ROLE MODEL. That said, his fans are expected to calm down.

The hottest male teen star of Star Magic has such a magnetic appeal that, at the launch of his Candy fan mag earlier, August 18, whatever he did, his fans responded with a resounding cheer— even when he chose “recess” as his best subject and “lahat” as his worst subject.

Realizing the impact of his words, he tells the press, “Hindi actually, ah, yun, kelangan mo ring mag-ingat sa mga sinasabi mo, di ba.

“Kagaya yun, sinabi ko yun,” he pauses before adding, “Totoo naman kasi yun!”

With his pilyo smile, he quips, “Hindi naman talaga ako magaling sa eskuwela.”

Then, in a more serious tone, Daniel underscores the importance of school.

“Pero kelangan, ako, masa-suggest ko sa kanila, galingan nila sa school, di ba.

“Ang eskuwelahan, hindi naman lahat ng mangyayari… parang mawawala-wala lang pagdating ng araw, di ba, hindi natin masasabi.

“Kaya ang eskuwelahan, importante talaga iyan.”

Becoming a role model, according to him, should not be deemed an “effort.”

“Siguro naman sa edad ko, alam ko na ang tama’t mali, di ba, kaya kung alam mong tama, yun yung ipakita mo. Ba’t mo naman ipapakita yung masasamang bagay?"

And to those who want to emulate him, he says, “Natutuwa ako, bata pa lang, gusto ko nang sinasabi sa kanila na maging ikaw, di ba. Huwag nilang gayahin kung sinu-sino.

“Kung ako man, kung gagayahin nila ako okay lang pero masa-suggest kong huwag…

“Okay lang idolohin ako kasi may iniidolo rin ako, may ginagaya-gaya din naman ako, pero as much as possible, mas gusto ko na maging kumbaga parang be yourself.”



NOT PERFECT. Just like most stars, Daniel has his share of detractors.

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Sounding indifferent about the criticisms, he retorts, “… wala naman akong pakialam dahil kahit anong sabihin nila, di ba.

“Basta tayo dito masaya tayo, hindi ko lang alam kung masaya sila.”

Whether it’s about his attitude or singing style or anything, Daniel says, “… mapilit lang no, ewan ko lang pero, totoo naman, nagkakamali naman ako paminsan-minsan at okay lang sa ‘kin.

“Hindi naman ako perpekto, di ba.

“Kung sabihin nila, wala naman akong maling ginawa pero meron pa rin, e, di sige, oo na lang, kumbaga, wala tayong magagawa.

“Kahit simpleng tao nga, e, may passions, e, paano pa kaming nakikita ng publiko?”

UP NEXT! Daniel Padilla on popularity: “Never akong nasanay…”

VIEW: Photos of Daniel Padilla!


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