Yesterday we went to a lunch hosted by Century Canning/555 Tuna to introduce its new endorser, Robin Padilla, and to honor five working men and women who embody the ideals of their “Katawang Palaban” media campaign. More on this in our Philstar column on Sunday.
We didn’t forget the questions you posted for Robin Padilla. As expected, there was a full house and it was nearly impossible to get an interview with the actor. However, we were able to join a 10-minute press chat with the actor, during which many of your questions were covered by the lifestyle writers in attendance. So we didn’t get to ask your questions exactly, but we extrapolated the answers to some of them.
johnbristol6 asked: How do you reconcile your religious beliefs and your relationship with BB Gandanghari?
Religion was not discussed, but it was mentioned that Robin Padilla’s obviously effective skin care regimen includes regular facials at BB Gandanghari’s salon.
allancarreon asked: What was your biggest regret from your Bad Boy years?
He said that in those years he was driven by anger, and that to this day he’s still asking for forgiveness from the people he had wronged. “Buti lang nakulong ako,” he mused. He added that he still has a temper so it would be a terrible idea for him to go into politics. Robin said he doesn’t want to be the guy on the news beating up colleagues in Congress.
wangbumaximus asked: Igan, anu-ano po ang mga dietary regimen ninyo po’t mga exercises ang madalas ninyong ginagawa po?
Robin said he is seriously into martial arts. He added that he should get dental surgery but it would not be a good idea since he does a lot of sparring. When asked if he has had cosmetic surgery or used Botox, he said no and proceeded to smoosh and squeeze his nose, cheeks and forehead.
Rhick asked: Bakit hindi pinasalita si Marian Rivera sa advertisement ninyo kasama si Jericho Rosales?
This question didn’t come up, but Robin did express great admiration for Marian Rivera’s beauty, prompting some reporters to ask hypothetical questions (viz. If you had met Marian before you met Mariel Rodriguez…) he cannily declined to answer.
Someone brought up an incident in which Mariel asked Robin’s ex Ruffa Gutierrez a question to which Ruffa’s answer was “Ang asawa mo” or something. (Sorry, we are ignorant.) Robin said he hasn’t dared ask Mariel about it, adding, “Napaka-awkward pala ang pinag-uusapan ka ng dalawang babae na parang wala ka roon.”
ros_al asked: How’s Mariel as a wife, di ka ba naiingayan sa kanya?
The answer is in this clip. Robin is talking to reporter Rommel.
Thank you for sending in your questions; we will forward them to the Century/555 people.