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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.
There will be memorials for Mario on 28 April, 7pm at AIM, and 5 May, 7pm at Club Filipino.
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Mario Taguiwalo has forbidden us to mourn him, which is just as well because sorrow is the last emotion we associate with the guy. Hanging out with Mario was like going to the gym: we developed temporary abs from laughing so hard.
Mario asked that instead of grieving we speak of him with fondness. That’s easy.
1. The second thing we learned at the Philippine Science High School (the first was to run indoors at the first sign of rain because the football field was prone to lightning strikes) was that the school hymn was written by Professor Rey Paguio with Lyncir Lagunzad and Mario Taguiwalo of the first graduating class.
Therefore at age 12 I swore that if I ever met the person who wrote the immortal lyrics “And go as we wander o’er/The crests and troughs/of the sea of life that flows” and forced “troughs” to rhyme with “flows” (“The crests and troughs of the sea of life that fluffs??”), I would punch him in the face.
When I met Mario Taguiwalo many years later I not only forgot to punch him in the face but I immediately joined his fan club.