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Mariel Rodriguez’s realizations

Experience, they say, is the best teacher. And Mariel Rodriguez has learned a lot about herself and about marriage from the hullabaloo that her jealous fit over husband Robin Padilla’s love scene with co-star Kris Aquino created. “I learned that hindi dapat masyadong impulsive,” she told Yahoo! Philippines OMG! in-between segments of TV5’s “Wowowillie,” which she hosts with main man Wilie Revillame, Grace Lee, Camille Villar and Arci Munoz.

Sometimes, without you knowing it, Mariel explains, your actions are already affecting a lot of people. Your emotions just carry you away and yout blurt out what you feel. “E ako , transparent. I express what I feel,” she goes on. That jealous fit, Mariel adds, has nothing to do with Kris, or even their “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” co-star nAnne Curtis, both of whom vowed never to get intimate with Robin on screen.

It’s all about how Mariel felt like a wronged wife who thought what she saw on TV was something that should happen only between her and her husband. “It was just shocking,” she recalls.

Not controlling Mariel wants to make it clear that she’s not the controlling type who wants to dictate on her husband. “To those who think na makitid ang utak ko, I say, ‘Hello! Robin and I have been married almost three years and isang beses lang ako nag react. I don’t even look at his scripts .”

Other people’s opinions about her, states Mariel, don’t count. But Robin’s attitude towards her does. And Mariel realizes how lucky she is because Robin takes her for what she is. “I realize all the more that marriage is for better or for worse. Tanggap ni Robin ang topak ko. He loves me for what I am.”

In return, Robin has Mariel’s total obedience in things big and small. She dropped by the recent Philippine Entertaiment Portal (PEP) sixth anniversary celebration and the launch of its PEP List 2012 awards to represent Robin, who can’t make it that day.

Mariel flew with Robin to Tawi-Tawi, where she embarked on a humanitarian mission in the midst of the Sabah controversy. She knew the risks involved, but Mariel didn’t care. All she knew was that Mindanao is close to her husband’s heart, and she must support him. “He laid down his cards before we got married,” recalls Mariel.

Robin didn’t force her to go to Tawi-Tawi. He even asked if she’s up to it. Mariel didn’t regret what she did. Seeing the happiness in our Muslim brothers’ eyes when they saw her was more than enough.

New purpose “Kahit may pinagdadaanan sila, our mere presence made them happy. Blessed ako kasi may purpose ako sa mundo, kahit for a while. That purpose is to make people happy, something we do here in ‘Wowowillie.’ But this one goes even deeper.” Mariel would have gone to Jolo on the day of this interview, but the pilots were suddenly barred from flying there.

Mariel would have loved playing her new role: that of a peace ambassador of sorts. “Hindi mo naman kailangan ng title para sa ano mang gusto mong gawin,” she smiles. This, and many other things she’s learning as Robin’s wife, are a wake-up call for Mariel. Now, she’s not just a wife. She’s also a peace negotiator, a stepmom, etc.

“Robin is spontaneous,” she observes. “Bukas, sasabihin niya na punta kami dito. You have to ride along.”
That’s just fine with Mariel, who admits being impulsive herself. The two are a perfect match. And everything – even their decision to postpone having a child of their own – is falling into place.

Now, Mariel can’t wait for her next adventure with the man she loves and will continue to love – no matter what others think or say.

Mariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla leave the country for European Honeymoon

Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez

Robin and Mariel got married in India last year August 19, 2010 at a mosque near the famous Taj Majal. Action Star, Robin Padilla and his wife and TV host Mariel Rodriguez have left the country for their European honeymoon. Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla told Entertainment Live! that it is her wish to spend their honeymoon in Europe. Paris, Vatican City and Amsterdam are on their list. They left last Tuesday, July 26, 2011, together with other stars and staff of the teleserye, Guns and Roses. They will have a series of performances for the Filipino community abroad.

Mariel Rodriguez revealed that it has always been her dream to have a honeymoon with her love one in Europe and Robin Padilla fulfills her dream. Mariel also said that, this honeymoon is Robin’s surprise to her. Mariel didn’t know anything about all the plans and the itinerary. Robin is the one who asked the ABS-CBN to have their leave.

A few days later, Mariel sent pictures and she said that they have been to the Vatican City, Paris and Amsterdam. From Amsterdam, she sent this text message: “I feel so blessed that as a Catholic I was able to go the Vatican City. I was able to pay my respects to my religion.”

Last April, Robin and Mariel were not permitted by the Catholic Church to have a church wedding.  While Mariel is Catholic, Robin remains a Muslim. In an interview in June, Robin said he planned to bring Mariel to the Vatican to ask permission to marry in Catholic rites.

Apart from Robin and Mariel, Diether Ocampo and rumored couple Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo also joined the trip.


Mariel Rodriguez made husband Robin Padilla cry

Mariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla

Mariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla

Action star Robin Padilla  revealed his soft side during his interview at The Buzz last Sunday. He admitted that he cried over some misunderstanding with his wife actress-host Mariel Rodriguez. During his interview with Charlene Gonzales-Muhlach, he said that things about love makes him cry.

He was asked when was the last time he cried, he became emotional and said:

Kanina lang, kasi maraming mga nangyayari ngayon na nagpo-promo. Yung ganyan naapektuhan si Mariel. Ayaw kong isipin niya na hindi ko na siya mahal, ayaw ko yun.”

Robin Padilla is busy promoting his new teleserye Guns and Roses with leading lady Bea Alonzo.

Ayaw ko yung (maisip niyang) makakalimutan ko siya, masakit sa akin yun. Kasi ang pag-ibig namin lalo siyang umaakyat hindi naman siya (pababa),” he added.

Guns and Roses is now airing at ABS-CBN after 100 Days to Heaven.

Guns and Roses pressured in replacing Mara Clara on prime time


Guns and Roses ABS-CBN

The top rating teleserye Mara Clara is now on it’s last week after airing for 7 months. It will replaced by the upcoming show of Robin Padilla and Bea Alonzo, Guns and Roses.

During the press conference of the upcoming show, the casts of the series are confident to give the audience a really good story that they will surely love.

Bea Alonzo revealed that she is somewhat pressured that their show is chosen to replace the said top rating teleserye.

Medyo kinakabahan po but we try not to think about the pressure. Mas nagfo-focus kami doon sa kung ano ang io-offer namin sa audience. After all, at the end of the day, iyon naman ang nagma-matter. We’re confident about doon sa nagawa namin. We’re confident doon sa puwede naming i-offer,” said the actress.

Actor Robin Padilla agreed what Bea said and continued:
Susundan ko po ang sinabi ni Ms. Bea. Ako po ay malaki ang tiwala ko sa aming mga writer at sa aming mga direktor at sa Star Cinema na humahawak po ng produskyon ng ‘Guns and Roses’ and ibinibigay po namin ang lahat,” he said.

Mara Clara undoubtedly made an impact to the many lives of its audience but they also call attention to the viewers that they should also see what Guns and Roses has to offer them.

“Mara Clara, legend na iyan, history na iyan. Pero pinapangako po namin sa inyo na buong puso po namin, buong lakas naming ibibigay ang lahat sa ‘Guns and Roses’ at ang partner po namin ay Star Cinema,” said Padilla.

Robin also praised their production staff for they are doing their best for the show to meet the expectations of its viewers.
“Ang amin pong mga writer at ang aming produksyon ay hindi po tumitigil sa pagre-revise, pag-aayos ng script namin sa shooting namin upang maibigan namin sa mga manonood ang talagang pinaka-astig na teleserye,” he added.

You can watch the teaser of Guns and Roses here.

Guns and Roses is set to replace Mara Clara slot starting June 6 at ABS-CBN after 100 Days to Heaven.


GMA’s remake of the movie Blusang Itim

Blusang Itim is a novel written by Elena Patron that was serialized from 1981-1983 in the pages of Aliwan Komiks. The novel was adapted into film in 1980 by Seiko Films and became a success.  It starred the very popular love team of Snooky Serna and Richard Gomez.

The story is about Jessa, an ugly woman who was stumbled upon a black blouse that has a power of making her beautiful. By using this power, he won over the heart of the man of her dreams, Angelo. However, Jessa’s childhood friend Melchor professed his love to the real Jessa. Her dilemma is choosing between the man of her dreams and the man who loves her without deception.

GMA 7 teams up with the new stars featuring Robin Padilla‘s daughter Kylie Padilla as Jessa and the late master rapper Francis Magalona‘s son Frank Magalona as Angelo. Carl Guevarra will be joining them as Melchor, the other leading man. It is also the first drama series of Winwyn Marquez, Joey Marquez and Alma Moreno’s daughter.

Kylie Padilla as Jessa

Carl Guevarra as Melchor

Frank Magalona as Angelo

Winwyn Marquez as Vicky

Other casts members are Jackielou Blanco, Rita Avila, Gary Estrada, Marissa Delgado, Bodie Cruz, Chariz Solomon, Lucho Ayala and Andrea Torres.

GMA 7 will air the remake of this film on their Dramarama sa Hapon slot. No specific date of released has been confirmed yet.

Toni Gonzaga chose to count her blessings.

After the success of the romantic comedy movie “My Amnesia Girl” where Toni  teamed-up with “Imortal”  star John Lloyd Cruz,  She was supposed to team-up with Bossing Vic Sotto for a movie, but later on it was canceled due to her hosting project in Kapamilya Network which later on revealed to be Happy Yipee Yehey. The program is a noontime show that is a matched aired with Vic Sotto’s program “Eat Bulaga”. She was replaced by Bea Alonzo in the movie project.
Toni was asked if she felt sad or pity for not pushing the project with her. The TV host/singer that turn into a box-office queen  just said that she’s not sad or pity for the things that didn’t happen, she believes that God has better plans for her. She added that she is happy with HYY,  and have many blessings to count so why focus on the thing that didn’t push through.

After having misunderstandings, Toni was reunited with her friend/co-host Mariel Rodriguez with their other friend that was special guest Bianca Gonzales. She admitted that she missed it, their friendship. Mariel’s Husband Robin Padilla was a special  guest also in their show Happy Yipee Yehey last Saturday.

Even though Vic Sotto-Toni Gonzaga tandem didn’t happen, Toni revealed her upcoming movie under Star Cinema. A comedy movie together with Eugene Domingo.




Robin Padilla’s daughter’s revelation!

MANILA, Philippines – Queenie Padilla, ABS-CBN’s newest star, has hinted that his action star father, Robin Padilla, is probably going out on dates these days.

Queenie, however, said she is not sure if her father, who became a guest host of “Wowowee,” is dating Mariel Rodriguez.

“Siguro po, hindi ko alam… kasi ever since nagkakilala sila halos hindi po siya umuuwi. … hindi ko po alam kung nasaan siya. Siguro po nagda-date,” the 19-year-old said.

Robin met Rodriguez when he became the guest host of hit noontime show “Wowowee” for 2 weeks after its main host, Willie Revillame, took an “indefinite break” following a word war with Jobert Sucaldito.

Queenie said she has not been introduced to Rodriguez yet. “Actually po, hindi pa kami nagkakakilala pero kung masaya si Papa ay masaya na din po ako.”

She also took note that since her parents’ separation almost 3 years ago, it was the first time that his father showed interest in another woman.

“Opo kasi dati siyempre malungkot po si Papa sa nangyari,” Queenie said.

She said she doesn’t mind if her father finds a girlfriend. “Basta alagaan po niya si Papa at huwag po siyang lokohin.”

Queenie said she and her siblings have already accepted the decision of their parents to separate. She said her main focus now is her work.


Queenie will be paired with Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus Big Winner Ejay Falcon in the hit television series “Momay.”

Queenie said she is both nervous and excited with her first TV project.

“May konting pressure rin siyempre kasi nakakabit sa akin ang name ng dad ko. But I’m really enjoying the experience. The cast members are kind enough to give me tips on acting, ” said Queenie, Robin and Liezl Sicangco’s eldest daughter.

Falcon, on the other hand, has been part of 2 weekday teleseryes on ABS-CBN, “Katorse” and “Tanging Yaman.”

“Mas pambata itong ‘Momay.’ Hindi katulad ng ‘Katorse’ at ‘Tanging Yaman’ na seryoso talaga ang plot. Kaya iba rin po ang atake ng pag-arte ko po rito,” Falcon shared.

After being paired with Erich Gonzales, Falcon is excited to work with his new on-screen partner.

“Nakakatuwa po kasama si Queenie sa set. Madali pong kausap at lapitan. Kaya po kapag may eksena kami, hindi na po ganoon kahirap mag-adjust,” he said.

(Read more on ABS-CBN and Yahoo! Philippines Entertainment News)

Robin Padilla defends ‘Kanto Boys’


MANILA, Philippines – Action star Robin Padilla defended Luis Manzano, John Lloyd Cruz and Billy Crawford, collectively known as “Kanto Boys,” from criticisms that surfaced after they replaced the action star on “Wowowee.”

Critics said Padilla was a better host compared to Manzano, Cruz and Crawford.

Padilla said he should not be compared to the three young guest hosts, noting that they have different styles of hosting.

“Ako ay matanda, ang mga ‘Kanto Boys‘ ay mga bata. Talagang magkaiba po ‘yon. Kaya kung ikukumpara nila ang ‘Kanto Boys’ sa akin ay huwag po sana dahil magkaiba po talaga kami ng style,” Padilla said.

Padilla, who was also criticized while hosting “Wowowee,” appealed to all televiewers to accept “Kanto Boys” the way they accepted him when he was the guest host of the hit afternoon program.

The action star hosted “Wowowee” for 2 weeks only. In his previous interview, Padilla said he was open to hosting “Wowowee” permanently.

Padilla, who is now preparing for his 2 films, admitted that he already missed the show, particularly its female hosts.

“Ayoko lang po kasi na masabi ng tao na ako po ay nang-agaw. Gusto ko lang po talaga ay isang malinaw na usapan,” Padilla said.

Mariel-Zanjoe break-up

A now single Padilla also distanced himself from Mariel Rodriguez and Zanjoe Marudo’s break up.

Padilla, who is being romantically linked to Rodriguez, said he is in no position to comment on the issue. He also hoped that Rodriguez and Marudo would be able to iron things out.

Padilla has repeatedly denied that he is courting Rodriguez. “’Yon po ay sa apat na sulok lang po ng ‘Wowowee.’” -Report by Reyma Buan-Deveza, abs-cbnNEWS.com

Robin finds it hard to say goodbye to ‘Wowowee’

MANILA, Philippines – Robin Padilla is leaving popular noontime show “Wowowee” with a heavy heart.

The action star, who is set to step down from his hosting job on Friday, admitted that it will not be easy to say goodbye to  the “Wowowee” staff and the show’s viewers.

“Malungkot din kasi naiba na ‘yong buhay ko dito sa ‘Wowowee,’” Padilla said. “Lalong lumalim [ang] pagmamahal [ko] sa mga naghihikahos [nating] mga kababayan.”

Although he is not closing his doors to hosting “Wowowee” full time if Revillame decides to permanently leave the show, Padilla reiterated that Revillame should return to the program.

He also wished that Revillame and Jobert Sucaldito will be able to iron things out before he leaves the show.

“Titingnan po natin ang mga susunod na pangyayari…. Sana bago ako matapos sa Biyernes ay hawak ko na ang balikat ng dalawa. ‘Yon lang ang pangarap ko,” he said.

When asked what he plans to do during his last 4 days on the show, Padilla replied: “Marami po kayong mga sayawan na makikita at kantang ihahandog. Gusto ko din siyempreng magbigay ng handog kay Liezl (Sicangco, Padilla’s former wife). Magbigay ng awit. Abangan ninyo po.”

Robin Padilla might be the new permanent host of Wowowee

Robin Padilla is happy that popular noontime show “Wowowee” continues to do well in terms of television ratings after he took over the show 5 days ago.
“Lahat po ng ginagawa ko dito para po sa inyo… medyo bago po sa atin ang [pagho-host] pero lahat ng ito [ay ginagawa natin para] tayo’y maging masaya,” Padilla said.
Padilla’s hosting stint on “Wowowee” ranked No. 5 on Twitter’s worldwide top trending topics when he was formally introduced as Revillame’s temporary replacement on May 15.
Based on the television ratings data released by global research specialist Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS), “Wowowee’s” audience share jumped from 18.1% on May 14 to 20.5% on May 15. The show’s audience share on May 17 was at 20.5%.
“Wowowee” also continued to beat its rival, “Eat Bulaga,” according to the TNS national data. “Eat Bulaga’s” audience share on May 14 was 12.2%; May 15, 13.6% ; and May 17, 11.4%, figures from TNS showed.
Padilla said he is happy to host the show while Revillame remains on indefinite leave. He also vowed to improve his hosting skill.
“Pasensya na po. Marami pa rin po akong pagkakamali. Kapag pinapanood kong mag-isa ang episode, nakikita ko po ang lahat ng pagkakamali ko,” he said.
“Hayaan ninyo po. Pinipilit ko po araw-araw na malagpasan pa kung ano ang nagawa ko noong nakaraang araw. Alam ninyo naman na ako ay [a] man of few words. Akalain mo, ngayon dapat ay maging madaldal [ako]. Iyan ay mahirap,” he added.
The action star also refused to be discouraged by critisim thrown at him since he replaced Revillame.
He said: “Opinion ng tao ‘yan na dapat i-respeto at hindi kontrahin. Dapat nating ligawan. Bilang nagpupumilit na host ng ‘Wowowee,’ dapat nating ligawan ang tao.”