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Kathryn Bernardo cares for Daniel Padilla but…

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KATHRYN Bernardo wants to try bungee jumping.

Young star Kathryn Bernardo, a member of Iglesia ni Cristo, said she would date only a guy who shares her religious beliefs. This means suitor/screen partner Daniel Padilla, a Catholic, should consider converting.

“That is a long process. I’ve told him, but I’m not about to force him. I know DJ (Daniel’s nickname) believes in the existence of a higher being—that’s what’s important,” Kathryn said in a media gathering to discuss preparations for her 18th birthday celebration on March 29 at Blue Leaf Filipinas in Parañaque City.

The actress earlier admitted that she cared for Daniel, but would not commit to him. “Religion is one of the factors, but it’s mainly because we don’t want our love life to interfere with our careers right now,” she pointed out.

Kathryn said she once invited Daniel to attend an INC service but that it never happened again because the actor had his own Sunday activities. “We sometimes talk about differences in teachings between INC and the Catholic church. Nakikiramdam ako,” she said. “If one wills [to convert], madaling gawan ng paraan. My dad, a Catholic, converted to be with my mom.”

Kathryn and Daniel were last seen in the drama series “Got to Believe.” In April, they start work on the movie “She’s Dating a Gangster,” with director Cathy Garcia-Molina.

What will your debut be like?

Truth is, I didn’t want a party; I thought planning would be too stressful and time-consuming. I’d have been more than happy to tour Europe with family and friends, but I was told that turning 18 is a milestone. My birthday is really March 26. The party on the 29th will be for my fans. I hope it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for them and for me.

The theme, “modern vintage,” fits my personality. I never wanted a princess- or circus-theme party. I personally picked my ball gown, by Francis Libiran, and my after-party dress, Vania Romoff. The program will be short. DJ has volunteered to be my escort. He will be my last dance. Papa (Teodoro) will be my first; my brother (Kevin Carlo), second.

Why did you get upset when your debut photos were released prematurely?

The photos were supposed to be a surprise for fans. There was a miscommunication. Those who posted them online wanted to promote my party. I cried over that. We worked so hard during the pictorial—an entire day.

What’s your gift to yourself?

The European vacation with my family. I’ve also arranged a trip to Korea with some friends in the business—my “thank you” treat. DJ will also be in Europe for a concert tour with Yeng (Constantino). After that, his family will join him there. Ayaw ko naman makisabay sa kanila. It’s also good for us to take a break from each other.

Will you be accepting more mature roles, now that you’re 18?

It’s hard to say goodbye to characters like Chichay (“Got to Believe”), but I can’t stick to teenybopper roles. I won’t rush into things, either—baka magmukhang pilit. One thing is for sure: no kissing scenes.

I’d like to be more adventurous—go bungee jumping, tick off some items on my bucket list… I’d also like to learn how to drive.

(“#Kathryn18 My 18th Birthday Vlog,” a TV special featuring highlights of Kathryn’s party, airs April 6 in the Sundays Best timeslot.)


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  • JuanaPedro

    God is Love, even God love those who have sinned against him. Why discriminate?

    I am thankful that my God allows us free will.

    I pity you

  • Noel

    I want to ask INC members here: Is Kathryn still a member? If she is, then why was there a Christmas tree at her home last December. INC doesn’t believe in Christmas.

    • James Watdapak

      nakiki Xmas lang para d ma outcast sa ibang taartits..

      • Noel

        Ano? Para lang hindi ma-outcast eh sinuway na ang turo? Kung ganoon, puwede din siyang kumain ng dinuguan kapag ang mga kasama niyang artista ay kumakain niyan.

        Alam mo ba pakikiapid ang ginawa niya? Iyon lang makipag-date sa sanlibutan tulad ni Daniel eh bawal na. Lumalabas na basta sikat na celebrity payag ang INC. Si Rico Puno noon nag-commercial lang ng beer tinanggal na. Pareho din sa paglagay ng Christmas Tree iyan sa bahay.

      • James Watdapak

        I guess after few years tiwalag n si kat

      • Noel

        Depende kung malakas siya sa pamunuan at tagapamahala. Kung ang bold star na si Klaudia Koronel noon okay sa INC.

      • James Watdapak

        sabagay depende sa kinikita ni kat yan, si charice kya umalis dahil s galit s ama nya inc

  • rivasnick

    and do we care?

  • James Watdapak

    tanong ko lang, bakit tinanong ni Kat si Daniel n magpadoctrina.. balak n b nila magpakasal.. ska bakit hindi si Kat ang mag pa convert sa catholic? dahil ba baka mawala sustento ni INC sa pamilya nya?

    • Noel

      Ang pamilyang Padilla ay dating mga Jehova’s Witnesses kaya hindi malayo ang mga turo sa INC tulad ng bawal sa dinuguan at di paniniwala sa Trinity.

  • james

    Did You Know that Felix Manalo and Judas Escariot have the same cause of Death?

    Felix Manalo:

    “On April 2, Manalo was confined to treat his intestines which had burst and hemorrhaged.” – wikipedia

    Judas Escariot

    “With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field;
    there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines
    spilled” – Acts 1:18

    • james

      ibig sabihin, hindi totoong sa Diyos ang gawain ng mga INC… sa katunayan, convicted rapist pa ang founder nila..

      • makro

        James exposing himself. Convicted rapist? Really?

      • Noel

        It’s never been proven. Assuming it’s true, even Popes, Bishops, Cardinals commit sins. All have sinned except Christ.

      • Jun Romey

        Ayaw kasi paka totoo ng mga tao. Lahat naman may lihim. Lahat may pag nanasa. Iba nag mamalinis. Normal lang naman ito dapat kasi open minded lahat. Ok lang matukso sa babae. Basta di mag papabaya. Kung mag pabaya ibang usapan na iyon.

      • Noel

        Lahat tayo ay nagkasala at nagkakasala maliban ang Panginoon Hesus.

    • ultrabnoy

      Did you also know that a gay named james suck3d my dh!ck several times?

    • Noel

      Manalo and Judas were human beings like all of us.

      • james

        and they are both evil..

  • makro

    QUESTION TO CATHOLICS: Which is superior: the bible or catholic tradition? What if may conflict between the two?

    • Guest

      Well, the Bible may be superior but the interpretation of the Bible today is not correct, neither is Catholic tradition. So, none of the above?

      • Noel

        The reason why interpretation of the Bible is not correct is simply because people keep interpreting when it’s not supposed to be. There should be no private interpretation. No more, no less. If the Bible is silent, then don’t add or subtract.

  • inday

    Bakit hindi si K ang mag-convert sa Catholic? I have a girl friend, Catholic and she married a Muslim, both did not convert. They now have 1 child, a boy, he observes both religion (fasting, eid, lent), they said they will wait for him to decide his religion when he’s older.

  • Noel

    Wonder if Kathryn is still a virgin. You know how the Padillas are.

    • Jun Romey

      Di na yan. Swerte ni Padilla. Ganda ni Kathryn sana pag nawalan sya pera gamitin nya katawan nya para may pag asa tayo. Pera perahan lang.

      • Noel

        Siguro hindi all the way. Baka BJ at loving loving lang.



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