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Need to be right? Robin Padilla insists to PGT winner, ‘You still need a man, reality’s asking for it’

/ 03:13 PM May 01, 2018

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Season 6 of reality talent show “Pilipinas Got Talent” already ended its run last Saturday, April 28, but action star Robin Padilla is still not finished with trying to explain to people why “Pilipinas Got Talent” Grand Winner, single mom Kristel de Catalina, is required to have a man in her life.

Who could forget the small-but-terrible single mother who left the audience and the judges of “Pilipinas Got Talent” wonderstruck with her acrobatic flair on a spiral pole? It should not be a surprise if fans will still be talking about Catalina in the next couple of weeks, as the numbers do not lie: she averaged 99 percent of the votes from viewers and judges nationwide.

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Padilla, meanwhile, thought it would be apt if he took to his own Instagram account to congratulate Catalina on her win. It can be remembered that on the grand finals night, he praised Catalina’s jaw-dropping performance, but also emphasized the presence of the male assistant who helped her.

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Last night, Padilla took to his Instagram page and shared a picture of him carrying Catalina after her win, who was still in her performance clothes. It can be noted that in the photo, Padilla was wearing a campaign shirt for Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go’s senatorial bid.

Padilla wrote, “Akoy nagpapasalamat sa Nag iisang Dios sa pagpapala na ito na maging bahagi ng Rebolusyon sa ngayon at maging parte ng Makasaysayang Pagkapanalo ng Single mom na si Kristel.”

(I thank the one and only God for this blessing of being a part of the Revolution now, and being a part of the historic win of single mom Kristel.)

Namnamin mo ang bawat tamis ng iyong tagumpay sapagkat itoy gantimpala sa iyo mula sa Kalangitan at nagsisilbing regalo sa iyo ng mga Pilipino sa lahat ng sulok ng daigdig. Simbolo ka ng Kababaihan sa oras na ito! Ikaw ang anyo ng kanilang Kapangyarihan!

(Savor the sweetness of your triumph because this is a reward to you from the heavens, a gift to you from Filipinos from all corners of the world. You are a symbol for women at this hour! You embody their power.)

Sa ngalan ng Nag iisang Panginoong Maylikha ang PinakaMapagpala at ang Pinakamahabagin.. Akoy nagpapasalamat sa Nag iisang Dios sa pagpapala na ito na maging bahagi ng Rebolusyon sa ngayon at maging parte ng Makasaysayang Pagkapanalo ng Single mom na si Kristel. Namnamin mo ang bawat tamis ng iyong tagumpay sapagkat itoy gantimpala sa iyo mula sa Kalangitan at nagsisilbing regalo sa iyo ng mga Pilipino sa lahat ng sulok ng daigdig. Simbolo ka ng Kababaihan sa oras na ito! Ikaw ang anyo ng kanilang Kapangyarihan ! Ikaw ang malaki at magandang boses ng bawat kababaihan maging Pinay man o Dayuhan. Literally you are small but Terrible! The quick brown Fox” sabi nga ng mga Puting lahi sa atin. Napatunayan mo ang ibig sabihin ng Woman Power dahil sa Ganda at Swabe ng Performance mo sabi ko nga You are one with your Tools kasi napaka Fluid ng kilos mo hindi ko maramdaman na matakot kahit literal na nakabingit ka sa disgrasya You are doing a very dangerous stunt but still i am amazed by your every motion and step. We are all hypnotized by your deep love to your child and the single mom journey with life that was very clear with your choreography…. Saludo ako sa iyo Tunay na You did it All by yourself 💪👊🏻👏🏻…………. pero muli kong sasabihin bilang iyong kapamilya na rin at bahagi ng pgt 6 Kailangan mo pa rin ng Lalaki at hindi ibig sabihin non na Kasintahan o ano man kundi magiging Father Image sa iyong Anak na lalaki. I will never question any mothers capability to survive and be victorious but reality is asking for it. Puede naman ibigay ito ng kahit na sinong lalaki sa Pamilya basta meron siyang maging anyo at halimbawa ng isang Lalaki. Muli KRISTEL ang Pag Angat ko saiyo na ito kahit may diperensya na ang likod ng LOLO ay Pagsaludo sa iyo at Pagpupugay sa iyong Pagkapanalo bilang Grand winner ng PGT season 6. Maraming salamat sa single dance move na ito nagmukha akong magaling na love dancer dahil sa iyong perfect form. Mabuhay ka Kristel! Mabuhay ang Lakas ng Kababaihan!!! @praybeytbenjamin

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“… We are all hypnotized by your deep love to your child and the single mom journey with life that was very clear with your choreography…. Saludo ako sa iyo (I salute you) Tunay na You did it All by yourself.”

His praise for her ostensibly looked as if he were finally acknowledging her success as wholly hers, but as his post went on, it seemed he was not done and had more to say.

Pero muli kong sasabihin,” Padilla started on another note. “Bilang iyong kapamilya na rin at bahagi ng PGT 6 kailangan mo pa rin ng lalaki at hindi ibig sabihin non na kasintahan o ano man kundi magiging Father Image sa iyong anak na lalaki,” continued Padilla.

(But I will repeat, as your “Kapamilya” and a part of PGT 6, you still need a man and that doesn’t mean a boyfriend or whatever, but a father image for your son.)

Despite writing that he would never question any mother’s capability to be successful on her own, Padilla clarified that having a man is something that reality asks for. As per Padilla, Catalina’s son needs to have someone in his life who exemplifies what it means to be a man.

“I will never question any mother’s capability to survive and be victorious, but reality is asking for it,” asserted Padilla. “Pwede naman ibigay ito ng kahit na sinong lalaki sa pamilya basta meron siyang maging anyo at halimbawa ng isang lalaki.” (This can be given by any man in the family, as long as [your son] must have a figure and an example of being a man.) JB

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