Lolit Solis not shocked Robin Padilla a no-show at Sharon concert: ‘May sarili siyang mundo’
Megastar Sharon Cuneta found herself disappointed and hurt recently when action star Robin Padilla didn’t show up in her 40th anniversary concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City, last Sept. 28.
Cuneta expressed her hurts on social media when he didn’t turn up, saying then, “Nahurt ako. Inimbita ko manood ni walang sagot. Di na ako kilala ang bilis makalimot!”
Veteran talent manager and columnist Lolit Solis gave her take on the matter, as she took to social media on Oct. 8 to share that she was not surprised that Padilla was a no-show in Cuneta’s concert. As per Solis, Padilla was the same when it came to his other friends, former senators Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada.
“Kinumbida at ilang beses nagpasabi para manood sa concert ni Sharon pero walang Robin Padilla. Hindi na ako nabigla o nagtaka,” Solis wrote. “Sila Jinggoy Estrada at Bong Revilla nga ni minsan hindi nadalaw ni Robin sa Crame.”
Solis shared to her readers that when Padilla was jailed in New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa back in the day, actor Rudy Fernandez, Revilla and Estrada would often visit him and give him food and cigarettes. Today, however, Padilla seemed to have not done the same for his friends.
“Naalala ko nun nakakulong sa Muntinlupa si Robin, halos linggo-linggo dinadalaw siya nila Rudy Fernandez at Bong Revilla. Panay ang padala ni Jinggoy Estrada ng pagkain at sigarilyo. Si Mang Ramon Revilla pa ang gumawa ng batas para mapalabas siya sa kulungan,” Solis shared.
In 1994 Padilla was convicted of illegal possession of firearms. He was sentenced to a maximum of eight years in jail, but was released after more than three years following a conditional pardon by former President Fidel V. Ramos.
In 2016, Padilla was granted absolute pardon by President Duterte, thus restoring his civil and political rights.
“Sabihin ng kung anuman ang nasa isip niya tungkol sa pagkakulong nila Bong at Jinggoy, iyon magkasama sila sa showbiz, na pareho silang artista, guilty or not guilty,” Solis continued to say. “Iyon sympathy o compassion sana man lang ay ipinadama ni Robin.”
As per Solis, making one’s presence and sympathy felt is a big thing, “Kahit nga hindi mo kaibigan, iyon lang presence mo will brighten up their days.”
She then continued to ponder, wondering what the reason could be behind Padilla being “detached” and caught up in his own world.
“Ewan ko kung anong dahilan ng pagiging detached ni Robin, ewan ko kung para sa kanya may sarili siyang mundo, na iyon mundo na iyon ay sapat na sa buhay niya, pero sana nga tama siya. Sana nga, sapat na ang ginagalawan niya at hindi na kailangan pa ang iba.”
Solis added, “Sana nga, Robin Padilla ako noh, kaya kong mag-isa. Hindi ko kailangan punta sa concert o dumalaw kahit kanino dahil Robin Padilla ako.” /ra