Albie Casiño on his silence during paternity issue: ‘Automatic sympathy nasa babae’
Actor Albie Casiño recently appeared on the “Magandang Buhay” morning talk show with his mother Rina and younger brother Adam. The Casiños, at one point, were asked about the paternity issue that surrounded Albie back in 2011, when actress Andi Eigenmann got pregnant and named him as the father.
It has since been revealed that the father of Andi’s daughter, Ellie, is Jake Ejercito, but not until all was said and done: much of what Albie had going for him in his budding showbiz career then had been cut short as he was lambasted by the public.
“Magandang Buhay” co-host Jolina Magdangal asked Albie last Oct. 24, why he chose to keep silent during the height of the controversy.
“Pero sa totoo lang, nung time na yun, nung kaputukan nung issue na yun, hindi ako nakarinig ng anything kay Albie,” Magdangal said. “Bakit yun ang ginawa mo?”
(But the truth is, at that time, when that issue was still hot, I did not hear anything from Albie.)
Albie, who was sitting right next to his mother, shared that it is because sympathy is automatically reserved for women.
“Well since babae din kasi, diba, automatic sympathy nasa babae,” he answered. “So ako rin bilang lalake, I don’t wanna badmouth ang female.”
(Well, since it involves a woman, automatically, sympathy is given to the woman. So as for me, as a man, I do not want to badmouth a woman.)
He added that it was during that difficult time when he feigned ignorance and practiced the art of “dedma”.
“Dun ko nasimulan yung pag practice ng art of dedma, so dedmahin mo nalang lahat,” he said.
(That’s when I first practiced the art of ignoring. So I just ignored everything.)
Meanwhile, mother Rina stated that she got depressed around that time. They, however, remained steadfast and whole as a family, as they drew their strength from their faith.
“We will not be here if not for the faith that we have. During the time, I have to tell you, I was depressed. I got depressed,” Rina said. “Alam mo yung incident na yun, si Albie, he came out in the open, nag ka-anxiety siya, si Adam also. We all went through that. And through it all, basta andyan yung love, we will have each other no matter what.”
(During that incident, when Albie came out in the open, he had anxiety. Adam, too. We all went through that. And through it all, as long as the love is there, we will have each other no matter what.)
For Albie, he’s just happy that the whole issue has run its course and they can now move forward.
“Di mo naman makukuha yung good times kung walang bad times, so after all of the bad times that happened, parang mas masaya na yung pangyayari ngayon,” Albie said. “We’re always just thankful na tapos na lahat yun.”
(You will not get to the good times if there are no bad times, so after all of the bad times that happened, what’s going on now seems happier. We are always just thankful that all of that is over.)
Today — with his name cleared — Albie is back and more than ready to continue his showbiz career. He recently starred in the film “First Love” directed by Paul Soriano, which saw Aga Muhlach and Bea Alonzo teaming up as leads.
Albie is also a part of the main cast of new drama series “Los Bastardos”, which premiered just this October, where he plays the role of Lucas Aguilar-Cardinal, one of the five sons of Don Roman (Ronaldo Valdez). JB
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