Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo.
MANILA – The father of Kathryn Bernardo thanked Daniel Padilla on Saturday for always being by the teen actress’ side.
During his speech as he proposed a toast for Kathryn on her 18th birthday, Teodore Bernardo reminded his daughter to remain sweet and simple despite her success.
Bernardo also had a message for Padilla, who was on stage with his family. “To DJ, thank you for looking after my daughter. So far, so good,” he said.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News during after party, Mr. Bernardo said he is glad that Padilla protects his daughter and that the actor continues to enjoy his trust.
“Sa totoo lang, okay naman. Sabi ko so far, so good. Tuloy pa rin na maganda ang pagtitinginan nila at tuloy pa din ang magandang pagtitiwala ko sa kanya. Alam niya na close sila pero still under my watchful eyes,” he explained.
Asked if he approves of Padilla for his daughter, Bernardo said, “No comment, wala pa. Let them decide. Wala naman akong magagawa kung sila talaga pero let them decide.”
Padilla’s mother, actress Karla Estrada, on the other hand, appreciates what Kathryn’s father said of her son.
“Nakakataba ng puso kasi kailangan ko talaga yung magandang salita para sa anak ko para alam kong naa-absorb ni Daniel 'yung pangaral ko sa kanya. Kung ganun ang tingin sa kanya, ibig sabihin successful yung mga sinasabi ko,” she said.
But just like Kathryn’s parents, Estrada said she does not want to comment on the real score between the two Kapamilya teen stars.
“Hayaan na natin sila. kanilang mga pasabog 'yan,” she briefly said.