Nikko Natividad loves being a hands-on dad during quarantine

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 21 2020 01:11 PM

MANILA – If Nikko Natividad is going to name one positive thing that’s come out of this whole lockdown season, it would be the fact that he’s now able to spend a lot of time with his son Aiden and partner Cielo Eusebio.

In an interview with ABS-CBN Lifestyle, the former “Kadenang Ginto” actor revealed they are fortunate as a family because they were able to fly to Brunei just before a community quarantine was put in place in the Philippines.

“Nag-start yung lockdown sa Pilipinas, March 15. Nag-usap lang kami (ni Cielo) ng March 14 nang umaga, nasa ‘Showtime’ pa ko nun, Sabado. Sinabihan ko siya na kailangan, bago mag-lockdown makaalis tayo ng bansa,” he said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Kasi dito po sa Brunei, hindi po ramdam yung coronavirus, wala pong lockdown. Nung time nun sa Pinas, nagkakaubusan pa sa supermarket, tapos sobrang stress na (yung) nangyayari, nakakalungkot. Masaya ako kasi syempre naiiwas ko yung anak ko. Kasi ang priority ko dito si Aiden,” he added.

Two and a half months since they left for Brunei, Natividad said he’s treasuring every second he gets to spend with his family.

“Love na love ko talaga. Syempre, sa family, hindi pwede hindi nag-aaway. Sa bahay, hindi pwedeng nasisigawan mo anak mo. Pero part yun. Kaya sa mga gustong magkaroon ng family, nangyayari po talaga yun. Pero promise, kahit saan kayo nakatira, kahit anong ulam niyo, kahit anong pinagdadaanan nyo, happy talaga kapag kasama yung family,” he said.

When asked by Eusebio if he thinks he’s become a good dad since the quarantine started, Natividad could only answer in the affirmative.

“Oo naman, tingin ko naman naging mabuti kasi di naman kayo galit sakin. Nakikita ko naman na mahal na mahal niyo ko. Pinapansin niyo 'ko bago matulog. Ipinaghahanda niyo naman ako. Feeling ko naman, naging mabuti ako. Ang mali ko lang po, hindi ako nagigising nang maaga. Ako po yung huling nagigising,” he said.

Eusebio echoed this, adding that Natividad has been making up for all the lost times he and Aiden had.

“Siya talaga, hands-on siya kay Aiden ngayong quarantine. Kasi dati, hindi niya napapaliguan, hindi niya na-tu-toothbrush-an. Minsan, aalis siya tulog [pa yung bata]. Dadating siya, minsan tulog [na yung bata]. Ngayon, hands-on siya, mula umaga hanggang sa matulog, sila talaga yung magkasama,” she said.