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Daniel Padilla admits to being mentally stressed after ABS-CBN’s shutdown

Daniel Padilla spoke up about what he went through after Congress has denied ABS-CBN of its franchise renewal.

  • He admitted that he was stressed because of the pandemic and got really affected by the happening.
  • The young star then made it a mission to spread positivity around and help motivate people.

Things seem to be going well for young actor Daniel Padilla with his online concert, Apollo: A Daniel Padilla Digital Experience, becoming a huge success. He also spent his time promoting his new series The House Arrest of Us.

Though good things kept on happening in his career, he admitted that the process was not only glitz and glamor. In a recent interview, he said that there was a time that he felt pressured and mentally stressed while going through the strict restrictions of the Enhanced Community Quarantine. Adding to the challenge that he faced during that time was ABS-CBN’s franchise being denied its renewal last July.

“Alam ko yung feeling eh. Nagkaroon kasi ako nung time nung pandemic na medyo stressed ako mentally. Parang hindi ako sanay nung ganun. Siyempre naapektuhan ka nung lahat ng nangyayari, pandemic tapos yung nangyayari sa ABS-CBN. Parang oh my God what’s happening? Ano na nangyayari sa mundo? Parang nanalo ang kasamaan. Bakit ganito di ba?” he said.

But he didn’t let that stop him from moving forward and spreading positivity to everyone else around him.

“So ang ginawa na lang natin is yes, nandiyan ang kasamaan pero kumbaga sabuyan ng positivity para sa mga tao. Ano bang puwede natin gawin para makatulong at mang-inspire ng tao sa dapat nating binibigyan pansin? Kahit ako nag-aral ako kung ano ba dapat binibigyan ko ng pansin ngayon. Ano ba yung mga bagay na makakabigay ng pagbabago? Ano ba yung dapat kong inaalagaan? Maraming bagay eh. Pero ang pinaka-importante, dapat may impact ito sa kapwa ko in a positive way.”

With the help of his on-screen and off-screen partner, Kathryn Bernardo, and their families, Padilla has gained moral support and strength to face the challenges he encountered.

“Kaming dalawa, kumukuha lang kami ng lakas sa pamilya namin. Yun lang naman talaga eh. Wala naman tayong iba, yung mga kaibigan mo hindi mo naman makikita. Maaaring nag-uusap tayo ng ganito, well it’s nice to see you pero pagdating sa bahay kapag wala ka ng kausap sino bang kakausap sa ‘yo? Pamilya mo at saka yung pinakamalalapit sayo. Kilalanin mo. Pag matagal na kayong hindi nag-uusap, balikan niyo. That’s for me. Kasi para sa amin ni Kathryn, dun na lang namin tinitingnan na nabigyan kami ng pagkakataon na makasama yung mga pamilya namin, maka-bonding sila, magawa namin yung mga hindi namin nagagawa na nagagawa dati. Balikan yung happy times namin before kung ano na kami ngayon. Yun yung mga bagay na nagpasaya na lang sa amin.”

And though his schedule is jam-packed, he doesn’t fail to keep himself updated with the latest events in and out of the Philippines.

“Now kailangan natin magkaisa sa ating mga beliefs at sa mga ipinaglalaban natin. Dapat pare-pareho tayo. It goes out hindi lang para sa Pilipinas kung di sa buong mundo. Masyado na magulo ang mundo and the problem is tayo, ang tao. Masyado na tayong makukulit with nature.”

He then mentioned his inspiration, Bono of U2, for being proactive when it comes to his advocacies.

“Alam naman natin si Bono na singer ng U2 is maraming advocacy talaga yung tao na yun. I look up to him. Ganun dapat eh. Gamitin natin kung anong meron tayo ngayon to inspire people. Hindi yung kung anu-ano lang for the sake of money, for the sake of fame. We have to use this sa tamang bagay. Dahil nakikinig ang mga tao ngayon, bigyan natin sila ng ano ba dapat ang gawin ngayon. So tinatrabaho natin yun ngayon. I’m not perfect pero I’m trying very hard para mailabas sa mga tao yun.”


The House Arrest of Us will start airing on October 24 via KTX.ph and iWantTFC.

Written by Jacks

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