- He admitted that he did get frustrated over the incident.
- But he added that he understood the situation from the tricycle driver’s perspective so he just asked for an apology.
A few months ago, Daniel Padilla went viral after being involved in a road accident somewhere in Fairview, Quezon City.
A number of witnesses shared the heartwarming scene that they witnessed wherein instead of getting frustrated and worked up over the situation, Padilla chose to handle it calmly.
Netizens and celebrities complimented the young star‘s patience and understanding even if his luxury car got scratched after a tricycle hit the rear bumper of his car.
During the virtual conference of his digital concert Apollo, he admitted that he was frustrated with the accident but tried his hardest to keep calm during the situation.
“Noong nabangga ako, siyempre, una, ‘Oh my God, man.’ Ang nasa isip ko lang noon, ‘Sana hindi nabasag ‘yung ilaw.’ Kasi ang hirap magahanap nung 1970 na ilaw ng kotse. Hindi naman,” he said.
Padilla also considered the tricycle driver’s financial capacity if ever he was to ask him for compensation for the damage. He then said that he doesn’t want to make the situation bigger by fighting with the ones involved.
“Siyempre nandoon na rin ‘yung, ‘Ano pa ang ibabayad sa ‘yo noon?’ Wala naman, e. Wala naman na silang maibibigay sa ‘yo, tapos makikipag-away pa ako doon, magmumukha pa akong tanga doon. ‘Pag nagwala pa ako, magmumukha akong gago sa mga tao. Hindi ako ganoon, e. Ayoko ng ganoon.”
He then decided to ask for an apology right then and there as he understood that it was an accident and that everyone makes mistakes.
“Gusto ko lang na mag-sorry siya sa ginawa niya. Kasi maraming mga driver na ‘pag nagkamali, mag-ri-reason out pa, magrarason pa ng kung anu-ano. ‘Yung sa akin lang, aminin mo na mali ka, humingi ka ng paumanhin sa akin, okay na ako,” he stated.
“Pero eventually pinag-sorry na rin siya. Okay na ako sa ganoon. It happens, man. It’s inevitable.”
Fortunately, no one got hurt in the accident.