Robin Padilla has been in the entertainment industry for the longest time but barely has any savings.
In an interview with his comedian good friend Ogie Diaz, Padilla shared how generous he is.
“Sa ipon, wala siguro akong ipon. Malaki utang ko sa manager ko. Pag dumating yung pera nagtatabi na sila. Kasi kung sa akin mo lang ibibigay yung pera ubos yan,” he said.
He realized that money had no actual value when he got incarcerated in 1994 after being found guilty of illegal possession of firearms.
“Simula nung makulong ako, dun ko nalaman na walang value ang pera.
“Pag gusto kang ikulong dito sa mundo ‘to pare, walang magagawa ang pera.
“Pagdating sa loob, wala pala magagawa ang kasikatan, walang magagawa ang pera.
“Nung naka balik na ako, hindi ko ‘to kailangan itago, kasi ‘pag tinago mo ‘to wala din naman mapupuntahan eh.”
If it weren’t for his management, Padilla would virtually have nothing today because he always splits his money with his family.
The money he has in the past usually went to foundations, even building a cemetery for Muslims and donating the profit he made from a commercial to Ramadan.
Also, he used to do projects for his production staff members to have something to feed their families, Padilla revealed.
Today, he is picky in accepting projects because most offers want him to play the typical Robin Padilla character. He’d rather do the things he wants to do regardless of the payout.
He believes there is something wrong with having too much since countless people are constantly struggling.
“Yung sobra ang sama ‘nun. Ang daming taong nagugutom tol.
“Iisa ka lang tao ang dami mong pera? Anong gagawin mo d’yan?”
His dream of seeing his children graduate abroad may no longer come to fruition because the budget allocated for their tuition has already been used to help the less fortunate suffering from the pandemic.
“Aanhin mo ‘yung sobra, sobra nga eh, salita pa lang sobra na.
“Bakit ako bibili ng bagong kotse ‘yung kapitbahay ko mamatay-matay sa gutom,” he said.