Robin proud of Mariel for helping flood victims

Posted at 08/12/2012 7:38 PM | Updated as of 08/13/2012 2:21 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Action star Robin Padilla only has good words for his wife, television host Mariel Rodriguez, who, he said, has discovered a new chapter in her life.

Action star Robin Padilla

In a taped interview with “The Buzz” aired on Sunday, Padilla said he is proud of Rodriguez because she took on the initiative to help their neighbors in West Fairview, which was one of the hard-hit areas after over a week of rains in Metro Manila.

“Sabi niya, ‘Yung budget ko ibili na lang natin ng relief goods.’ Kaya ayun tumakbo siya kaagad sa supermarket. Bumili na kaagad siya ng mga supply, bigas. Siya ang nagluluto, arroz caldo at adobo,” he shared.

Rodriguez celebrated her birthday last Friday and instead of having a grand celebration, she chose to distribute relief goods to the flood victims in their area.

Padilla said Rodriguez, who grew up in an affluent neighborhood, now knows what the real world is like.

“Namulat siya. Ito ang totoong mundo. Kasi nabuhay ka ng mundo ng showbiz eh. Gusto ko naman 'yung ganun, na nakikita niya 'yun. Sabi niya nga, nandito na siya ngayon sa tunay na mundo, sa realidad,” he said.

Padilla said he is delighted that he became part of another chapter in Rodriguez’s life, away from her glamorous celebrity image.

“Proud na proud ako kasi bilang lalaki at bilang asawa niya, nagbukas ako ng bagong chapter. Siguro hindi na niya ako makakalimutan. Iyon naman ang importante sa nagmamahalan eh. Bawat chapter ng buhay, lalo ng babae, ako ang nandun sa chapter na pinakamaganda,” he said.

Padilla said it gives him a different feeling to be able to help other people who are in need.

“Ako dapat magpasalamat sa kanila dahil lugar ko sa langit iyan. Ang investment ko dito, luugar ko sa langit. Sinusunod ko lang ang religion nating lahat. Maraming salamat sa pagkakataon na mapakain namin kayo,” he said.

After helping their neighbors in West Fairview, Padilla said his staff in his Liwanag ng Kapayapaan Foundation are now in San Fernando, Pamapanga to conduct relief operations.