MANILA –Daniel Padilla is setting his tough and edgy image aside to be a bringer of happiness. At least, this is what his mother had to say about the teen heartthrob’s upcoming free concert in Tacloban for the survivors of super typhoon “Yolanda,” which ravaged the province in November 2013.
“Plinano naming mag-ina ‘yung concert na ito para mapasaya namin ang mga kababayan namin and ito lahat galing sa aming dalawa lang talaga. Siyempre merong mga tumulong sa atin but this is a free concert para sa mga victims ng Yolanda all over Region 8 na gaganapin natin sa grandstand sa Tacloban City,” actress Karla Estrada, Padilla’s mother, said.
“Ang aim namin ay mapasaya sila, makalimutan nila sandali ‘yung kalungkutan na mawalan at maubusan ng pamilya,” she added, explaining that they want to entertain the people in Tacloban City so they could – even just for some moments – forget the hardships they are going through.
Padilla, in turn, said he made the concert a priority, clearing his hectic schedule for it .
“Scheduled na ito dati pa and may oras naman sa ganitong mga events so napasok naman natin,” he said.
Padilla will also have his leading lady, Kathryn Bernardo, perform at the concert as his special guest.
This will be his first time back to Tacloban since Yolanda devastated the province.
“First time kong makakarating ng Tacloban after ng bagyo. Siyempre nandun naman para magpasaya ng mga tao doon alam naman natin ang nangyari talagang nakakalungkot so doon tayo magbigay ng saya tsaka ng pag-asa para sa kanila,” he said.
Estrada invited everyone to attend the free concert this Saturday, 6 p.m., at the Leyte Sports Development Center in Tacloban City.