Kathryn Bernardo's Father Approves Of Daniel PadillaTeddy Bernardo, the father of teen queen Kathryn Bernardo, thanked Daniel Padilla for taking care of his daughter during the latter's 18th birthday celebration on March 29.
Daniel was a special mention on Daddy Teddy's speech before Kathryn's debut ended. "Kay Daniel, so far, so good. Thank you, Daniel, for looking after her."
Min Bernardo, Kathryn's mother, has long said she approves of Daniel as her daughter's suitor. However, she told the two that they should not enter in a relationship just yet.
Kathryn is happy that her parents already approve of Daniel. She said Daniel has "forever" to prove himself to her dad. As long as his intentions are okay, then there will be no problems, Kathryn said.
As of now, she just wants to enjoy being 18. She must let it sink in first, so she doesn't want to rush into things.
Kathryn thanked Daniel for being her escort that night and for always being by her side. She said that she will always support Daniel too.
Daniel and Kathryn danced during the party. He was the longest she danced with in her 18 roses. Aside from this, Daniel also sang "Till I Met You" before the end of the program.
The program of Kathryn's debut is quite short because she doesn't want complicated production numbers. As much as possible, she wants to keep it simple.
Although she doesn't have a cotillion, the visual presentation was equally stunning since there were a lot of pictures of Kathryn and her leading men--Enrique Gil, Khalil Ramos and Sam Concepcion.
Kathryn's debut was held at the Blue Leaf Filipinas in Pasay City last March 29. There were three venues reserved for the party--the garden for the dessert bar, the main ballroom for the program proper and the roof deck for the after-party. The last one was restricted to the media.
The young actress arrived in the venue riding a luxury car that is appropriate to the modern-vintage theme she chose for the party. She was serenaded from the red carpet to the ballroom by Richard Poon, Erik Santos, Matteo Guidicelli and Sam Milby.
She was escorted by Daniel on each table, so they can have a picture with the debutante. One of Kathryn's guests of honor is Gretchen Barretto, her co-star in "Princess And I (2012)." Gretchen was with her longtime partner, Tonyboy Cojuangco.
Kapuso star Marian Rivera also arrived as a surprise guest. She gave a message to the debutante. "Happy ako sa lahat ng blessings na dumadating sa ’yo. Naniniwala ako na dumadating yun dahil napakabait mong bata at napapalibutan ka ng mabubuting tao. Kaya stay humble."
Julia Montes, Kathryn's bestfriend, became emotional when she gave her message. They were together in the kiddie gag show, "Goin' Bulilit", and the remake of "Mara Clara."
"Sabi nga nila special friends are rare to find. But I know that it’s not true because I have found a friend like you."
Other guests include Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla, and Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi.
In the end, Kathryn thanked all her guests and said she was overwhelmed by the people who spent time to be with her.