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Good Housekeeping
August 09, 2010

Robin Padilla "Puts a Ring on It" + 5 More Public Proposals

The former "Bad Boy of Philippine Showbiz" shows his sweet side to Mariel Rodriguez on national television.
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robin_padilla_mariel_rodriguez.jpgTo the audience's delight, August 7, Saturday, spelled more than just the televised birthday celebration for Mariel Rodriguez on ABS-CBN's showbiz talkshow Entertainment Live! Boyfriend Robin Padilla, a guest for the event and Mariel's co-host in the new game and variety show, Pilipinas, Win na Win!, made an impassioned speech for his birthday message to the celebrant, saying:

"Gusto kong kunin ang mga kamay mo at magpakalayo-layo tayo. Sa mundo ng pelikula, napakahirap, napakahirap. Araw-araw may balakid, araw-araw may hindi mo maintindihan saan nanggagaling ang mga problema. Pero sana manatili kang diamond, lagi kang matibay.

"Ako, hindi ako nagsisinungaling. Totoo, sagutin mo ako o hindi, itago mo yung singsing. Ano mang mangyari, itago mo 'yan. Sa 'yo 'yan, hindi ako nagsinungaling sa 'yo, Mariel. Mahal kita."

Robin, once known as the "Bad Boy of Philippine Showbiz," was finally able to slip a diamond ring on his lady's finger—and what a ring! This one is reportedly worth P1.2 million.

It was a definite kilig moment, one which had the birthday girl in tears. Watch part of the interview yourself in the video below:

Not enough of that warm fuzzy feeling for you? Check out these 5 other uber-sweet (and public) engagement videos.


Nathan Blakely asks his girlfriend Karyn to marry him with a little help from BBC News, the Yorkshire Evening Post, and his friends.


Fresh from service in Iraq, contestant Lia Anter's boyfriend pops the question at the 2009 Miss Miami USA Pageant.


Would your guy do a song-and-dance in public just to show you he loves you and wants to spend the rest of his life with you? On a sunny afternoon at Madison Square Park, Woodrow did just that for girlfriend Claudine.


Christmas is a perfect time to propose (as thousands will attest). When she shows up at the studio of The Saturday Early Show for a special televised Christmas message via satellite from her boyfriend, Sgt. Larry Brown Jr., Chemar Smith has no idea just how special that message is going to be.


Okay, so this isn't technically a public proposal, but a lot of work and a lot of sweetness went into Derick's all-important question for his girlfriend Emily. Want to know just how it was done? Derick tells all on

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  • jonnalyn Aug 09 2010 @ 02:41pm Report Abuse
    awwwww!thats so sweet!mariel deserves to be happy.May she have her happy ending...
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  • mary_ann Aug 09 2010 @ 06:43pm Report Abuse
    Bakit kailangang sa TV gawin?

    Just watch out Ma! Seloso si Robin!
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  • Ate Jee Aug 12 2010 @ 02:50pm Report Abuse
    Sana mag isip ka muna Mariel at huwag ka masilaw sa kinang ng singsing na yan.
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  • joyfulmom Aug 13 2010 @ 07:15am Report Abuse
    MARIEL, enJOY it while it last...kilig! I like Robin a lot, kaya lang hanggang kailan yang feeling na yan?
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  • sexy_renzie Aug 15 2010 @ 04:35pm Report Abuse
    i also cried when my boyfriend proposed to me.. tot wat we had is just for fun, cant imagine that he want me to spend my life with.. happy for you mariel..
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  • Hardy35KELLY Nov 15 2010 @ 06:23am Report Abuse
    According to my own analysis, millions of people on our planet get the credit loans from well known banks. So, there is good chances to get a commercial loan in every country.
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