Momshies Karla Estrada, Jolina Magdangal, and Melai Cantiveros of “Magandang Buhay” visited Daniel Padilla’s gastropub District 8 on today’s (April 5) episode and his mother couldn’t be any prouder!
“Natuwa ako kasi at least sa murang edad ay pagnenegosyo na ang iniisip niya,” she said. “Magandang training sa kanya kasi bata pa siya. Magandang opportunity ‘yun dahil nakakapag-ipon ka, ‘yung pinagtatatrabuhan mo, alam mong may pupuntahan.”
Daniel opened District 8 last August in partnership with actor and comedian Vice Ganda, politician Francis Zamora, PBA players James Yap, Paul Artadi, and Marc Pingris, and chef Mikel Zaguirre.
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Karla is especially proud that her son surrounded himself with dependable people to be his partners in his very first business venture.
“Nakakatuwa dahil lahat ng partners dito sa District 8, lahat sila professionals. Higit sa lahat, lahat sila mababait. Nag-iintindihan at wala masyadong issue. Marunong naman talaga makipagkaibigan si Daniel,” she said.
Because the Box Office King's schedule is pretty jam-packed with his many projects, Momshie Karls revealed that Daniel handles most of the marketing and promotion of the restaurant rather than the day-to-day ongoings.
“['Yung partners] talaga ‘yung halos nandito almost every night, sila ‘yung hands-on. Ang naitutulong ni DJ dito ay ‘yung nandyan siya, kasali siya dito and natutulungan niyang i-promote and everything - dun sa marketing side naman ‘yung kay Daniel,” she said.
And despite his age, Karla is sure her son is in good hands when it comes to learning the ropes of managing a business.
“Happy ako dahil lahat ng partner, inaalalayan talaga si Daniel since siya ‘yung pinakabata sa grupo,” she said.