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  • Magkaibang Boto Sa Isang Bahay: Karla Estrada Says Kids Like Daniel Padilla Allowed Their Own Opinion

    'I raised my children to stand their ground not because they are swayed by the public'
    by Ronna Capili Bonifacio .
Magkaibang Boto Sa Isang Bahay: Karla Estrada Says Kids Like Daniel Padilla Allowed Their Own Opinion
  • Political differences at home are becoming more common as we approach election day. Families arguing online about their bets are a norm and made into memes. But what about when there are opposing views at home?

    Karla Estrada’s Instagram post on March 10 shows a photo of her with her four children, including Daniel Padilla, with the text: “In My Family We Strongly Believe In Democracy”.

    This is likely in reaction to her son’s photo next to a Leni Robredo poster published the day before. Karla endorses Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and running mate Sara Duterte.

    One family, different candidates

    “I raised my children to have their own opinion, stand their ground not because they are swayed by the public,” writes the mom of four and former Magandang Buhay host by ABS-CBN.

    She adds, “They have an independent mind rooted in their own beliefs. But in the end We Talk, We Love and Live Harmoniously.”


    On March 9, Daniel Padilla was photographed with a Leni Robredo poster on a vehicle. Director Mandy Reyes published their photo together on Facebook. 

    He writes, “Aba ewan ko sa inyo. Basta kay #LiderLeni kami ng tropa kong gangster.” 

    This marks the first time the actor has made public his 2022 presidential bet. Netizens have only guessed Daniel’s vote in the recent weeks based on comments he’s liked.

    However, Daniel and girlfriend Kathryn Bernardo endorsed Leni Robredo’s vice presidential bid during the 2016 elections.

    Tips for living with different politics at home

    1. Try to have an open mind.

    Remember that what your family member believes comes from their thought process. It is possible to disagree but still be genuinely curious about their thoughts.

    When you ask someone whose opinion differs from yours genuine questions, you can gain a different perspective.

    2. If you want to speak, be ready to listen.

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    When we approach discussions with the intention of convincing, we often forget to grant our family members our listening ear. Very Well Family advises, “If you want to discuss your beliefs, make a genuine effort to understand those of your family members also.”

    3. Keep your calm.

    A heated argument is not likely to produce the results you are hoping for. If you feel yourself approaching this, consider backing off. And remember the next step.

    4. Know when and how to walk away.

    We often use “Let’s just agree to disagree” but this can also invalidate a family member who was not able to share their own thoughts.  

    Very Well Family suggests saying, “You’ve given me something to think about. Let’s talk about something else and come back to this another time.”

    5. Hold on to the 24-hour rule on social media.

    Saw something online you want to answer? Give yourself 24 hours or a whole day before returning to the post you want to share your thoughts on. 

    You may find that you’ve already calmed down by then and don’t feel the need to reply. Or you can compose one that is well thought out with a level-head. Both will make for less friction in your family.

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