PBA star Terrence Romeo was among those who answered the call of actor Robin Padilla by donating an undisclosed amount for the rehabilitation of Marawi City.
The TnT Katropa guard personally met with Padilla on Monday night to show his whole-hearted support to the worthy project.
It was the first time Romeo met the "Bad Boy' of Philippine movies, who he claimed has been his boyhood idol.
"High school pa lang ako pinanonood ko na lahat ng pelikula ni sir Robin. Wala akong pinapalagpas," said the former UAAP MVP out of Far Eastern University.
Romeo then went on to quote some of Padilla's memorable lines in his past movies to the delight of the celebrated action star.
For Romeo, supporting the rehabilitation of Marawi City was his way of giving back.
"Sobrang blessed ako kaya gusto ko ring i-share ito at makatulong sa iba," he said.
Padilla related to Romeo that he watched the Gilas-Australia FIBA World Cup qualifiers at the Philippine Arena and supported Romeo and the national team for not letting the Boomers bully the Filipinos.
At the same time, he profusely thanked Romeo for helping him in his endeavor, noting that the TnT guard was the first player to come out of his way to support the Marawi project.
"Itong Marawi rehab project namin, mga artista ang nagdo-donate. This is the first time a basketball player supported our cause and I would like to thank Terrence for this," said Padilla in a statement.
The actor, who comes from a large political and showbiz clan, likewise invited Romeo to come with him in one of his visits to Marawi City to see the rehabilitation being made in the province more than a year after a deadly five-month siege by a militant group.