Just like her character Marissa Pineda in Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, award-winning actress Jodi Sta. Maria is also a doting and hands-on mom to her beloved one and only son Panfilo Lacson III, a.k.a. “Thirdy.” And although he hasn’t followed her footsteps yet in the entertainment scene, we are still able to witness him grow through her social media posts, such as their beautiful photos together that we collated in this gallery.
Going through her Instagram account, it’s truly evident how tightly bonded they are as they go on dates and other bonding activities together whenever their busy schedules permit. They are each other’s constant arm candy in every event that they attend and have been to a lot of scenic places in and out of the country hand-in-hand. Besides, they are also each other’s number one supporter and cheerleader as they reach their respective endeavors.
Although he seems to slowly detach from her in pursuit of finding his own identity, living his own life, and chasing his interests, which is just normal for adolescents like him, Jodi has already accepted it without, of course, losing her attention on him still. With Thirdy being one of the most constant persons in her life, she has nothing but gratitude for having him, who has taught her the real meaning of unconditional love and has been the greatest blessing she’s ever had in her life.
“You are life's greatest blessing, Muy! I pray that the Lord will give me wisdom and strength to raise you well. Despite my imperfections, God freely gave you to me and with His unlimited grace, fills the gaps I cannot fill. I will forever be grateful,” she wrote in one of her IG posts.
Through the years, Jodi has given us glimpses of their fun and remarkable adventures together, such as when she took Thirdy as her adorable and debonair date in the 2015 Star Magic Ball and when they went on an awesome European excursion in 2022 to celebrate her 40th birthday.
For his 16th birthday in December 2022, she certainly touched us by posting a heartwarming birthday tribute for “my miracle, my constant, my favorite travel buddy”.
“I may not carry you in my arms anymore but I will always carry you in my heart. I pray that you grow strong and brave and believe that by God’s great love and mercy, you’ll be able to achieve anything you put your mind to. Go forth anak and aim for the skies. We will always be here for you every step of the way,” she captioned that post.
And last April, the seasoned actress shared on IG that her beloved unico hijo is joining her as one of the latest celebrity endorsers of a famous fastfood chain – and we’ve already seen how endearing they are together in that commercial!
Just like other parents, Jodi is both sentimental and stoked to have a teenage child. However, her excitement to create more memories with him still prevails. More adventures and years of togetherness to come, Jodi and Thirdy!