At the start of the riveting series Asintado, Hillary (Agot Isidro) adopted the orphan Katrina (Jana Agoncillo) and took her into the wealthy and powerful Del Mundos, and changed her name to Samantha.
She had an inkling that Samantha also had a sister, but Ana (Myel de Leon) was already adopted by the loving and assiduous Dimasalang family. When they grew up Samantha (Shaina Magdayao) was schooled in Europe and became a jeweler, while Ana (Julia Montes) worked as a diligent emergency medical technician (EMT).
Their paths would cross, unbeknownst to both that they are sisters, and would engage in a sordid rivalry throughout most of the series. But when they came to know that they were indeed siblings, Samantha and Ana buried the hatchet and became allies in trying to bring down the greedy and corrupt politician Salvador del Mundo (Nonie Buencamino).
It was at this time when Hillary never hesitated to treat Ana as her own as well and became a loving mother to both Samantha and Ana. Here’s how she expressed her unconditional motherly love to both:
She is a Listener
Hillary has always been by Samantha and Ana’s side whenever they needed someone to talk to. She always listened to their heartaches, their problems, and even became a recipient of their fits of anger. She has always kept her calm and listened to them.
She Chooses to Understand
We know that Samantha is not that good when it comes to controlling her emotions. A lot of times, she accused and blamed Hillary for the pain she was experiencing. Nevertheless, Hillary still stayed composed as a mother. She chose to understand Samantha despite the hurt she gets from her adopted daughter’s outbursts.
She Stood as a Mediator
Given that Samantha and Ana had some deep issues before they realized they were family, these two ladies had a very tough time fixing their relationship as sisters. And as an adoptive mother to them, Hillary stood as a mediator to them. She helped Samantha and Ana in every possible way she can until they finally reconciled.
Her Love is Unrelenting
Hillary never lost hope for Samantha in times when her daughter hated her. Her love stayed strong for Samantha until she came to her senses and finally chose to do the right thing. She always looked out for Samantha, and now for Ana, as well.
Find out more of Hillary’s endearing qualities as a surrogate mom to Samantha and Ana in this Kapamilya Toplist.
Catch the remaining episodes of Asintado all this week, after It’s Showtime.