Magandang Buhay hosts Melai Cantiveros and Jolina Magdangal are back in the studio and are now prepping for Mother’s Day. Since the special day is something our moms look forward to, it is imperative that we all remember the things that they have done just to make us happy and give us a good life. So it’s our turn to give back!
Virgie Cantiveros, the mother of Melai, and Jolina’s mother Paulette Magdangal, paid the two hosts a visit on the set, along with their grandchildren Pele and Mela. They tackled on the parenting styles of their celebrity daughters.
According to Mommy Virgie, her daughter took after the strict parenting style of her strict father Dionisio. Momshie Melai admitted that she is more of the disciplinarian compared to her husband Jason Francisco, and explained that it is necessary to be strict with her children at times. The MB host even shared that she believes in spanking, so that their children can learn from their mistakes. However, when Mela was asked what she learns from her mother, the celebrity daughter replied, “I will not do that (bad things) again. Sharing is caring and patience is a virtue”.
Mommy Paulette described how Jolina is as a mother, “Mas masungit si Jolina. Kasi every small things napapansin niya. Eh ako kasi no’on hindi masyado. Kasi siguro busy ako ‘pag minsan at may work ako, hindi ako ‘yung tipong ‘wag ka dyan, ‘wag ka dyan.”
Jolina, on the other hand, spoke about one incident that made her think and question herself as a mother. The Magandang Buhay host said that her son noticed that she would often smile at his younger sister, Vika, more than she does to him. “Nagulat ako nung, ‘Mama, bakit kay Vika pagsinisubuan mo siya nagi-smile ka? Bata siya, pero bata rin naman ako, ba’t sa akin hindi?” And because of that instance, Jolina decided to make up for not having enough time for Pele. The two bonded over some painting sessions at home, an activity that Jolina chose because she noticed that her son had a knack for painting. During the painting session, Pele expressed how he felt about his mother and Vika, and said that his mom and sister make him happy.
Jolina also underlined how much she cherishes being a mother to Pele and Vika, and added that spending time with them every day is what makes her happy. The host says that she feels elated whenever her children say ‘thank you’ or tell her that they love her, “’Yung nag-tha-thank you sila, tapos biglang out of the blue biglaang sasabihin ng anak mo na ‘I love you, mama thank you for everything.” The MB momshie added that she even appreciates it more when other people notice that her children are being brought up well, saying it is a reflection how the parents teach and guide their children. When asked what traits Pele inherited from her, Jolina pointed out that like her, her son is also fond of singing. She hopes that her children will grow up to be decent and family-oriented just like their family.
The two hosts’ parents and their children had nothing but sweet messages for them; and even praised them for being good and loving parents. Mommy Paulette spoke fondly of Jolina saying, “Kasi nakita ko sa kanya na, nandun ‘yung alaga niya kela Pele at Vika. Talagang lahat, maski madami siyang work, nadun’ pa rin ‘yung’ time niya.” Pele, expressed his love for his mom, “Love you mama. I’ll always be your friend”
Mommy Virgie called her daughter Melai, a strong and the best mother, “Best mother din siya. Wala siyang pasensya ‘pag minsan, pero understand ko naman ang ganun. But strong and best mother siya.” Melai’s eldest daughter Mela had kind words for the host, and wished her good health and more success. “I love you, mama. I wish you good health and marami work, so we can have more money,” she said jokingly.
Momshies Melai and Jolina also gave heartfelt messages for their mothers, and gifted them beautiful bouquet of flowers. Melai expressed how much she loved and admired her for raising their family well. “Si Mama ko, kung alam n’yo lang kung ano ‘yung ginawa niya para buhayin kaming magkakapatid… ‘yung pagiging strong ko na momshie sa kanya ko nakuha ‘yun,” she emphasized.
Jolina thanked Mommy Paulette for the guidance that she has given her, and stressed that her being a hands-on mother with Pele and Vika, is a trait she learned from her. “Mommy alam mo ‘yung pagiging hands-on ko, siyempre hindi ko yung matututunan at mararamdaman kung hindi ko ‘yun naramdaman nung maliit kami. Maraming salamat sa lahat ng guidance at sa lahat ng pakiramdam na hanggang ngayon na kahit hindi ko sabihin, alam ko nararamdaman mo”.
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