Comedienne Pokwang lost her five-year-old son due to cancer while she was working abroad. This is why she values the time she spends with her 17-year-old daughter Ria Mae despite her hectic schedule.
“When she was in high school, the first and last time I went with her to school was on her graduation day. I missed many big events in her life. But she knows that I’m making up for those times and that all my hard work is for her,” shares Pokwang in the Mothers’ Day special of “Tapatan Ni Tunying” airing this Thursday (May 8).
As her daughter turns 18 this year, Pokwang has picked up helpful pointers for raising children.
“If your kid is a girl, always kiss and hug her, and make her feel that she is your only baby. With that, she won’t enter into a romantic relationship early. For a boy, be his best friend and always remind him to moderate doing whatever they’re into.”
Meanwhile, housewife Rosemarie Baticulon is proud to have raised five high school valedictorians. She shares how she felt when she stood on stage during her kids’ graduation ceremonies.
“It felt like I was over the moon. Everyone was looking at me. I was overjoyed and tearful at the same. I never expected it would happen because I never received any award before,” Rosemarie recalls.
Rosemarie imparts there are no secret tricks behind her family’s rare feat other than constant encouragement.
“My husband and I support them in everything they do even now that they are all grown up,” she says.
Pokwang and Rosemarie reveal more about their personal lives and families in the episode.
[stextbox]Don’t miss the Mothers’ Day special of “Tapatan ni Tunying” (TNT) this Thursday (May 8) at 4PM on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold. For updates, follow @TNTunying on Twitter and Instagram, or like its Facebook page facebook.com/TNTunying.[/stextbox]