Love for family was the theme for the second episode of “I Feel U"!
Yesterday, May 17, Toni Gonzaga had a special co-host, her good friend Luis Manzano. They were joined by Filipino kids from all over the world who shared personal stories about their moms, AKA their real life superheroes, who sacrificed everything to give them good lives.
Sylvia Sanchez also stopped by and opened up about her COVID-19 experience last March — she and her husband Arturo Atayde tested positive for the virus and had to be hospitalized and treated.
According to the veteran actress, her sole wish while she was sick was to spare her family from the virus.
“Every day ang dasal ko lang is Lord kung magka-virus ang isa sa mga anak ko, akin na lang. Ibigay na lang sa akin. And kung halimbawa kung may mamatay man sa amin ng asawa ko, ako na lang. Huwag naman 'yung dalawa kami," she said.
The couple have four kids together, and the older ones, actors Arjo and Ria Atayde had to step up and take charge for their younger siblings.
"Arjo and I, as soon as we found out, both of us got out of bed and we were like, ‘Okay, how do we go about this?’ Everything just seemed so natural na 'yun na ang gagawin namin,” Ria said.
“I guess kasi sa situation din na 'yun, crying or being weak can’t really do much. I strongly believe na you attract what you think of. Rebuke it agad if natatakot ka or whatever para ma-reject 'yung energy na ganoon,” she added.
Meanwhile, Vilma Santos opened up about her beautiful journey raising two sons, Luis Manzano and Ryan Christian Recto, whom she called "life’s greatest blessings."
“Makita ko lang sila na lalaki ng maayos at productive, God-loving persons, magiging maganda ang mga buhay nila, siguro 'yun na ang masasabi kong fulfilled ako as a mom,” she enthused.
Vilma also had a mini reunion with her former co-stars Carlo Aquino, whom she had worked with in the 1998 film “Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?" and Claudine Barretto, whom she starred with in the 2000 film “Anak.”
Vilma was proud to see her former "movie kids" grow into talented actors.
“Fulfillment ko ‘yun as an actor lalo na ‘yung mga nakasama ko, mga naging mga anak ko sa pelikula, nakikita ko sila ngayon, all grown-up. And at the same time, they turned out to be good actors. Ang gagaling,” she proudly said.
She and Carlo reenacted the famous “Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?" confrontation scene and Carlo busted out the, “Akala mo lang wala, pero meron, meron, meron!” line. Iconic.
Meanwhile, Claudine reminisced about her on-set moments with the Star for All Seasons back in the early 2000s.
“I am really honored to be able to be a part of ‘Anak.’ Kung hindi niyo alam, Vilmanian talaga ako bata pa lang. For me, 'yun na ang ultimate dream come true ko,” Claudine said.
“I had the support of Ate Vi throughout the shooting. She never told me na, ‘Ito ang gagawin mo.’ 'Yung preparation ko is I had to step up and I really had to focus,” she added.
The one and only Piolo Pascual also graced the show and gave a heartwarming message to Vilma, whom he worked with in the 2003 movie “Dekada ‘70.” He also dedicated his heartfelt rendition of “Hanggang Ikaw” to the legendary actress.
Speaking of musical numbers, Erik Santos blessed us with his beautiful voice and performed his hit single “Kung Akin Ang Mundo."
What was your favorite part from the show's second episode?
Catch “I Feel U” every Sunday, 5 PM in the digital platforms of ABS-CBN Films, ABS-CBN Global, and ABS-CBN Music. It is also available via TFC.tv, TFC IPTV, and TFC Cable Satellite!
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