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Lyca Gairanod’s mother says she wants her daughter to finish her studies

Lyca Gairanod’s mother, Marianecel, says that she will be sending her daughter to school after ‘The Voice Kids.’

BY KRISTHOFF CAGAPE

Twitter: @kristhoff_cgp

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7/30/2014 9:29 AM
Lyca Gairanod’s mother says she wants her daughter to finish her studies


073014-lyca_main.jpgLyca Gairanod's mother, Marianecel, remarked that she was indescribably happy when her daughter bagged The Voice Kids of the Philippines title. She said that her daughter's winnings would definitely change the course of their lives.

"Sobrang saya ko po, walang katumbas na saya dahil natupad niya ‘yung mga pangarap niya sa amin, sa kanilang magkakaptid na makagpag-aral sila. Tapos magkaroon kami ng bahay na sapat na matutulugan, na kapag umuulan hindi kami palipat-lipat o paglumaki ang dagat di kailangan lumikas kami ng ibang lugar para lang makapagpahinga ng maayos," she said in an interview after the competition last Sunday, July 27. She relayed that they used to live on the beach side in Cavite. Lyca is her fifth child in her brood of eight.

As the grand winner of the competition, Lyca won a house and lot from Camella Homes, a recording contract with MCA Universal, and a Php1-million cash prize, among other things.

Marianecel said that Lyca has always wanted to join singing competitions to help the family. "Naiisip niya po pag nakikita niya po yung mga ganito [na contest] sabi niya, ‘Sana makasali ako sa ganyan para makabili man lang kami ng bahay na maayos.’ Ito na po natupad na niya po," she said.

She shared that Lyca started singing when she was just six years old. "Anim na taon pagnangangalakal po kami, kumakanta-kanta po siya sa side car pagbalik po niya may pera po siya sabi niya pambili ng pagkain, sabi ko ‘’Nak san galing yan?’ sabi niya ‘Bigay po nong babae kasi kinantahan ko siya.’ Sabi ko, ‘Ganon ka na ba kagaling kumanta kasi binigyan ka?’ Sabi niya, ‘Opo marunong po akong kumanta.’” She revealed that she already made Lyca join a singing competition in Cavite before where she was also hailed as the champion.

With Lyca’s winnings, Marianecel said that she would be sending her daughter to school. “Pag-aaralin ko po talaga siya kasi di po siya maano sa English ‘yun naman talaga gusto niya na balang araw marunong na daw siya mag-English tapos ‘yun po ang gusto ko sa kanya makapagtapos po siya sa pag-aaral," she said. She said that she would also support Lyca’s singing. “Kung kailangan po ‘yung dalawang ‘yun kung pwede po isabay ‘yung mga ‘yun," she stated.