Special Star Dreamer Marie Songalia’s longtime search for her mother led to their emotional reunion inside Kuya’s home.
Even prior to entering the Pinoy Big Brother’s house, Special Star Dreamer Marie Songalia has committed herself to a lifelong search for her biological parents, who had her adopted as an infant 23 years ago.
It was in this spirit that the professional licensed teacher, dubbed in the show as the ‘Longing Anak ng Leyte’, was urged to join the reality competition. "Sumali po ako ng Star Hunt dahil gusto kong maging inspirasyon sa mga kabataan at naniniwala ako na ang Star Hunt ay magiging paraan para makumpleto ang pagkatao ko at makilala ko ang mga tunay kong magulang,” Marie shared in a video asking the help of viewers to assist her in her search.
“Ang pangalan po [ng aking ina] ay Eunice Vergara. Ipina-ampon niya po ako kay Aunor F. Aganon at kay David Aganon na nakatira sa ibang bansa, pero dahil na-deny sa embassy ang papeles na ito, hindi po natuloy na ma-ampon ako. Ang nangyari, yung kasambahay niyang sina Vangie at Lilybeth na lang ang nag-adopt sa akin. Kasi sila naman po ang nagpalaki sa akin,” she added.
Having been separated for a long while, it was an endeavor that perhaps seemed too far-fetched for many. That is, until Marie’s wish was finally fulfilled last Monday, when her mother was invited over in the show to meet her now all-grown up daughter and patch things up with her.
Watch their emotional reunion here.