Kris Aquino took a trip down memory lane and recalled how her father Ninoy encouraged her to pursue her dreams.
"My dad was killed when he was only 50 years old... my mom saw my 1st commercial, 1st tv show, and the 1st movie- all those 'FIRSTS' that the man carrying me here ALWAYS said would one day happen. Ang mom pagsasabihan pa sya, 'dad, don’t get her hopes up.' But HE would whisper to me, 'Beautiful, you’ll be on tv and starring in movies, and signing autographs,” Kris said in her Facebook post.
The actress-host advised parents to do the same.
"Sharing this because if you’re a parent, or planning at some point to be one, PLEASE encourage the dreams of your children and equip them with the discipline and skills to SHINE in what they love doing- siguro kaya hindi ako sumusuko sa LABAN ng buhay kasi number 1 lesson ng dad: kung choice mo ang public life, whether in politics or entertainment, bawal ang pikon. 2nd rule: life should be lived guided by addition and never subtraction. Dad, I am infinitely proud that i’m yours and mom’s, BABY," she wrote.
Kris' Facebook post came just in time for Ninoy Aquino Day, which is commemorated on Wednesday, August 21.