Alma Concepcion is one proud mom to her son Cobie Puno who made it to the dean’s list of a prestigious university in New York.
Alma took to social media to share a photo of her son holding his certificate of recognition for making it to the senior class dean’s liist of Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business.
See the photo below:
Cobie is Alma’s son with her former partner, Dody Puno.
Hours after her post about her son’s latest achievement, Alma penned a letter to her younger self.
“I hope you are happy with what you have become. I hope I didn't disappoint you. You were sickly, you are blessed with amazing parents who did everything to let you live. They exhausted their finances for you. They almost neglected your siblings because of you,” she wrote.
She went on: “Your family sacrificed for you, everyone adjusted to keep you alive and happy. They tried their best to give you a normal life and hid the fear. They all tried to treat you as a normal kid for you to forget what you had. They all suffered from all your hospitalizations, seizures, and night emergencies to the ER.”
“Then God gave you an opportunity to give back. You became strong because of your family. You were a brat growing up. Spoiled [because] you were treated special. But they let all of your tantrums slide because of what they know deep inside,” she continued.
“Your life now is a result of everyone’s contribution- on how strong you are, how loved you lived, everyone showered you with love & attention. That is why God placed you in the position to give all the love back,” she stated.
“I won’t let you down. I will take good care of the fragile child that was transformed into an unstoppable lady of steel. They took care of you then, now let me take care of them for you this time around,” she concluded.
Having finished Interior Design at the University of the Philippines Diliman, Alma is currently pursuing a career as a licensed interior designer.
Alma, who appeared in a number of films, received a Gawad Urian best supporting actress nomination in 1996 for the film Sa Ngalan Ng Pag-Ibig.
In 2019, Alma was crowned Ms. Grand Universe at the age 44. She joined Miss Hawaiian Tropic and Miss International during her younger days but failed to secure the crown.