Arjo Atayde took to social media to greet his sister, Ria Atayde, as she celebrated her 29th birthday on Tuesday, March 23.
On Instagram, the actor posted throwback photos of them together and in the caption shared his simple but touching message for his sister.
"Happy birthday to my first best friend! Growing up would never be the same without you. Thank you for everything! I love you Wiwi!" said Arjo.
In the comment section of his post, Ria wrote: "Thanks freak. Love you zomats."
Aside from her brother, close friends of Ria in showbiz also sent their birthday greetings, including Coleen Garcia and Enchong Dee.
Coleen, who is Arjo and Ria's third cousin, penned a heartfelt poem for her.
"From up in the mountains, to under the sea
From Hong Kong, to Isabela, to NYC
Losing wallets and missing flights
Eating everything in our sights
Laughing about things we can still recall
And crying on your floor for no reason at all
Drowning together and being left by a friend
Then gazing at stars and crying again
From the ugliest heartbreaks, to the happiest cheers
I’m happy it’s you who was always right here!" Coleen wrote.
"LOVE YOU FOREVER, CUZ @ria. You have a Ria-shaped place in my heart that only you can fill! Hope you like my digital Hallmark card. lol Happy birthday!!!" she added.
Meanwhile, in his post, Enchong said that though they're far away from each other, he would still celebrate Ria's special day "as if it was 2019."
"Ang sarap magkaron ng kaibigan na kahit hindi kayo magsalita basta magkasama kayo at may nginunguya... masaya na kayo!" he said.
"Though we are far away from each other, I will celebrate today as if it was 2019... Love you @ria and please smile today as you read this," he added.
To celebrate her birthday, Ria launched a fundraiser that aims to provide at least 29 children with back-to-school kits and 29 families with family hygiene kits. She partnered with Save the Children Philippines for the campaign.