Actress-host Kris Aquino celebrated the birthday of her eldest son, Joshua or simply Josh, with an outreach activity.
On her social media accounts on Thursday, May 27, Kris shared that they donated a total of 800 grocery bags to be given away to families in Tarlac which Josh has chosen to call home.
"Namili na si kuya Josh. Gusto na niya talagang tumira sa Alto (our family compound) in what he calls 'lola’s house', in Tarlac," Kris said in her post.
"Malapit na ang birthday ng panganay ko (June 4). Through my cousin, ate @celdasan, we reached out to (Tarlac) Gov. Susan Yap. Nag-prepare kami ng 800 grocery bags ... that kuya Josh will turn over to Gov. Susan to share with families she feels will benefit most from his birthday outreach," she added.
Josh—who is Kris's child with former action star and politician Phillip Salvador—is set to turn 26 this coming June 4.
It was in August last year when the actress first shared the news that she had given her eldest son permission to live in their ancestral home in Tarlac, where he stays in his grandmother’s—the late former President Corazon "Cory" Aquino—room.
Earlier this month, Kris was surprised by Josh as he paid her and his younger brother Bimby an unannounced visit in Pampanga to celebrate Mother's Day.
In her post on Thursday, Kris shared: "The 3 of us said our goodbyes yesterday afternoon… Pabalik na kami ni Bimb to our serviced residence while the condo we’ll be leasing is being readied."
"We are not a perfect family, nagka-mahabang tampuhan yung 2 boys BUT nakuha talaga sa dasal, pasensya, at pagmamahal. Finally kahapon naramdaman kong nabalik na yung dating higpit ng yakapan at kulitan/lambingan nung dalawa," she added.
Kris, who earlier vowed to give her sons their privacy by limiting her social media posts about them, went on: "I can share that story because it’s about my sons and me… my family is not just limited to my 2 boys. Alam niyo how important my sisters and brother are to me, BUT they value their privacy and I totally respect that I can share my life but not our lives.
"In time I hope I can tell you more because you deserve to know why I have so much more to learn and do to be worthy not only of being the daughter of my parents BUT to earn the privilege of being 'bunso' (tawag niya sa 'kin fondly or pag-umiiling na lang) of the most humble, trustworthy, capable, dignified, and morally upright man I am so blessed to have as my brother," she said, referring to her brother, former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.
"Uunahan ko na—bago lagyan ng kulay pulitika at mag-wild na naman ang trolls. I am writing this because of LOVE," she continued. "Kailan ba naging masama mahalin ang mga anak at kapatid mo? Sa dami ng toxic na negativity ngayon hindi masama na mag-share ako na bilang pamilya, BUO, may respeto, at nagmamahalan kami.
"I have said repeatedly—I am not interested in politics now. BUT it is my right to protect our family’s name and honor," she concluded.