Actress Aiko Melendez shared her message for her son, Andre Yllana, who is celebrating his 23rd birthday this Tuesday, September 7.
Posting a photo of Andre on her personal Instagram page, Aiko vowed to always be there to guide and support her son.
"To my panganay, happiest birthday, son. You are loved, today, tomorrow, and always. No matter how big you get or how far you go I will be here for you. Love you so much," she said.
Andre is Aiko's son with her former husband, actor-politician Jomari Yllana. She also has another child, Marthena, from her previous marriage to model Martin Jickain.
Earlier this year, Andre signed an exclusive contract with Viva Artists Agency.
According to Andre, his number one goal is to make a name for himself in showbiz.
"'Makapagtayo ng sarili ko pong name na hindi lang po anak ni Aiko at anak po ni Jomari. In the future po sana, makapagtayo po ako ng sarili kong name, makikilala po ako as Andre Yllana,” he said.
He also said he looks forward to working with his parents, especially his mother, whom he credited as his inspiration.
"My inspiration is Mommy. Growing up, nakita ko na busy siya palagi sa pag-arte," he said.
"Kapag nakikita ko ‘yung mga roles niya, lalo na kung contrabida siya, ako ang kinakabahan," he admitted. "So mas kakabahan ako kay Mommy, knowing how good she is."
Last June, Andre marked a personal milestone as he finished his automobile mechanic course at Don Bosco Technical Institute.
In an emotional Instagram post, Aiko thanked her son for keeping his promise that he would finish school.
"After so many trials, dramas.... This is legit. You've made your mother so happy and I couldn't be more proud of you! I love you anak!" she said.