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Ogie Diaz is proud of his daughters

Actor and showbiz writer Ogie Diaz explains why he let his daughters decide what course to take in college.

Ogie Diaz is proud of his daughters-Rhea Manila Santos
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Rhea Manila Santos

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10/25/2022 10:04 AM
Ogie Diaz is proud of his daughters
Photo credit to Ogie Diaz Facebook and Instagram

When he is not on camera as a host, actor, vlogger, or entertainment reporter, Ogie Diaz is also known as a talent manager to different artists in the industry. But off camera, he is also a doting parent to his five children with his non-showbiz wife Georgette. Last October 22, he shared a post about the two different career paths two of his daughters are currently taking and why he allowed them the freedom to decide what they want to do later on in life. 

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In his Facebook post, Ogie wrote, 


“My daughters…

My future chef

And my future doctor!

Lagi kong bilin sa mga anak ko, mag-aral sila para sa kanilang future, hindi para sa amin ng mama nila. Kung tutulungan nila kami, bonus na lang yon sa amin.

Magtapos sila para di sila pagmalakihan ng lalaki nila o mapapangasawa nila, dahil may alam sila sa buhay. Dahil marunong silang magtrabaho.

Di naman ako pessimistic. Tamang getting ready lang kung sakaling alatin ang kanilang love life o married life.

Yang culinary arts at yung pagdodoktor, hindi ko ipinilit yan. Sila ang may gusto niyan, dahil diyan nila naramdaman ang happiness nila. Tagasuporta lang ako at tagabayad ng tuition fee.

Ayaw ko yung ipipilit ko kung ano ang kursong dapat nilang kunin at kung ano ang gusto kong maging sila pagdating nang araw.”

In the same post Ogie also shared what he noticed from other parents who pressure their children to follow the course dictated upon them.

“Dami kong kilalang magulang, ipinush yung gustong kurso dun sa anak, pero nung maka-graduate, nagdayalog yung anak sa magulang ng, ‘O, pinagbigyan ko na kayo, naka-graduate na ako sa kursong gusto nyo, this time, yung gusto ko naman.’

“Sa henerasyon ngayon, importante ang mental health ng mga bata. At hindi natin kakayanin bilang magulang kung mag-isip nang masama sa sarili nila ang mga bata, dahil lang sa pressure at stress sa atin. 

“’Kayo magde-design ng future nyo, mga anak,’ lagi kong sinasabi sa kanila. ‘Basta kung ano ang passion nyo, ang happiness nyo, dun kayo.  Kami ng mama nyo eh susuporta lang. Basta wag lang kayong salbahe sa kapwa, piliing maging mabuti at hindi kayo sakit ng lipunan.’

“At lagi kong bilin sa kanila, ‘You should translate your happiness, your passion into income. Happy na kayo, kumita pa kayo.’”

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