Currently abroad on a family vacation with her parents Francis Pangilinan and Sharon Cuneta, Miel Pangilinan dedicated a post for her father in her Instagram post last August 24 in honor of his 59th birthday. The 17-year-old artist wrote about how much she appreciated all the time and effort her father gave her all these years.
“My first vivid memory (like, truly vivid that I can remember) is of you telling me that I was a Virgo just like you. You told me nearly a decade and a half later that you said it so I’d know we had something in common.
“It was that day that I really fully realized just the kind of parent that you are. Always the only dad in our batch parent group chats, always dropping us off at school on our first days, always taking us to go grocery shopping every Sunday, always making time out of your schedule to come and watch us perform something that you could’ve very well just asked for a video of.
“Being a Virgo myself, I’m sure you understand that expressing my emotions like this is kind of difficult for me, but I hope you understand just how thankful I am to have you as my father. You’ve played out such a big parental role in our lives, taking the role of mother too, sometimes, and now it’s our turn to start taking care of you, okay? My siblings and I love you more than words can express. I’ll give you many big hugs today.
“Happy 59th birthday, farmer Fred!! When I get my license it’s my turn to drive you around na ”
During Pride month this year, Miel came out as a member of the LGBTQ community and received the full support from her family, especially her parents who have always been vocal of their unconditional love for their youngest daughter.
Miel is set to celebrate her 18th birthday in September. She recently uploaded her pre-debut photos with a pantone-inspired theme earlier this month.