Sharon Cuneta Has The Sweetest Birthday Message For Frankie Pangilinan

The actress-singer recalls her difficult pregnancy and Frankie's sweet disposition as a baby.
PHOTO: (LEFT) INSTAGRAM/FRANKIEPANGILINAN, (RIGHT) INSTAGRAM/REALLYSHARONCUNETA

In a lengthy Instagram post, Sharon Cuneta reminisced about Frankie Pangilinan’s childhood on her second daughter’s 19th birthday yesterday, December 16.

The veteran actress-singer recalled that it was a difficult pregnancy with her daughter with Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan. Sharon “lost two babies in a span of only five months” between her “Kakie” and her eldest, KC Concepcion, “so I can’t say I wasn’t nervous about the possibility of losing Kakie every single day until she came out.”

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Sharon recalled getting injections twice every day and keeping activities at a minimum to have a safe pregnancy. “When I delivered her, again, my life changed. Kakie was the happiest, easiest-to-handle baby. Just like KC. Parang walang bata sa bahay except for the joy she brought us and the lingering smell of baby powder and milk all over our home—because she rarely cried! We’d give her a bottle and she’d put herself to sleep, playing with her feet in her crib with gentle lullabies playing in the background.”

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“Kakie was like a little ‘manang’ when she was small. Already advanced and super smart for her age, she would talk and ask questions constantly, often break into song, and just bring us never-ending happiness. This girl knew nothing but love, which she received and gave back to anyone and everyone.”

Since Frankie is currently studying in New York, it was her first birthday without her family. Sharon said Frankie is “moving her birthday this year to the 19th because by then she’ll be home with us for Christmas break and wants to ‘turn 19’ with all of us around her.”

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Sharon is super proud of Frankie, who “goes out of her way to help at orphanages,” “does good things for her Dad and me without having to let anyone know,” and has a great relationship with her siblings.

“I cannot wait to hold you tight and pepper you with kisses again! And yes, you get to sleep ‘in the middle’ with Mama and Dad. I love you with all my heart. Thank you for being a dream of a daughter to me. I am a better woman, mom, and human being because of you.”

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Frankie recently stood up for her family when Pres. Rodrigo Duterte said Sharon has been asking Kiko to move out. The president said, “Totoo. Tanungin mo. At kung sabihin mong nagsisinungaling ako, I will resign.”

Frankie tweeted, “Like, imagine being more concerned with ‘ruining’ a perfectly happy family instead of... being... a good leader… OMG, when he resigns, [you’re] welcome.” She added, “In conclusion, it’s 4:50 a.m. here in New York City. I’m exhausted and have plenty of homework. But if you come for my family, I’ll come for [you].”

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Sharon said in a Facebook post that she did not know where the president’s statement came from. “If my husband and I separate, you’ll hear it from me! I don’t think anyone expects an announcement of this sort from the president of their country! Tatay likes to joke sometimes, as you all know because Kiko’s in the opposition. He has joked a few times about Kiko and me in the past!”

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