Celebrity mom and vlogger Rica Peralejo recalled that time when her own mother tagged her along during the EDSA People Power revolution in 1986. It’s something that she thinks affects how she is as a mom now, that is, aware of her civic duties.
Peralejo recounted the experience in an Instagram post yesterday, Feb. 26, where she posted a photo of herself and her son.
“Reunited. Nakakatawa kasi sabi ko papakita ko sa kanya yung boat na sinakyan ko tapos sabi nya (It’s funny because I told him I will show him the boat I rode, and he said) ‘But first, Mama, don’t ride the boat! I don’t want the boat!,’” she said.
Apparently, they were reunited after she came back from participating in a campaign rally for presidential aspirant Vice President Leni Robredo and her running mate, former senator Kiko Pangilinan, as seen in her recent Instagram posts.
Peralejo shared how a certain “Ma’am” was worried when she left her children so she can attend the rally. Peralejo answered by saying, “Ma’am maliit na bagay po kumpara sa nagawa niyo po.” (Ma’am, it’s a small thing, compared to what you have already done.”
Actually, the actress said she wanted to bring along her children to the rally, but she could not due to travel restrictions.
“At gusto ko din na tumatak sa kanila ito, na may araw na umalis ang nanay nila (And I also want this to leave a mark on them, that there was one day when their mother had to leave) to fully exercise her civic duties. Because how else can I raise a generation which cares for its nation unless I first show it to them hindi ba (right)?” she asked.
She recalled that her photo was like that of her pictures during the EDSA People Power revolution.
“Katumbas lang yan nung pictures ko sa Edsa Rev:People Power, at yung forever kwento ng nanay ko na bitbit nya ko habang namimigay ng sandwiches sa mga madre,” she said. (It was like my pictures at the EDSA Revolution, People Power, and my mom’s never ending story of how she tagged me along while she was giving away sandwiches to the nuns.)
Peralejo then thanked her mom for her actions and concern for the country.
“Salamat @mommy_lols sa pagiging involved mo sa usapang bayan. Madalas ka man mahigh blood about it, haha, worth it naman napasa mo yung ipaglaban spirit sakin hahahaha,” she said. (Thank you mommy for your involvement in issues that concern the nation. You might always be suffering from hypertension about it, but it’s worth it because you passed on your fighting spirit to me.) JB