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Marian Rivera says her baby Zia is aware of her advocacies

/ 05:51 PM August 10, 2018

Image: Instagram/@marianrivera

Even though she is already the Kapuso Primetime Queen, Marian Rivera makes sure she devotes her time to one thing she is passionate about–her advocacies.

And being a mother herself, Rivera said that her 3-year-old Zia is aware that giving back is a good thing. She told this during international charity Smile Train’s early birthday celebration for her.

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Rivera, who is the charity’s ambassadress in the Philippines, said that Zia knows she will be visiting the charity today. “So bata pa lang, gusto ko siyang namumulat na siya sa mga nakikita niya,” she said. “Kasi ang mga bata, very transparent ‘yan. Kung ano nakikita niya, sasabihin niya, ‘Mama bakit ganito, bakit ganyan?'”

(Even though she’s still young, I want her to be aware of what’s happening around her.) (Because kids are very transparent. What they’ll see, they’ll ask, “Mama why is this happening and why is that so?”)

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So dapat, sa ganon palang age, may awareness na sila sa mga na bakit nagkakaganoon ang isang bata?” Rivera said about exposing kids to awarenesses at a young age. “Bakit ganyan ang treatment, kailangan ganito ang gagawin mo. So dapat aware sila.”

(So in this age, they should have awareness on why this is happening to a child.) (Why is this the treatment? You should do this, so they need to be aware.)

And since she is turning 34, is there something that she still wishes for? Rivera first told reporters: “Kapag nagbi-birthday ka, ay hindi nauubusan ng isang tao ng mga pangarap na gusto mangyari sa buhay nila. Habang tumatanda ka, dumadagdag ang mga wishes mo...”

Marian Rivera donating P500,000 to the Smile Train charity from the sales of her t-shirts. Image: INQUIRER.net/Katrina Hallare

(When you celebrate your birthday, you don’t run out of dreams in your life. When you get older,  you will add something on your wish list.)

So ang wish ko? Ang sarap eh, ang daming pwedeng i-wish. Siguro happiness and kapayapaan [na lang] sa bawat puso ng isa. Kasi parang ang sarap mabuhay ng walang bitterness.”

(So what’s my wish? It’s a sweet feeling, there are so many that I want to wish, so maybe just happiness and inner peace. It feels good to live without bitterness.)

The Kapuso actress donated P500,000 to the charity, which focuses to cure children with cleft palates, from t-shirt sales for Smile Train. The donation will help 40 children receive cleft surgery to improve their lives.  /ra

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