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Donny Pangilinan reminds youth: Put down phones when spending time with grandparents

/ 01:06 PM August 27, 2018

Image: Instagram/@donny

For actor and singer Donny Pangilinan, there should be nothing more important than spending time with one’s grandparents — and yes, that includes getting off one’s phone.

“Sat beside the table of a lola who took her three apos (grandchildren) out to eat,” wrote Pangilinan in a Twitter post last Saturday, Aug. 25. He recounted how the three grandchildren were so busy with their phones that no one among them bothered to talk to their grandmother.

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“When you have the privilege of spending time with your lolas and lolos, please get off your phones,” he reminded his fellow young people. You’ll never know how long they’ll be around [pensive face emoji].”

Netizens were quick to react to his post, agreeing with what he said. Some netizens shared how they spend their time with their grandparents.

“Agree! I have a 100-year-old lola and I always make sure na tuwing uuwi ako from school dadaan muna ko sa kanya para kamustahin sya,” said netizen Justine Tolentino (@chrislina19). “Ang sarap kayang makinig sa mga kwento ng matatanda.

(Agree! I have a 100-year-old lola and I always make sure that every time I go home from school, I drop by her house to check how she is. It feels so good to listen to the stories of the elderly.)

Another Twitter user shared photos of her daughter bonding with her grandmother: “So true kaya yung baby ko pag dadalaw kami sa lola lagi nya pinaparamdam kong gaano nya ka love lola nya and makikita mo sobrang saya ng matanda.”

(So true, that’s why whenever my baby and I visit her grandmother, she makes sure to let her grandmother feel her love, and you can see how happy her grandmother is.)

Other netizens reminisced about their grandparents who passed away.

Meanwhile, some expressed their regrets about not spending time with their grandparents.

Replying to a fan who said that the three grandchildren Pangilinan talked about had it good because they still have their grandmother with them, Pangilinan said, “So sad I wanted to just hug her for them.” JB

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