Candy Pangilinan ponders on her parents' guidance

Candy Pangilinan ponders on her parents’ guidance when she was young

/ 01:36 PM April 11, 2024

Candy Pangilinan ponders on her parents' guidance when she was young | Image: Facebook/Candy Pangilinan

Candy Pangilinan with her family | Image: Facebook/Candy Pangilinan

Actress-comedian Candy Pangilinan reflected on the importance of listening to one’s parents when you’re younger, now that she is a mother and understands better the relationship between a parent and a child.

In the press conference for Viva’s newest film, “Sunny,” Pangilinan admitted that she was a hard-headed teen back then and is now realizing that she should have obeyed the guidance of her mother and father.


“Kasi noong bata ako parang naiisip ko na, ‘Ano ba ‘yan, parang hindi talaga kami nagkakaintindihan ng mga magulang ko,’” she explained. “Ngayon na magulang na ako, siguro sinasabi sa’kin din ni Quentin, ‘Hindi kami nagkaka-intindihan ng nanay ko.’”


(When I was a child, I used to think, ‘Why is that my parents and I don’t really understand each other,’ Now that I’m a parent, maybe Quentin is also telling me, ‘My mother and I don’t understand each other.)

The “Road Trip” actress shared that she has no childhood trauma and reiterated that her only advice to her younger self was that she should have listened better to her parents.

“Naenjoy ko naman po talaga ‘yung kabataan ko baka nga ho sumobra. Siguro dapat talaga sumunod ako sa magulang ko,” she continued. (I really enjoyed my youth, maybe to an exaggerated amount. But maybe I should really obey my parents more.)

Pangilinan also recalled the simplicity of life back then, which she said that doing the film reminded her of. 

“Napa-throwback talaga ako kasi na-realize ko na life was simpler then. Mas simple ang problema, mas simple ang—‘yung baon lang ang pinoproblema mo, kung paano mo titipirin para maka-gimik ka, ‘yung mga ganoon,” she said.


“Sunny” is a Philippine adaptation of the 2011 Korean movie of the same name. It tells the story of a middle-aged woman who wants to reunite with her high school friends before she dies.

The film also features Angelu de Leon, Tanya Garcia, Sunshine Dizon, Vina Morales, Ana Roces, Heaven Peralejo, Bea Binene, Abby Bautista, Aubrey Caraan Ashtine Olviga, Ashley Diaz, Heart Ryan, Xia Vigor, and Marco Gallo.

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