This is going to be the first Christmas for Aga Muhlach and his siblings without their mom, Anita Aquino.
He said, "It's the first death in our family. Of course, we really miss our mom, that's for sure. So this is gonna be the first Christmas that we're not gonna be with her. We'll just take it as it comes, we don't know."
It might have affected the actor so much that it took a while before he went out in public. However, Aga told the press that their family is moving on slowly with their lives.
"Everything's okay naman. Everything will be okay. More than anything, masaya siya sigurado sa kinaroroonan niya ngayon. Tayo, nandito pa rin tayo sa mundong ito na may nanggugulo pa rin," said Aga.
After their loss, Aga is certain that this year's Christmas will be different. But their family does not want to dwell on the sadness that was brought by the situation. In fact, the actor sees the death of his mom in a different way.
"I think my mom's mission is tapos na. Kumbaga nakita na niya ang mga anak niya may kanya-kanyang pamilya na, may mga anak na, so puwede na siyang mamahinga," reiterated Aga.
He added, "It's nice naman siguro in a way at ayaw naman ng nanay ko na maging malungkot kaming lahat. And what more can I ask for? I have my wife who's always there and my kids and my sister, who just gave birth the week that my mom passed away, and my brothers. We're still together, all of us, plus my dad."
And how are they going to spend Christmas this year?
"It's like any other Christmas, you know, hear a mass, stay home with the kids, and serve ng pagkain—simpleng pagkain lang, lutong bahay—ganun lang," answered Aga.
Meanwhile, the That's My Doc actor said that aside from celebrating Christmas with the family, Aga will also let his kids, Atasha and Andres, take part in giving away the toys that were collected by his "Ma-Aga ang Pasko" project.
"Two ko na silang kasama kapag binibigay na namin, dino-donate na namin lahat ng toys," said Aga. He also said that unlike the other kids who are attached to their toys, his twins are willing to give or share their toys to the less fortunate children.
Aga proudly said, "My kids are not spoiled. Mahilig sila sa laruan pero hindi sila punung-puno ng laruan. Tapos, alam nila itong ginagawa ko. The first time we tried it with them, they felt good in giving."