The proud mom wrote, "She’s all that [fire emoji] @erikarae.p
"My eldest daughter has been camera shy for years but it’s finally sinking in that it’s ok to show what she’s got. [collision emoji]."
Mark Nicdao handled the photo shoot.
To the fans who asked: "Is she joining showbiz?"
Ina answered this question in a previous interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal).
She said, "Meron, e. Meron...Oh, yeah, she sings actually."
Will she let Erika become the next Sabado Nights girl?
In 1995, Ina earned such moniker following the popularity of her television commercial for a liquor brand.
The mom of five replied, "May pangarap nga ako na nakini-kinita ko na when she’s at the right age, parang yung 'Sabado Nights' commercial ko, it’s so nice to pass it on to her.
"Na parang nasa bar kami 'tapos siya yung papasok, 'tapos magmi-meet kami as mom and daughter, may date kami.
"Ayaw kong mag-preempt, pero I’m such a daydreamer. So, that’s one of my daydreams na sa kanya malilipat yung title."
How about Ina's "Miss Universe" dream?
At present, joining a beauty pageant is the farthest thing from her mind.
Ina related, "Sabi ko nga, 'Erika ipagpatuloy mo yung 'Miss Universe.'
"Sabi niya, 'You are so obsessed.' Sobra raw ang obsession ko sa beauty pageants.
"Sabi ko, 'Why not?' One of my daughters to be ano [beauty queen], why not?
"She’s 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall. Pero ayaw raw niya yun."
For now, the 17-year-old teen's priority is her studies.