Jasmine Curtis-Smith is glad that her mom, Carmencita Ojales, has already recovered from a minor surgery.
Last March, the 25-year-old Kapuso actress flew to Melbourne, Australia to help her brother, Thomas James Curtis-Smith, take care of their mom who had to stay at the hospital for a few days after her surgery.
The Sahaya actress, however, didn't mention what kind of surgery her mom went through.
Jasmine's sister, Anne Curtis, also surprised their mom with a visit after finishing her work in Canada.
"My mom is better now, thank you for asking," she told PEP.ph in an interview at the launch of Oppo's pop-up store in Bonifacio High Street on April 26, Friday.
She continued, "She's done healing.
"She had a surgery and it was more of like ano lang, parang she just needed someone to take care of her.
"Wala namang anything too serious or fatal."
Jasmine and her siblings, Anne and Thomas, grew up as loving children to their parents.
According to Jasmine, one of the values her mom instilled in her and her siblings is that they should "always find a way to help your family even when it hurts."
She explained, "You can't choose your family but when the time comes that you need them and they need you, you should never say no."
Jasmine's mom also flew to Manila early last April so that her daughters can take turns in taking care of her.
But she had to fly back to Melbourne before Mother's Day.
Jasmine admits that long-distance relationships—even with parents—are hard to keep up, especially during these crucial circumstances.
But the Kapuso star makes extra effort to surprise her mom every time they have a special occasion.
Jasmine said, "Since she lives abroad, what we do usually is nagpapadala kami ng gifts, the usual flowers and chocolates.
"Pero kapag may mahahanap kaming unique, tina-try namin yun or bisitahin siya.
"Hirap e, kasi sobrang layo ni Mama. We'd like to take her out on a date or spend time with her."