The Happy Island family is once again complete...this time in the city!
Andi and her daughters Lilo Alipayo and Ellie Eigenmann were in Manila when the pandemic lockdown thwarted their planned return to Siargao, and to Philmar.
Now, Andi and Philmar plan to stay put in Manila until she gives birth to their new bundle of joy in 2021.
Why Philmar stayed behind in Siargao
Since the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) took effect in March until June, Ellie couldn't fly to Siargao.
In June 2020, the month Andi celebrated her 30th birthday, she and daughter Lilo finally made the trip from Siargao to Manila to be with Ellie.
Philmar stayed behind as he was overseeing the construction of their new home.
Andi explained in her vlog posted November 19, 2020: "Of course, we belong on the island.
"That's where we moved, so we wanted to keep our hopes up and find a way to head back.
"But due to everything happening around us, of course hindi iyon nangyari.
"That's why we wanted for Papa to finish working on our home for us in Siargao.
"This is our home that will eventually be opened to others."
Philmar wanted to finish the contruction of the house by the time Andy and their brood can all go back to Siargao and live there.
Andi, "super proud" of her partner extolled his achievement in her vlog. She was initially supposed to oversee the project.
"I'm super proud of Papa because hindi niya lahat kaya gawin iyon. As in sabi niya, 'Wala ako alam with the house and all.' Pero wala, pandemic!
"With everything that's happened, hindi natin mapipigilan. Wala ako doon. I had to be with Ellie.
"Si Papa iyong gumawa nung lahat kahit na sinabi niya hindi pa niya alam, now he knows! So I'm so proud!"
Meanwhile, Philmar boasted being equally proud of Andi for learning how to manage a household.
Andi revealed, "Nung sa isla kasi, si Philmar nag-impluwensya sa akin. Natututo ako maglinis and all. Lagi naman namin sinasabi iyon.
"Pero dahil wala siya, siyempre na-force talaga ako na gawin iyon lahat, na maging efficient."
But now that Philmar is in Manila, Andi has help around the house.
She also gets to spend one-on-one bonding moments with Ellie.
Ellie is Andi's daughter with ex-boyfriend Jake Ejercito. She is turning nine this month.
Lilo is Andi's daughter with Philmar. They are expecting their second child together.