Jolina Magdangal teaches son Pele how to be wise buyer

by FM Ganal
Sep 2, 2019
A shopping tip from Jolina Magdangal: the price tag is not the absolute determinant when gauging the quality of an item. "Yung ibang mahal na sapatos ang sakit sa paa," she says.
PHOTO/S: Noel Orsal

Jolina Magdangal and son Pele have a simple agreement whenever they shop.

When it's "Look Day," he can only look at the toys and not buy one.

But on "Buy Day," the four-year-old is a happy boy.

Jolina explains, "Tinuturo namin sa kanya na not every day na lababas tayo o not all the time na lalabas tayo, buying day."

And always, the celebrity mom says she and husband Mark Escueta keep their end of the bargain, "Talaga naman tinutupad namin. Tinutupad namin sa kanya yung buy day."

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) spoke to the ABS-CBN host-actress after her contract signing as endorser of UNO Factory Outlet.

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According to Jolina, the "Buy Day" is their way of gauging Pele's concept of money.

"Minsan bibigyan namin siya ng PHP200 or kung magkano lang. 'O, pagkasyahan mo diyan, Pele. Yung kasya lang diyan, Kung hindi na kasya diyan, hindi na natin mabibili.'

"Gagawin niya and, surprisingly, tanggap niya. So kahit ganoon kabata, puwedeng-puwede mo turuan."

Jolina and Mark also have a daughter named Vika.

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PEP.ph met Jolina on August 27 at a restaurant in Quezon City.

JOLINA: THE PRACTICAL MOM

Jolina credits her own family for teaching her how to be prudent with money.

"In fairness naman sa family ko, naturuan nila ako na kahit na, 'O sige, kumikita ka ng sarili mong pera, meron ka ng income na ganyan...' Hindi pagiging kuripot, e. Hindi, e.

"Pero praktikal ka talaga sa lahat ng mga bagay," the Magandang Buhay host says.

"Mula nung tinuro sa akin iyon ng parents ko nung bata ako hanggang sa nagkaroon ako ng sarili kong family, mas naramdaman ko bakit kailangan maging praktikal."

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Jolina makes it clear that "pagiging matipid" is different from "pagiging sulit na tao."

She continues, "Feeling ko sa ngayon, lalo na kapag may family ka, alam mo kung ano yung sulit, ano yung mura. Dapat alam mo yung difference nun.

"'Tapos natutunan ko mula nung nagka-family na ako, na lahat ng bagay, hindi minsan nadadaan na parang mura lang. Hindi basta mura.

"Kailangan praktikal, sulit siya, at saka quality siya. Lalo na para sa mga anak ko."

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A shopping tip from Jolina Magdangal: the price tag is not the absolute determinant when gauging the quality of an item. "Yung ibang mahal na sapatos ang sakit sa paa," she says.
PHOTO/S: Noel Orsal
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