Providing for her children—Andi Eigenmann and Gwen Garimond Ilagan Guck—is Jaclyn Jose's badge of honor.
In her Instagram post dated February 23, the multi-awarded actress remembered her struggles as a single mom who was trying to make ends meet.
She wrote: "...I am a single mom of 2, I worked so hard to make them feel that everything was okay.
"Napuputulan ng ilaw o di makabayad rental, but that doesn't mean na ipapasa ko problema ko sa mga anak ko...
"I haven't gotten a single centavo sa mga anak ko."
Jaclyn believes in the "no controlling" parenting style, and gave her kids the freedom to make their own choices and be responsible for them.
Continuing with her post, she said: "Kakayanin ko lahat para sa mga anak ko. I did all my best to raise them.
"Happy lang...no controlling para pag time naman nila, gawin nila naman para sa mga anak nila...
"Let them. At the end, they will [be] more responsible...us parents must understand our children. let them leave, madadapa iyan pero babangon kung hahayaan natin sila."
With her post coming on the heels of the controversial secret wedding of Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli, the 55-year-old star made clear: "Di ako nakikisawsaw sa issue, just giving my point."
She also left this reminder for all parents: "Wag i-obligate your children to pay your dreams, they have their own too."