Sunshine Cruz considers herself a lucky mom for having daughters who are loving and responsible.
All three of them—Angelina, 15, Samantha, 12, and Cheska, 11—are honor students in De La Salle Santiago Zobel.
Her secret: she treats them like barkada.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during her photo shoot with Ever Bilena last January 12, 2017, the celebrity mom said, "I know my kids, I have confidence in them.
"And talaga namang masisipag na mga bata 'tsaka masunurin.
"I know that they’ll grow up to be good people naman because I always talk to them, parang barkada.
"We’re like barkadas, and I think it's working naman."
Given that her kids are all pretty, not to mention talented, it won't come as a shock if they join showbiz.
Sunshine's eldest already graced a magazine cover, signed under Universal Records, and is being managed by Arnold Vegafria.
The celebrity mom told PEP, "Hindi naman maiiwasan talaga na kahit hindi pa siya active gaano sa showbiz, dami na ring followers sa Instagram, and I’m proud to say na may talento naman talaga 'tong mga bata.
"Nagkataon lang na si Angelina, nandoon na sa stage na, 15, 15 years old na, e.
"Iyan na yung time na medyo napapansin na ng mga producers or ng mga managers iyan.
"I spoke to her several times and nagkaroon kami ng deal."
The 37-year-old actress revealed that she and her daughter signed a written agreement, specifically, "a mother-daughter agreement."
She added, "May pirmahan pa kami."
What were the terms of their agreement?
"'Angelina, kapag ang pag-aaral mo,' kasi honor student iyan sa La Salle e she’s doing good in school, na sabi ko kapag naapektuhan ang pag-aaral mo, e, kakausapin ko si Arnold and sasabihin ko na itigil na iyan.
"So sabi ko, 'Sulat mo, meron tayong kontrata dapat.'
"So sinulat niya, ‘I, Angelina Isabelle Cruz Montano, promise that my school will be my first priority and will always practice blah blah, yung mga gano'n."
Sunshine quipped, "Sabi ko, 'Ipapa-frame ko iyan Angelina.' Sabi ko, 'May pirma iyan.'"
SINGLE MOM. Though it's no easy being a single mom, Sunshine sees her girls as her best treasures.
"Sabi nga nila di ba ang mga single moms daw, iyan ang isa sa mga priorities daw ni God.
"Of course lahat tayo prayoridad pero may special place daw sa heart ni God lagi ang mga single moms.
"Siguro nakikita naman ng ating Panginoon yung effort at yung ginagawa ko para mapabuti especially yung buhay ng aking tatlong mga anak.
"Sabi ko nga, kayamanan ko iyan e. Kayamanan ko sila."