Aga Muhlach was 17 years old when he became a father to Luigi, his son with actress Janice de Belen.
The Seven Sundays actor recounted on ABS-CBN morning program Magandang Buhay what it was like to to become a first-time dad.
He began, “Gusto ko lang iklaro sa lahat na akala nila aksidente. Hindi po aksidente yun.
“Si Luigi was not and never an accident.
“Janice and I, at that time, planned it really.”
The former matinee idol acknowledged they were both young, but believed back then that they were ready for the responsibility of parenthood.
“That was hard before.
“We thought we were right, parang akala namin kaya namin.
“Mali lang yung edad namin, but [Luigi] was never an accident.”
In fact, in Janice's interview with Bottomline, she revealed that Aga asked her to marry him.
But they eventually went their separate ways, making the set-up for Luigi a bit difficult.
The actor related, “In his teenage life, he went through a lot of crazy stuff… He grew up sa 'not perfect' environment.
"But what he has now is perfect."
Luigi, 30, is happily married to Patricia Petil.
Aga continued, “He’s got his wife with him, he’s got his three children with him.
“He’s not making a lot of money, he’s struggling, but he’s there.
“His kids are protected. His kids go to school.
“They eat. They are able to pay rent. They are able to pay electricity.
“Tawid-tawid lang sila…”
As a father, Aga couldn’t be prouder of what Luigi has achieved despite the circumstances.
“What makes me happy and proud is the way Luigi is as a father and as a husband.
“I always tell him, ‘You know, just hang in there because God will continue to bless you…' It will not stop as long as God sees your heart that you really want what’s good for your children and for your wife.
“It’s going to happen. It will happen. We got to believe that. All of us.
“No one can ever put you down.
"As long as you protect your family, the world cannot damage you.”
Luigi's three children are Alejandro, 7, Adrianna, 6, and Anya, 10 months old.
He works as a chef.