Jose Manalo proud of his children's achievements

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Jose Manalo's children: (L-R) Ai, Benj, Myki, and Nicco. Their youngest sister Colyn was "natutulog" when this photo was taken in 2013.


Jose Manalo is cautious each time he talks about his family. 

The 51-year-old comedian-TV host has been separated from his wife Anna Lyn Manalo, with whom his children are staying.

“Ayoko pa, kasi hindi pa masyado maayos lahat," Jose began.

“Gusto ko, kapag nagsalita, malinis na malinis na.

“Kasi sabi nga, ang libro, kapag inumpisahan mo sa first page, malinis na malinis na ‘yan.

“Maganda naman ang takbo nila, maganda ang takbo ko."

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The important thing is, he has been in touch with his kids.

“Yung komunikasyon namin ng mga bata, okey naman. So hindi para natin bulabugin, pero God’s will, magiging maayos na rin lahat.”

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) talked to Jose at the presscon of his movie Trip Ubusan: The Lolas vs. Zombies, held at Matrix Creation Events Center, Quezon City, on Wednesday, November 15.

JOSE’S CHILDREN. Jose is proud of his children, including his daughter Myki, who is now a doctor after passing the licensure exam. 

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“Siyempre, para makapagpatapos ka ng isang bata, kahit hindi nila ako kasama, pero ipinakita nila na yung taong nagpapaaral sa amin, bibigyan namin ng karangalan. Nakakatuwa yun.”

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Jose said he has talked to Myki. 

“Oo, nagkausap na kami. Siya raw ang gagamot sa akin. Gagamutin niya raw ako.”

Myki finished her BS Psychology course at De La Salle University Manila in 2012, and completed Doctor of Medicine at the Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation (FEU-NRMF) Institute of Medicine.

“Siguro gagamutin niya ang utak ko,” Jose joked.

Jose is also happy with his two sons—Nicco and Benj—who have followed in his footsteps and are also in showbiz.

“Okey sila, natutuwa ako.

“Sabi ko nga, noong nag-i-start sila, noong nag-aaral pa lang, sabi ko nga, ‘Kung gusto niyong mag-artista, hindi ko kayo tutulungan. Gumawa kayo…

“Siguro dahil doon ako nanggaling, hindi ako bigla na lang nandito," Jose explained.

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“At saka, ayokong malalaman na lang na, ‘Uy, anak pala ni Jose.’

“Ayokong kukunin ang anak ko kasi anak ko.

“So sabi ko, ‘Gumawa kayo ng pangalan kung gusto niyo.’

“Pero siyempre, sa maayos na paraan, at ako ang unang-unang matutuwa para sa kanila.

"At ipinapakita naman nila ngayon.

“Masaya ako sa mga nangyayari sa buhay nila ngayon.”

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Despite their family set-up, Jose gets to see his children from time to time.

“Oo, masaya sila para sa akin, sobra,” he replied.

“Kapag nagkikita-kita kami, kahit saglit lang, masaya. 

“Iba yung parang konti ang pinagkuwentuhan, pero ang dami-dami na.

“Puro good, puro paalala bilang isang magulang. 

“Yun lang ang ibinibigay ko sa kanila.”


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Jose Manalo's daughter Myki is now a licensed doctor
Jose Manalo's daughter Myki is now a licensed doctor

CHRISTMAS IS HERE. It will be Christmas in a month.

Is Jose thinking of being with his children on Christmas Day?

The comedian-TV host answered, “Ay, hindi ko pa masabi na magkikita-kita kami this Christmas.

“Siguro before or after ng Christmas, yun ang magkikita-kita kami.

“Kasi, may kanya-kanya rin silang lakad. Alam mo naman ang mga kabataan ngayon.

“So, hindi natin masasabi na magkikita-kita kami this Christmas.”

Jose has been separated from his family since 2012.


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