Melai Francisco lauds husband Jason for being a great dad

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Magandang Buhay host Melai Francisco is proud to have husband Jason Francisco as a loving and dedicated father to their children Stela and Mela.


Melai Francisco only has good words to describe her husband, Jason Francisco, as a father to their two kids, Mela and Stela.

In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Melai shared some of her observations about Jason when it comes to taking care of their children.

The Magandang Buhay host said, "Very strict, wala yun talaga. Sobrang strict, sobrang over-protective siya sa mga anak niya.

"Very dedicated siya sa mga anak niya."

PEP.ph caught up with Melai at Nestogrow's Grow Happy event on Saturday, September 1, at Acacia Hotel in Muntinlupa City.

Melai jokingly said that even she gets to experience Jason's strict side as a dad every time she brings any of their kids out without him.

The former Pinoy Big Brother housemate told PEP.ph in jest, "Kapag dala ko ang mga anak ko, pag uwi ko, pagalitan ako ni boss. Charing lang!"

She continued, "Every now and then, kagaya ngayon, nagte-text, ‘O, ang anak mo, ha, ang pawis sa likod, ha?’

"Kasi wag lang talaga mapawisan, dito lang daw sa side, kasi nandun daw yung lungs.

"Bahala na daw na dito [sa tagiliran] mapawisan, pero pag sa [likod] punasan daw agad.

"Basta ang dami niyang mga habilin, pag dala ko yung anak ko."

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One proud thing she recalled about Jason was how he was able to teach Mela to limit her screen time.

Melai explained, "Nagagalingan talaga ako sa kanya, kasi bakit?

"Meron siyang pa-timer, marami siyang mga paraphernalia, kumbaga parang ganun.

"Kunyare, ‘Magwa-watch ka sa iPad Mela, you have a timer.’

"May timer siya diyan, five minutes ita-timer niya.

"Pag-[alarm], kahit wala siya diyan, alam ni Mela, automatic ilalagay [ibabalik].

"So alam na yun ni Mela, kahit wala ang Papa niya, five minutes na walang nagre-remind, alam na niya na yung ang rule ng papa niya five minutes lang yung iPad.

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"So sinusunod niya."

Melai noted that setting house rules is important even at their kids' precocious age.

The couple's first daughter is now four years old, while Stela just turned one.

"In fairness, magaling siya sa ganun, magaling si Jason sa ganun.

"Kasi ang bata kasi pag hindi mo bibigyan ng ganun, hindi yung susunod.

"Kung wala ka, ano na lang? Hindi naman yan susunod sa ibang tao e, sa inyo lang magulang," she reasoned out.

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When asked if Melai thinks her daughter would be interested in joining showbiz soon, the TV host is proud that her daughter is starting to discover her talents.

"Nakikita ko kasi sumasayaw siya ng kanya e, ‘tapos may pakembot-kembot pa siyang nalalaman.

"‘Tapos, yung steps niya na ginagaya sa YouTube, talagang sa kanya lang.

"Hindi ko alam gayahin yun pero siya nagagaya niya so nakikitaan ko," she proudly said.

However, Melai said Jason prefers their children to live a normal childhood away from the limelight.

Echoing her hubby's wishes, she said, "Gusto ng Papa niya na mag-school siya ng normal school.

"Yung gusto niya na parang normal childhood ang kanyang tatahakin."


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Nikko Tuazon is a lifestyle writer with a strong interest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, and music. Connect with him on Instagram at @mrnikkotuazon.


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