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Saab Magalona Shares the Best Piece of Advice Francis Magalona Gave Her

'My memories with him are of him just making us laugh a lot.'

We all know Francis Magalona as one of the most celebrated and influential music artists in the Philippines. But, we only saw his softer side as a family man in select times. It seems, however, his parenting methods were just as fun as he was.

During a wide-ranging chat with the Summit Media's editors, Saab Magalona revealed that most of her fond memories with her dad were all fun and candid moments. The musician and content creator also shared the best piece of advice that he taught her, and it applies to pretty much everything in life, parenting included.

"[The best lesson I learned from him was] to keep creating fun memories, because my dad, he really wasn't a disciplinarian," Magalona shared. "My memories with him are of him just making us laugh a lot and I want to have that with my kids and I want them to remember me as a fun mom. 'I want to be with mom and I miss mom.' I want to have that, so yeah, just make your kids laugh."

In 2017, Magalona and her husband Jim Bacarro announced that they were expecting twins. She had a miscarriage that led to the loss of her daughter Luna, while her son Pancho stayed in the NICU and ultimately survived. In 2019, she gave birth to another son named Vito Tomas.

These words of wisdom are a sweet way to remember Francis Magalona. In 2009, the rapper and songwriter passed away several months after being diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia.


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