Maria Jolina Perez Magdangal-Escueta is a 40-year-old Filipino singer, actress, television presenter, and entrepreneur. She is referred to in the country as a popular pop icon and is often regarded as one of the most successful multi-media artists in the Philippine entertainment industry.

It was in November 2011, when she married Mark Escueta, the Rivermaya’s drummer on a double-wedding ceremony, first on 19 November at a church wedding and the second is on 21 November in a garden wedding. They are blessed to have two children, Pele Iñigo who was born on the 18th of February 2014, and Vika Anaya, born on May 28, 2018.

The “Magandang Buhay” host revealed that she was very dedicated to spending quality time with her children. It has been the best parenting lesson she is still practicing even until today. She also revealed that when it comes to her parenting style, she is the most authoritative. According to her, “Time” has been one of the best things she can give her children and it is also one of the best advises she give to other parents like her.


She went to share that when her son Pele was still in Kinder 1, the school’s founder said that the spelling of parent’s love for their children is L-O-V-E. Aside from spending quality time with her children, she also learned that it was very important to have proper communication with your kid to build a strong relationship with them. She also loves to support her son Pele in whatever things he wants and he wanted to pursue. She advised other parents to stop comparing their kids with other children as they always have different talents, skills, and time to shine.

True enough that it will never be easy to be a parent and to raise children but things will always be lighter when you are with your beloved wife or husband and you are supporting each other as much as you support and love your kids.