Judy Ann Santos on parenting, nutrition and the sweet life
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18 Mar 2011 | 08:45 AM
Get to know her showbiz comeback plans and how Lactum’s promise of 100% nourishment keeps her panatag.
She’s taken on some of the most iconic roles on Philippine TV, but now she’s taking on one of the toughest roles to play in real life – motherhood.
Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo, the newest “Panatag Mom” to join the growing family of Lactum moms recently shared to STIR.PH her experiences as a mother and wife, her showbiz comeback and her latest project – as an endorser of the milk brand, Lactum, together with her 6-year old child, Yohan.
On her video shoot with Yohan
Coming back from a brief break from acting, Judy Ann returns to face the public eye as a “Panatag Mom.” Juday, as her fans fondly call her, shares how her daughter Yohan enjoyed their video shoot for the commercial.
“May pagpapatulo ng luhang naganap nung unang araw ng [shooting].”
“Pero later on, iniiwan na ako sa dressing room. Naging little playground niya na ang set, naging friend niya na yung director.”
Yohan even wanted to stay after the shoot was done.
“Ayaw pa nga umuwi,” Judy Ann shared. “Anak, nakaabot na sa quota, uwian na,” she told Yohan.
And Yohan was so excited about the final comercial.
“Ginising niya ako [nung unang makita niya yung commercial], inabangan niya lagi yung commercial niya.”
“Mommy I’m gonna be famous now,” Yohan said after seeing the Lactum commercial.
“No, study first,” Mommy Juday responded to her.
“Enjoy na enjoy niya yung [shoot ng commercial], ano na kaya ang tutuluyan nito?”
When asked whether she’d support Yohan if she wanted to enter showbiz, Juday responds, “Sa pag-arte, siguro pagiisipan muna. Pero sa commercials, as long as gusto niya, at ginagamit niya talaga yung produkto, okay lang."
Just like any mom, Juday finds it hard to make sure that Yohan has a proper diet, her child keeps asking for cheesedog and French fries.
“Kung puro cheesedog na lang,” she complains, “walang mangyayari sa nutrisyon niya.”
“Mga bata mahirap talaga pakainin, lalo na kapag may sarili na silang isip.”
“10 AM magsisimula na kaming maglunch, tapos papasok na si Ryan sa ‘Eat Bulaga’, tapos kahit nandun na siya, hindi pa rin kami tapos.”
Good thing Juday is a chef and so she comes up with funny tricks to make Yohan eat healthy food.
“Sabi sa food pyramid, mahalaga ang vegetables, so I try to sneak vegetables into her meals. For example, gagawa ako ng spinach soup, but I tell her it’s ‘Shrek soup’ para kainin niya.”
Add to that Yohan’s fondness to drinking milk.
“She likes drinking milk so 100% nourished siya… so if she likes to eat French Fries, go ahead darling!"
“Kaya gusto ni Yohan ang Lactum kasi masarap at dahil yan sa sugar content. Nasa tamang balanse naman. Tamang tama lang.”
“Sugar is part of the food pyramid; and like everything in the food pyramid, it’s good for the body when taken in proper amounts,” she adds. She also stresses that sugar contributes to the taste of milk, moms don’t have to compromise taste because they want complete nutrition for their kids.
On Ryan’s sweet gesture
Ryan Agoncillo, Juday’s husband recently surprised her with what she said as “pinakasweet na nangyari sa akin.”
They were only supposed to watch a movie and eat lunch at Resorts World, but when they were there already, Ryan told her, “You get that envelope, go check it out.”
“Nakita ko nandun yung passport namin, tapos Shanghai itinerary, tapos e-ticket,” she shared.
“Rumoll-call tuloy ako: paano ang mga bata, etc.”
Thankfully they pushed through. “After giving birth, importante rin na may alone time kayong [mag-asawa].”
“Ang nadala ko lang ay sarili ko at lip balm.”
“Nung time na yun, sobrang pinamper niya ako.”
On her plans for 2011
It looks like the upcoming year will spell a comeback for one of the Philippines’ biggest stars.
“I might do one movie, aaralin muna kung ano ang dapat gawin. Gusto ko dikalibre naman yung gagawin ko.”
“Nakapila rin yung Junior Masterchef Philippines. March 26 hanggang June yan.”
“Binibigyan ko rin ng atensyon yung fats ko lately – gusto ko pagbalik ko nasa tamang katawan ako. Parang challenge na rin sa akin, para confident ako sa trabaho.”