Last week, TV host and actress Mariel Rodriguez flew to the United States to give birth to her second child with Robin Padilla. She was accompanied by her two-year-old daughter, Isabella.
Robin stayed behind and just sent off his wife and daughter who are both American citizens.
“Here we are embarking on another journey…. making sacrifices and doing what’s best for our children. Thank you for our trip babe @robinhoodpadilla we miss you already!!! When we see you next time, we will be with Gabriela,” Mariel said in the caption of her Instagram photo.
In an exclusive interview with Manila Standard, the TV host shared that she will be giving birth in November and compared to her first pregnancy, she’s having some easier experience as she was still able to work.
“I’m thankful that this pregnancy didn’t give me any problem. My only concern now is to make sure that the baby is born healthy,” Mariel shares.
Her second born will be named Maria Gabriella. It’s a name chosen by Robin himself. But if Mariel were to choose a name for the baby, she wanted to call her Katarina.
“But then, when I heard Gabriella, I said yes, the name sounds powerful and beautiful at the same time. So I agreed to call her Gabriella,” she explains.
As early as now, Mariel started teaching her firstborn the concept of having a sister. She even encourages the toddler to watch television shows where the featured characters are sisters.
“Sometimes she understands that she’s going to be a big sister because she always says that I have a baby in my tummy. Then one day she told me, ‘Mommy can we buy a sister,’ so I really don’t know if she already understands the concept of having a sibling,” she says in jest.
Before leaving for the US, Mariel was launched as the new face of Cetaphil when the brand unveiled its “National Healthy Skin Mission,” an educational campaign that aims to educate Filipinos on how to achieve healthy skin.
“National Healthy Skin Mission is an effort initiated by Cetaphil in partnership with Watsons. As Cetaphil’s brand purpose is to improve the lives of Filipino’s through healthy skin. It is consistent with Galderma’s commitment to promoting healthy skin as part of a healthy lifestyle. To be completely healthy, you also need healthy skin,” says Cetaphil Brand Manager, Francesca Sy.
“We are very happy to be partnering with Galderma and Cetaphil for National Healthy Skin Mission. At Watsons, we believe that you can look good, feel great by being healthy inside and out,” said Watson’s Category Manager, Aimee Persia shares.
As part of the National Healthy Skin Mission, Cetaphil imparts that there are different skin types. A complicated skincare routine is not the key to healthy skin. What is important is to come up with a skincare routine that is geared toward your skin type and skin issues.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is the most iconic product of Cetaphil. It is fragrance-free, has a pH level of 5.5 and is even gentler than water. It is the gentlest cleanser you can use on your skin, whatever your skin type and concern.
The Cetaphil routine is simple but effective and includes three steps: Cleanse, moisturize and protect.
Cetaphil launched a roadshow to different parts of the Philippines so Filipinos could try out the products for themselves. Patrons visited Cetaphil Healthy Skin Mission activations in SM Makati, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA and SM Lanang Premier on Aug.16 to 18 and in SM San Lazaro, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Fairview on Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
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