Aga & Charlene
On the topic of parenting, Aga and Charlene would rather have their children say who’s strict and who’s not. “Kasi, baka mali ako,” he said. His wife concurred: “Oo, ako din.” Atasha then spoke up. “I couldn’t say who’s strict—not now,” she said, grinning. “But when we were, like, eight to ten—yeah, around that age—it was the strictest time. He already knows. It would have to be our dad. It’s a good thing, though.”
Aga and Charlene admitted to being strict about owning gadgets, which is why they gave their children their first cellphones only in 2017. But now, when it comes to Internet use, they trust the twins enough not to monitor the websites Andres and Atasha visit. They are cool about their teenagers exploring and learning about life in general.
Aga gave this example: “When they were young, we watched films, minsan mga serious films. Merong nagme-makelove sa scene, they were there. Hindi namin binigyan ng malice ’yon, kaya sa kanila, that’s normal. So when they ask, I just explain that this is a film—they act, they shoot it, things like that. Hindi ’yong ‘Oh, close your eyes!’ Nagkakaroon ng parang ‘Why?’ You just let them na lang.”
Charlene interjected: “And their dad is also an actor, so they know that it’s work.”
Aga addressed the twins: “I never stopped you guys from sa Internet naman, e.”
Atasha nodded. “Yeah, he never did. Honestly, they did a good job. Like, if I will have my own kids, I wanna raise them the way they raised us.”
And what was the parents’ take on the subject of love and relationships concerning their children?
“I’m not scared of that,” Aga said. “It’s really up to them. I’ve explained to them the pros and cons. There’s nothing wrong if you like someone, you have a crush, ganyanganyan. But to get into a relationship, it’s really your call.”
Charlene cut in, laughing: “Si Aga ’yon. Ako, hindi prepared… No, I’m just joking.”
Does Andres have a girlfriend? Does Atasha have a boyfriend?
Aga’s quick reply to both questions: “Wala, wala.”
Charlene added, laughing: “Siguro they’re not telling us.”