Andre Yllana, Aiko Melendez’s son, dispensed sage advice for his father Jomari Yllana via her mom’s vlog, recently.
He said: “Sana ‘yung mistake mo dati sa akin, ‘wag mo nang ulitin sa mga kapatid ko dahil bata pa sila.”
Aiko and Jomari separated while Andre was still a boy.
He is now 23.
Apart from Andre, Jomari has two children with ex-partner Joy Reyes.
He is now in a relationship with Priscilla Almeda.
In the same vlog, Andre revealed how he tried in earnest to mend things between his mom and dad for years.
He has since accepted the idea that he is not going to see his family back together again.
It took a while before he accepted the idea.
Eventually he realized they’re better off apart.
Now, he is used to not seeing Jomari.
“Siguro yung thirst ko for a father dati, hindi na ganon ka-(tindi). Sa totoo lang ah. Kung dati, grabe ako mag-habol kay Dad. Pero siguro nasanay na rin ako na parang wala siya,” he said.
Not that he harbors any resentment towards him, maintaining he will always be there for Jomari “through thick and thin.”
In any case, he could only be grateful that Aiko took great effort in making him happy, secure.
“‘Di ko kailanman naramdaman na incomplete ako dahil yung missing pieces na hinahanap ko, tumayo ka ro’n tapos binuo mo kung sino ako ngayon,” he told Aiko.
“Kahit ikaw lang mag-isa, ginawa mo talaga yung best mo para makuha yung mga needs namin. Kahit ‘di needs, gusto lang namin, nabibigay mo pa kaya proud talaga ako sa’yo, Mom.”