- Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes’ youngest child, Jose Sixto “Ziggy” Dantes, celebrated his 1st birthday yesterday, April 16
- Dingdong took to social media to post a long but meaningful birthday greeting for his son
- The Kapuso actor explained that they had to spend Ziggy’s 1st birthday at home with no visitors and guests because of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon
- According to the celebrity dad, he is also worried about his firstborn Zia and Ziggy’s future in a world where the effects of humanity’s irresponsible actions towards the planet are already manifesting
Marian Rivera and her husband Dingdong Dantes’ youngest child, Jose Sixto “Ziggy” Dantes, celebrated his 1st birthday yesterday, April 16.
KAMI learned that Dingdong took to social media to post a long but meaningful birthday greeting for his son.
According to the Kapuso actor, they had to spend Ziggy’s 1st birthday at home with no visitors and guests because of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon amid the COVID-19 crisis.
He also admitted to getting worried about his firstborn Zia and Ziggy’s future in a world where the negative effects of humanity’s irresponsible actions towards the planet are already manifesting.
However, Dingdong stated that he finds motivation to make the world a better place from his children.
“Dear Son, It is day 33 for us here on lockdown and day 365 for you on Earth. Normally, we would gather all our relatives and friends to celebrate this special day with you, just like how your mother and I had done it when we reached the same milestone. Though as toddlers, we never really remembered anything— thanks to the pictures that reminded us how we are loved by the people around us.
“But today, it’s just going to be us, Buddy— You, me, your Mother, your Ate Z, Ate Cecile, Ate Glenda and Kuya Emerson. But please know that there are many people like your cousins, grandparents, godparents and relatives who wish to see you and be with you today, probably to give a gift, a cake, or a simple tight warm hug. But not now...maybe when this is all over. When? I really don’t know, son.
“To be honest with you, i fear the day that you would be marching towards this new world, this new normal, that we had created for your generation. What’s happening now is a clear manifestation of our actions and inactions— and we are reaping its effects which could benefit a few, but for most...just hard learnings about humanity, the planet and spirituality. But i guess as parents, that’s what we are here for. We are here to prepare you for that jungle out there. Though there is fear, it is also you (and your sister) who give me courage to carry on and strive to make this world a sustainable place to live in. You give me the drive to make me want to be a better version of myself.
“And so, in as much as it should be you who should receive gifts, please know that you are the gift for us— a living reminder that we should get our acts together and ensure that when the time comes, you can freely walk the streets, breathe all the air that you want, play ball with your friends even at close distance, ride a bike, and return the hug to all your well-wishers today.
“This picture will always be my reminder that in times of fear and uncertainty, i had found hope—through you. Happy first birthday, Sixto,” Dingdong posted on Instagram.
KAMI reported earlier that Marian baked a birthday cake at home for Ziggy’s party.
Marian Rivera is one of the most famous celebrities in the Philippines. She is married to superstar actor Dingdong Dantes. Marian and Dingdong have two beautiful children – Zia and Ziggy.
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