(PEP.ph) Like most mothers, actress Angelika dela Cruz relishes the responsibility that comes with child rearing.
Angelika gave birth to her first baby last March 20 via caesarian section at the UERM Hospital in Manila.
At the press conference of GMA-7's afternoon drama series Kaya Kong Abutin Ang Langit held recently at the GMA Network Center in Quezon City, Angelika engagingly shared with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) how her son, Gabriel Casareo, would throw tantrums during long trips when not beside his mother.
"Naku, feel na feel ko 'yon!" Angelika excitedly confessed. "I feel needed."
Motherhood brought about drastic changes in Angelika's routine. A self-confessed hands-on mom who opted not to hire a nanny to assist her, the mestiza actress now consciously revolves her schedule around her son.
"Hindi na puwede yong anytime na gusto mong umalis, aalis ka," she told PEP. "Siyempre may uunahin ka na... Nagmamadali ka nang umuwi at mahirap umalis ng bahay kasi you want to spend more time with your kid, lahat ng possible moments with him."