In her Preview interview, Phoemela said her pregnancy was planned. She and her partner Jason Chuachoy, a businessman and pro race car driver, had been talking about having a child. (Read the story here.)
Phoemela had her firstborn, Kim Nichole Baranda, when she was 19 and just starting a career in modeling. (Read the story here.)
Kim joined her mom in the trip to the Palawan beach, where she celebrated her 22nd birthday.
Phoemela posted a photo with Kim holding a cake. She told her daughter in the caption, “Got your back, always.”
A few days earlier, Phoemela greeted Kim a happy birthday on Instagram. She also expressed her love to her panganay, saying how proud she is of how Kim has grown from a “little cute girl to the woman you are now.”
She also called her daughter “my pillar, my best friend, soon to be ate” and wished the birthday girl “all the best in the world.”