Nora admits shortcomings as a mother

Posted at 10/29/2012 4:11 PM | Updated as of 10/29/2012 4:45 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Veteran actress Nora Aunor Aunor admitted that she has many shortcomings as a mother. That's why she feels blessed that her children continue to love her unconditionally.

Veteran actress Nora Aunor

“Ang sarap sa loob. Lagi kong sinasabi na marami akong pagkukulang sa mga anak ko. Ang ipinagmamalaki ko lang, kahit na malaki ang pagkukulang ko, 'yung respeto nila sa akin hanggang ngayon hindi talaga nawala,” she said in a taped interview with Boy Abunda that aired on “The Buzz” on Sunday.

Aunor has a son, Ian, with former husband Christopher de Leon, and four adopted children, Lotlot, Matet, Kiko and Kenneth.

Lotlot revealed in a “The Buzz” interview last week that she met her real mother in the 1990s but it was only in 2009 when she came face to face with her dad.

Last Sunday, Aunor bears no ill feelings toward Lotlot for reconnecting with her biological parents.

Aunor said they already talked about the matter when de Leon was able to talk to her real mom for the first time.

“Pinag-usapan na namin noon 'yan. Noong nasa Valencia pa kami, tumawag 'yung nanay sa bahay nagkataon si Lotlot ang sumagot. Pagkatapos nila mag-usap, umiiyak 'yung bata. Sabi ko bakit ka umiiyak. So nagyakapan kami. Sabi niya ‘Mommy. tumawag 'yung mommy ko raw.’ Sabi ko ‘Oh eh bakit ka umiiyak kung mommy mo siya?’” the actress said.

Aunor said she told de Leon that she won’t feel bad if she meets up with her real parents, assuring her daughter that her love for all her children remains the same no matter what happens.

“[Sabi ko sa kanya] ‘Alam mo hindi naman masama kung kikilalanin mo ang nanay mo talaga. Lahat naman kayo anak ko. Si Ian nanggaling lang sa tiyan ko pero kayo ibinigay kayo ng Diyos sa akin kaya anak ko pa rin kayo. Walang pinagkaiba doon,’” she shared.