Eula Valdez is a Filipina actress who is best known for her role as Amor Powers in the original version of Pangako Sa ’Yo (2000) and as Janice in the Bagets film series (1984).
Recently, Eula Appeared as a guest on late night talk show Tonight With Boy Abunda. On the show, the veteran actress was asked about her son Miguel Valdes, who is also an actor and model.
Miguel is Eula’s eldest child with former husband, Ronnie Quizon. He debuted as an actor in the indie movie Paki (Please Care) in 2017. Eula also starred in the movie.
Miguel admits to feeling offended whenever people introduce him as “the son of Eula Valdes, the actress.” He said: People would say this, but they never mention my name. I deserve my own identity.”
When Miguel raised the issue with Eula, the actor said, “My mom took it the wrong way. She thought I wasn’t proud of her.”
Miguel added: “I had to explain to Mom that, yes, it’s normal for a person to link me to her if that person is really her friend, but not for those who don’t know Eula Valdes personally—like the mother of a classmate.
“I know that I will always be compared to her, or to my dad. I will always feel the pressure because people will expect that I am twice as good.”
Host Boy Abunda also asked Eula about an anecdote she shared in 2013 about how Miguel is sometimes mistaken for her “young boyfriend”. Eula tells Abunda that it really happened because Miguel is a sweet son.
“Kasi si Miguel ay malambing na anak. Kapag nasa mall kami, he would hold my hand and mahilig siyang humalik. Minsan humahalik yan sa lips,” shared Eula.
To prevent the same incident from happening again, Eula said she had shirts custom-made for them that clearly states their mother-son relationship. “Tig-isa kami. Meron sa akin na ‘He’s my son’ na may arrow. Tapos sa kanya naman, ‘She’s my mom’. Para wala naman magsasabi, ‘Oy si Eula Valdes pabata naman nang pabata ang kasama nito!'” shared Eula in between laughs.