Mirriam Manalo, emotional, dedicates song "Una Ka" to her unwell daughter
September 11 2019
Mirriam Manalo dedicates her first single “Una Ka” to her daughter Layla, who is in an unhealthy condition as of the moment.
Mirriam turned emotional when she shared about the situation of her firstborn.
She said, “My daughter is already six months old pero hindi pa siya nakakadapa, kahit ano hindi siya nakakagalaw. Sobrang lambot niya. Pag binuhat mo siya parang lantang gulay siya.”
She was told that Layla may potentially develop a rare disease but The Clash alumna remains optimistic about her child’s health.
“I’m still hoping pa rin na maging normal results ni Layla kasi hindi pa naman tapos ‘yung mga test.
“Kung sakali man na hindi normal ‘yung anak ko, matatanggap ko pa rin siya kasi Layla is my greatest gift.
“I will always be there for my daughter,” Mirriam said.
According to the GMA Music artist, Layla is the inspiration of “Una Ka,” the same reason why she decided to feature her daughter in her music video.
She explained, “This song is for Layla. This song is definitely for my daughter.
“Unang-una sa lahat, noong hindi pa ako nagkakaroon ng anak, ang pinaka-priority ko talaga is my career, my singing career.
“This is my passion and I think this is my whole life. ‘Yung pagkanta talaga kumbaga ‘yung bumubuhay sa akin.
“Simula nang dumating si Layla, parang nagkaroon pa ng kulay ‘yung buhay ko na hindi lang pala sa pagkanta iikot ‘yung mundo mo, kundi meron nang ibang nagpapaikot ng mundo mo, which is ‘yun ngang daughter ko.
“Mas nagiging priority ko siya, but at the same time mas nai-inspire ako lalong kumanta.”
Mirriam further declared her love for her daughter in an exclusive interview with GMANetwork.com.
She said, “My wish for her is sana maging instrument siya ng Diyos para magbigay ng magandang mensahe dito sa mundo.
“You know, she’ll be kind and kahit anong gusto niyang mangyari sa buhay, I will always be here to support her.
“Kahit maging normal siya or hindi, mahal ko pa rin siya. I will love her the same."
“Una Ka” will also be the theme song for GMA’s upcoming drama, Madrasta.