In the Yan ang Morning episode aired on June 9, 2016, Marian was teary eyed upon hearing the messages of the daughters for their fathers.
Marian said that it is really priceless to have a child and she can’t help but be emotional everytime the topic is about children.
Marian cried when asked by Boobay if she misses her father.
“It’s different … because of his nationality (Marian’s father is a Spaniard). We exchange text messages every now and then, but there are so many things I want to tell him but I can’t express everything because I have difficulty in Spanish (lack of practice). Since I gave birth, my father has shown so much concern for my daughter Zia. He is a proud grandfather. Zia is his first grandchild. He often checks on Zia. He was supposed to come to the Philippines but the plan did not push through. Of course, I miss him so much. Fathers are different, mothers are different. I always say it is really priceless to have a child. Since I gave birth… with all the sacrifices of both the mother and father, there is no reason for children to talk back to their parents. I pray that when my daughter grows up, all the love I give to her (and the love my mother gives to me), she will also have the same love for me,” Marian said.