MANILA -- Sunshine Cruz is one supportive mom.
Cruz's 15-year-old daughter Angelina recently appeared on "Gandang Gabi Vice," along with other celebrity kids Andre Yllana, Iñigo Pascual, and Leila Alcasid.
Netizens who watched the episode noted Angelina's difficulty in speaking Filipino.
Cruz immediately came to her daughter's defense, saying the teen is "exerting effort and learning."
"Let's give her a chance to improve. She's only 15 and she's trying her best naman. If she's not that attractive for your taste, we will respect that," she added.
Cruz, meanwhile, thanked those who support her daughter. "Thanks sweeties for appreciating my princess. Nag-trending pa sila ni Iñigo sa Twitter," she wrote.
Angelina is Cruz' daughter with estranged husband Cesar Montano. While she supports her daughter's singing career, Cruz had said she wants her Angelina to focus on her studies first.