Meet Maja Salvador's brother Kirby, sister Marie

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 25 2016 02:06 PM | Updated as of Jul 26 2016 12:30 AM

MANILA -- For the first time, Maja Salvador's half-brother Kirby Andres and half-sister Marie appeared on television when they agreed to be interviewed on the morning show "Magandang Buhay" on Monday.

The two praised the "Ang Probinsyano" actress for being a good sister.

"Siya 'yung best talaga," Kirby said. "Siya lang 'yung kapatid ko na pu-fulfill niya 'yung role na 'yon. Kahit hindi ko siya kasama palagi, always updated ako sa kanya or sa amin."

For her part, Marie became teary-eyed as she thanked Salvador for helping her with her studies. "Ikaw ang isa sa dahilan kung bakit ako nakapagtapos," she told the actress. "Kahit wala na si Papa, gumagawa ka ng way na magkita tayo."

Salvador attests that despite their situation, she has remained close to her siblings.

"Maswerte talaga ako kahit hindi na buo ang pamilya ko, kahit na hindi nagkatuluyan ang mommy at daddy ko, maswerte ako dahil ang ginawa ng mommy at daddy ko ay hindi nagdamot. Hindi nila sinabi na huwag mo masyadong bigyan 'yan ng pagmamahal o huwag ka masyadong magbibigay dahil half-sister mo sila or half-brother," she explained.

"Nanggaling kayo sa amin mahalin niyo ang isa't isa kasi magkakapatid kayo, walang kala-kalahati. 'Yun 'yung wala mang kayamanang iniwan ang daddy namin sa amin ay iniwanan niya kami na close kaming lahat," she added.

Salvador also said she believes her role is to set a good example to her siblings.

"Siguro kaya ganito ako, masayahin ako, kasi punong-puno ng pagmamahal ang buhay ko. As in kahit anong bagyong dumating parang hindi magigiba ng kahit sino dahil matibay ang pamilya ko," the actress said.