MANILA - Brillante Mendoza feels overwhelmed that the television commercial he directed has become a viral success.
The ad, created for the generics brand RiteMed, pays tribute to carers.
"Almost three million [views on Facebook] in less than three weeks," Mendoza said in an interview during a press conference for the said commercial on Friday.
"Sana matuwa rin 'yung mga binibigyan natin ng tribute dito, 'yung mga tagapangalaga. Tayong mga Filipino, tayo ay tagapangalaga ng mahal natin sa buhay," he added.
(I hope that the video was able to make our carers happy. We Filipinos, we are all carers to our loved ones.)
Like other carers, Mendoza took care of his mother for 18 months before she passed away.
"Alam ko ang pakiramdam ng isang nag-aalaga. Masakit sa dibdib, mahirap. Pero hindi ka manghihinayang dahil mahal natin ang taong inaalagaan natin, kaya ginagawa natin ito nang buong puso," he explained.
(I know the feeling of being a carer. It's painful, it's difficult. But you won't regret it because you're doing it for the person you love, that's why you do it with all your heart.)
Watch the touching viral video below.