A mother got her best birthday wish with the homecoming of her three soldier sons who fought in the Marawi siege.
Milvina Garcia, as well as her husband Gerardo, were moved to tears by the surprise of their three children finally managing to come together on the occasion of her 51st birthday.
Their eldest John Melvin, is a pilot in the Philippine Air Force. Their middle child Gerson and youngest George Bernard, meanwhile, are with the Philippine Army.
With the brothers heeding the call of duty, and with families of their own, Milvina said it has been a challenge to gather her children under one roof.
The Garcia family’s tearful reunion is the first of a series of stories showing “Family is Love” — the theme of this year’s ABS-CBN Christmas station ID, set to premiere on November 18.