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Bam Aquino, wife welcome 2nd daughter on Valentine’s Day

Camille Elemia
'Best Valentine's Day gift!' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV on the birth of his second daughter Consuelo Victoria or 'Coco'

VALENTINE'S DATE. Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV and wife Timi welcome their 2nd daughter on February 14, 2018. Photo from Aquino's Facebook account

“Best Valentine’s Day gift!”

On Wednesday, February 14, Senator Paolo Bengino Aquino IV and his wife Timi welcomed their second child and daughter, Consuelo Victoria or “Coco.”

It was a welcome treat for the couple, who, the senator said, never celebrated Valentine’s Day. Aquino even joked it is their “karma” for finding February 14 “corny.”

“Welcome to the world, Consuelo Victoria ‘Coco’ Aquino! You are the best Valentine’s Day gift your mom and dad could’ve hoped for,” Aquino said in his Facebook account.

“Timi and I never used to celebrate V-Day, either na-cornyhan kami, we felt it was too commercialized, ka-cheapan namin or takot kami sa traffic. Ayan, the ultimate karma! We will now celebrate Feb 14 for the years to come,” he joked.

(Timi and I never used to celebrate V-Day, either we found it corny, we felt it was too commercialized, or we were too cheap or we were afraid of traffic. Now, it’s the ultimate karma. We will now celebrate Feb 14 for the years to come.)

Coco was named after the senator’s maternal grandmother and his wife’s paternal grandmother. Their first-born, Anna Aurora or “Rory,” was also named after the couple’s grandmothers.

“Para may equality, lahat ng lola covered na namin (So there’s equality, all our grandmothers are now covered),” Aquino said in an interview.

Interestingly, Rory was born on another eventful date, Christmas Day in 2014.

The senator said both his wife and baby, whom he described as a “certified cutie” with “extremely chubby cheeks,” are recovering well. –

Camille Elemia

Camille Elemia is Rappler's lead reporter for media, disinformation issues, and democracy. She won an ILO award in 2017. She received the prestigious Fulbright-Hubert Humphrey fellowship in 2019, allowing her to further study media and politics in the US. Email