Mommies unite!

  • Page Views 10967
  • ANGEL THOUGHTS

    Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother.—Anonymous

    Motherhood takes…

    The strength of Samson; The wisdom of Solomon; The patience of Job; The faith of Abraham; The insight of Daniel; And the courage of David!—Anonymous

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the selfless, tireless ina, mama, nona, mamita, nanay, and lola out there! And to our Inang Bayan, our best gift is to vote wisely and pick the best regardless of the survey ratings (which is fast changing, by the way) and not to mind the cyber trolls.

    I recall with great love our own mom Paz “Nena” Intengan Munson whose life was a continuous love story for us. She is already in heaven as well as our mommy-friends who passed away this year. They are Letty Jimenez Magsanoc, editor of Inquirer and an EDSA icon, and Milen Sison de Quiros, a respected public relations practitioner. They were real mothers whose lives revolved around their children. I offer giant bouquets to them and my mom.

    I remember also with great admiration and nostalgia another fantastic mother who raised a family amid fierce political persecution and anxiety, with a husband in jail for seven years without charges. She had to watch with her children the horrible spectacle of her husband being assassinated in full view of the world. I’m talking about Cory Aquino, Tita Cory to all Filipinos and “mother” to all who worked for her and, embracing even our families. She took in my husband and children whom she showered with her unique brand of friendship and love.

    Mother Cory lavished her own children with loving care and they imbibed her discipline, morals, and unwavering faith in God and her devotion to Mama Mary. I am frequently asked: Who would she have endorsed had she been alive today?

    I am definite she would endorse Mar Roxas. You see, a few months before she died, she asked me who I was supporting for the coming presidential derby. She surprised me by answering her own question and said, she guessed it was a senator-business mogul and I said, “Yes, ma’am.” She gave me that steely gaze that made her cabinet members weak at the knees whenever it was directed at them and said firmly, “I don’t know about you, but I am supporting Mar Roxas.”

    I managed to sit up straight and declare in sincere obedience, “Yes, ma’am. Mar Roxas na din ako!”At the time, her son Senator Noy had no plans to run. He was a “newbie” senator after nine years in Congress. He wasn’t in anybody’s consciousness yet to run for president. But his mother’s death a few months later changed history as a tsunami of calls for Noy to run could not be ignored.

    Mar set aside his presidentiable plans and ran for vice president. Unfortunately, he lost to Jojo Binay. Now, President Manuel Roxas’ grandson and Senator Gerry Roxas’ son stands on the threshold of history and we wish him “God speed” tomorrow.

    A widowed mother of three girls is also poised to clinch the second highest post in our land. Leni Robredo brings the imagery of the widow Cory Aquino slaying the giant dictator with nothing but prayers. For all his charms (He actually is charming!), Bongbong Marcos could be Leni’s conquered Goliath tomorrow.

    My senate slate? It will be a mixed of “returnees” like Frank Drilon, TG Guingona, Kiko Pangilinan, Serge Osmeña, Ralph Recto, Dick Gordon, Ping Lacson, Tito Sotto (really!), and “newbies” Leila de Lima, Lorna Kapunan, Roman Romulo, and one more I am praying about. I do not like “balimbings,” by the way.

    My best wishes also go to two of my friends in the presidential derby, Grace Poe and Jojo Binay. When the election dust settles, let’s work for national unity.

    As a mother (Thank you to my co-producer Sonny), I want my brood to grow up under free skies, with national leaders who will not sell their country to evil men and lustful nations, national leaders who do not pay homage to a cult leader who lavishes expensive gifts to politicos, are respectful to the Pope, to women, and to our laws.

    I am a grateful, happy mother of four: Sandee, Junie, David, and AJ. I hope they can say with pride when I leave this world that they were raised with love, humor, and tenderness by a God-fearing mom and dad. And that their mother, even in her weirdest and wackiest moments, was a good mom! (mb)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 28 January 2023
      2 days ago No comment

      Tinig Migrante By E Maestro

      Minister Fraser’s Pathway Announcement: “Disappointing” Migrant organizations, migrant justice advocates, allies, and the thousands of undocumentedmigrants all across Canada still have to see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deliver onthe promise he made on December 16, 2021 to create a regularization program that willensure regularization for undocumented migrants and permanent ...

    • 27 January 2023
      2 days ago No comment

      Hop on to the Year of the Rabbit

      Welcome to the Lunar Year of the Water Rabbit! On Jan. 25, let’s wish formerpresident, the late Cory Aquino, a very happy birthday in heaven! Rabbits are cute, cuddly, joyful furry creatures and many believe to be superproductive, too. They reproduce fast, which makes them ideal to breed for ...

    • 20 January 2023
      1 week ago No comment

      Wala siyang ginawang mali’: Shamcey Supsup on Celeste Cortesi, Miss Universe Philippines future plans

      MANILA, Philippines — Miss Universe Philippines National Director Shamcey Supsup commended Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi for a job well done at the recently concluded 71st Miss Universe pageant. The Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up also stressed that Celeste should be proud of herself and that the Philippine ...

    • 20 January 2023
      1 week ago No comment

      The Menu (PG) *** Running time: 1h 47m Bon Appetit! By Robert Waldman

      Dine out on the antics displayed in The Menu. Now be honest, who doesn’t like to go toa nice restaurant for a good meal? All of us like to be wined and dined. Only the guestswho sign up for The Menu get just a little more than they bargained ...

    • 20 January 2023
      1 week ago No comment

      Liza Soberano is moving to LA

      Liza Soberano is moving to Los Angeles, California.This she shared through Filipino–American makeup artist Patrick Starrr’s mostrecent vlog where she underwent a transformation as Miss Universe.When Patrick asked why she is moving to the City OF Angels, Liza explained it’s a careermove.She said: “That’s just because it is much ...

    %d bloggers like this: