Malacañang honors moms on Mother's Day

MANILA -- Malacañang joined the world in celebrating Mother’s Day, noting that mothers deserve “the highest accolade” for their selflessness.

“Today we pay tribute to all mothers of the world. To them belong the highest accolade there is to bestow,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.

“Isang Maligayang Araw ng mga Nanay sa lahat ng mga ina sa loob at labas ng Pilipinas! Nasa inyo ang aming pagpugay at pagkilala sa inyong dakilang pagmamahal sa inyong mga anak (A Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers in and outside the Philippines. We pay tribute and recognize your great love for your children),” he added.

Panelo cited mothers’ “love and care” for their children as incomparable to the love offered by fathers.

“Nobody, not even the fathers, can equal the tender, love and care that mothers shower their children from the time of their birth till their growing years,” Panelo said.

“The sacrifice the mothers make to provide their sons and daughters sustenance, growth and development of their potentials is immeasurable and incomparable,” he added.

Quoting St. There of Liseux, Panelo said: “the loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.”

The Presidential Spokesperson also described mothers as “heroes” for their struggles to make the child not only happy but protected from any harm, injury or illness.

“She toils as well for the realization of the offspring’s dream,” Panelo said.

“For such virtues, the world should give universal recognition to these worthy women of unsurpassed selflessness, and place them into the pantheon of heroes,” he added. (PNA)

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