“On this special day dedicated to them, we value the contribution of all mothers, especially those working in the frontlines, to nation-building and our fight against COVID-19,” said Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.
“Their (mothers) unmatched sacrifices for us all, whether they may be mothers by birth, adoption, or foster care, are something we can never repay. It is through our mothers’ unwavering love, support, and guidance that we first experience happiness, comfort, and the wonders of life,” he said.
Apart from expressing gratitude to one’s mother, Andanar also urged the public to remember the mothers who have died because their “lasting presence and spirit continue to live on within the generations they helped shape and form.”
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