In the time before Duterte: From left: Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno,  and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo as ‘Ninangs’ in a wedding 2015. (Photo: Leni Robredo)

 

In these dark times in the Philippines, we pay tribute to our mothers and especially to these three women who stood against a misogynist President Rodrigo Duterte.

Last Black Friday (May 11, 2018) Duterte sacked Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno. A year ago, he imprisoned then Senator Leila de Lima.

Next to be targeted is Vice-President Leni Robredo who is facing a recount of her votes by her Marcos son and heir-apparent Bongbong Marcos. When Marcos is installed Duterte will have completed his plan to impose dictatorial rule in the Philippines and bring back the Marcoses.

We share a few tributes by our readers.

Tony A. Santos

MALIGAYANG ARAW NG MGA INA SA LAHAT NG INA, SA MGA MAGIGING INA, SA MGA AMA NA NAGSILBING INA, AT SA LAHAT NG INA NA SUMAKABILANG BUHAY NA. BUKOD TANGING PAGBATI SA INA NG AKING KABIYAK, AT SA SARILI KONG INA, KUNG SAAN MAN SILA NAROROON. PAGPALAIN NAWA KAYONG LAHAT NG POONG MAYKAPAL!

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Whelma A. Tan

 

Happy Mother’s Day to mama Pauline, we thank you for bringing us into this world, for your love and prayers. Thank you for your guidance, compassion and generosity. We love you mama!

Whelma A. Tan and her mother Pauline A. Arquillano. (FB)

Enna Rizno

I honor my mother by helping and volunteering.

By praying everyday and be a good mom that i can possibly be to my kids.

That was when she had her cataracts removed. 

Last photo namo nga buhi pa sila with our first born.

I honor my mom by accepting challenges and trials like a bull. She did not had it easy raising 12 kids