26 PH celebrities: The best advice mom ever gave me

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – In honor of their moms, these 23 local celebrities are sharing the best advice their mothers ever gave them.

Whether it be staying in school, being respectful, or being independent, these stars made sure to take their mothers' advice to heart, because after all, mother knows best.

Take a look:


Solenn  Heussaff 


"My mom is a very tough woman.She’s stronger than anyone I’ve ever met in my life. She’s the core of the family talaga. And I think in general talaga, moms get to be the core. The dads are always like 'kung anong gusto mo gawin, gawin mo' (whatever you like to do, do it). But the mom gets to be the friend, the enemy, the shoulder to cry on… So that’s my mom rolled into one."


Tim Yap

"My mom taught me the value of hard work, not giving up despite anything and everything. We come from a very humble beginnings and I saw how my mom raised us – raised me almost single handedly to provide us for the best education she could give and the best mothering she could give us also.So there, hard work, strength and never giving up."


Sam Milby


"My mom has been more about family. She says friends may come and go but family will always be here."

Jennylyn Mercado

"Nireremind sa akin ng mommy [Lydia] ko na palaging gumawa ako ng oras para sa anak ko kasi ang bilis ng panahon. Sobrang bilis ng panahon na kapapanganak ko pa lang, ang laki na ni Jazz ganunKailangan i-savor yung lahat ng moment, lahat ng oras kasi diba kasi ang sobrang bilis ng laki ng mga bata. So kailangan samahan mo sila at bantayan mo lang palagi kasi nakikita kung paano mo sila pinalalaki sa ugali, sa characteristics."

(My mommy [Lydia] reminds me to always make some time for my kid because time flies so fast. Time flies so fast such that it's like I just gave birth, and now, Jazz is all grown-up. I have to savor each moment I spend because kids grow up so fast. You need to guide and guard them constantly because it can be seen how you raised them with their attitudes and characteristics.)


Jessy Mendiola

Jessy shared her mother's advice during the press conference for hers and JC de Vera's appearance in the long-running ABS-CBN fantasy series, Wansapanataym. She said, "Siguro ang pinaka nag-stand out (I guess what stood out) is 'Always take care of yourself.' Nandiyan na yung mga emo moment nung mga mom na '[Kapag] wala na ako... ganun, ganyan (There are those emo moments of moms when they go, 'If already I'm gone and all)' – which is true naman." 

"You can never really depend on your mom. You really have to stand up and one day ako – for girls – I’m going to be a mom too, so tama naman (it's just right). You have to take care of yourself."


JC de Vera 

"Always listen. Mas maganda makinig kaysa sa mas maraming sinasabi (It's always better to listen than say too many things). Palagi iyon (she always reminds me that) and 'Learn from your mistakes and don’t be afraid to explore.'" 


Maxine Medina, Miss Universe Philippines 2016 

The reigning Miss Universe Philippines 2016, Maxine Medina, told Rappler at an interview with the winners of Binibining Pilipinas 2016: "Before, laging sinasabi sa akin ni Mommy na maging patient lang ako and maging God-fearing. Kasi once na maging God-fearing ka, everything falls into place, and I think God will guide you all throughout."

(Mommy always used to tell me to be patient and God-fearing. Because once you become God-fearing, everything falls into place, and I think God will guide you all throughout.)


Kylie Verzosa, Bb Pilipinas International 2016

"The thing I've learned from her through [the years] is that she's a spiritual person," shared Kylie, adding that she learned "to pray and get strength from God in my prayers. [Another] advice she has given is [to] always stay strong and keep healthy."


Jennifer Hammond, Bb Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016

"Whatever you pursue, give it your all, give it your 100%. So that in the end, you’ll have no regrets because time is of the essence. When you do something, you invest time and you don’t want to waste that time for nothing so just give it your all."


Nichole Manalo, Bb Pilipinas Globe 2016

"Sabi lang ni Mommy (Mommy just said), 'Always pray, just always give back the glory to God.' Because at the end of the day, it’s for him and not just for myself."

Gerald Anderson

"Being generous sa mga tao (to people), [that] the best feeling in the world is giving back," Gerald told Rappler at the 2015 Star Magic Games.