Mother knows best: PH stars, Binibining Pilipinas candidates on what they learned from their moms
In celebration of Mother's Day on May 12, we asked several Philippine celebrities and Binibining Pilipinas candidates on the lessons they've learned from their own moms.
Pia Wurtzbach, Miss Universe 2015
"There's a lot. I can hear my mom telling me all the time batiin mo ang lahat ng tao, be polite to everyone. Kahit yung nagbubukas ng pinto na guard, mag-hello ka sa kanya, mag-good morning ka. Ngitian mo ang lahat. As in iyon yung mga advice sa akin ng mom ko na now I actually think about it, it may sound simple but it's very, very useful and it's very important. Always treat everyone equally."
(There's a lot. I can hear my mom telling me all the time to greet everyone, be polite to everyone. The guards who open the door, say hello to them, greet them good morning. Smile at everyone. As in that's the advice my mom would remind me and now that I actually think about it, it might sound simple but it's very very useful and it's very important. Always treat everyone equally.)
"And also the value of saving, the value of money na mabilis din mawala iyan so kailangan talaga mag-ipon for the rainy days." (And also the value of saving, the value of money because that disappears quickly, so you have to dave up for a rainy day.)
"Just keep giving your best, kasi even if it doesn't work out, at least you know you did your best and that in itself should be good enough fo you and for whoever you're giving it for, doing it for. Kasi that's you and you gave na 100% hindi na-appreciate (it was not appreciated), that doesn't say much about you more than it does about them."
"I never saw the value in it when I was younger and I knew she tried to instill it in me all my life and I resisted it in the past but if I can say one thing it's patience. Now growing up, I started to see things from a different perspective, now that I've grown up as well and moved out of my own. I start seeing the values and lessons of like the hardships she's had to go through, the tough descions she had to go through and to make it through all out of our lives. I commend my mom and I see her in a whole new level, which was previously unseen."
"Stay grounded. Never forget yung roots where you come from and hard work. She's very hardworking."
Hannah Arnold, Bb Pilipinas candidate from Masbate
"When it comes to my advocacy of giving school supplies to the least fortunate students, when you do that, you not necessarily receive something in return.
"So what my mom and my dad, mainly my mom showed me is selflessness, giving to others and especially with my mom, I witnessed her even when she's not in good health, she's always looking after everyone, her family and friends. So my sister and I grew up copying that and try to give as much as we can to the other people."
Maria Isabela Galeria, Bb Pilipinas candidate from Sorsogon
"Actually, growing up. I've always been insecure about my body myself and that hindered me in joining beauty pageants. But today, I joined Bb Pilipinas confidently, smiling and representing my province and that's because of my mom. She inspired me to know my worth, to know myself and to be confident on who I am and that's the biggest advice."
"My mom is such a strong & confident fighter who rarely asks for help, but today was the first time I felt she needed me to feel safe. I learned that mothers need you too even if they don’t say it out loud."