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Marcos, VP Sara laud mothers’ sacrifices, unconditional love on Mother’s Day

In celebration of Mother’s Day, President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte on Sunday showed appreciation and paid tribute to mothers’ sacrifices and unconditional love, and how they teach children to make the world a better place.

"I wish each and every mum a day full of the love, happiness, and appreciation they deserve. Happy Mother’s Day!" Marcos wrote on Instagram, posting a photo of his wife, First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos, his mother Imelda Marcos, and sisters Imee, Irene, and Aimee.

In her message, Duterte cited the selflessness of mothers and how their love inspires children to dream and pursue their dreams.

“Everything that mothers do reminds us what it is to be selfless. They ask for so little and yet they give so much,” she said.

“Their sacrifices and unconditional love have molded us to become the persons that we are today and what we will become in the future — inspiring us to dream and encouraging us to pursue these dreams,” she added.

Duterte also underscored the efforts of those who have taken the roles of being mothers of children outside of their own homes or in communities.

She also said that the mothers’ work helps sustain the values of the Filipino society.

“May this day serve as an affirmation of the great work that our mothers unfailingly commit to teaching our children to be good, be present when others need them, and, in doing so, sustain the values that make up the fiber of our Filipino society — faith, optimism, resilience, resourcefulness, and generosity of spirit,” Duterte said. —KG, GMA Integrated News