In celebration of Mother’s Day, the National Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Foundation Inc., on its 20th year, awarded the most outstanding mothers in the country through an exclusive ceremony at the Centennial A Function Hall of the historic landmark Manila Hotel.
The Ulirang Ina awardees under the sectoral awards are Justice Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe, Law and Judiciary; Virgie Dionela Felisilda and Susana D. Vargas, Government/Public Service; Carmelita Dino del Rosario and Alma Maria Pilarta Figueras, Medicine & Allied Services; Victoria de Guia Gono, Licerna Romerica Abunda, Thelma David Fernandez, and Marilyn Pernecita Allanigue, Education; Marian Brion Arellano, Naida Pia Abdulwahid, Crispina A. Lee, Gloria Pamintuan, Corazon Tirona Dayro-Ong, Josefina Mercado Llamoso, Zenaida Salvador Geronimo, Maura de Leon, and Nora Halili-Lao, Business and Industry;
Felicidad Legazpi de la Cruz, Marian Sabbun Manguba, Nonie P. Valdepenas, Corazon A. Ver, and Lory Tan Tiu, Socio Civic/ Religious; and Nancy Jane Catan and Jacqueline C. Maniquis, Media & Journalism.
Special awards were given to Charina Imelda A. Casingal-Sazon, Tanyag na Ulirang Ina; Gladys Reyes Sommereux, Celebrity Mom; Zonnie Dejuras Espiritu, Ulirang Ina, Special Citation; and Rosario Baga Bumanglag and Emma Pangadato Peronilla Hubag, Ulirang Ina ng Angkan.
The awards were given by National Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Foundation Inc. President Wilfredo Talag with Leticia M. Talag, Co-Founder, Justice Angelina S. Gutierrez of the Supreme Court, and chairperson of this year’s search and Justice Normandie B. Pizarro, of Court of Appeals, foundation’s executive committee member.