NEWS & EVENTS - May 8, 2008 - Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Philippine daily Inquirer, MOD Magazine
May 8, 2008 - Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, Philippine daily Inquirer, MOD Magazine
OUTSTANDING FATHERS NOMINATION ON!
28th Annual MOTHER’S DAY AWARDS & CELEBRATION SET AT GATEWAY
As the nation unfold the 28th Annual Handog Kay Inay, the country’s pioneer & biggest Mother’s Day event since 1980, is set on May 11 (Sunday) at the Gateway Mandarin Suites (4th Level, Gateway Mall , Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City) at 3 pm, the NATIONAL MOTHER’S DA & FATHER’S DAY COUNCIL and the IDEAL PARENTS & FAMILY FOUNDATION (IPFF) are still conducting the nationwide SEARCH FOR OUTSTANDING FATHERS for the June 15 Father’s Day Celebration.
Now on its 28th year, St. Peter Life Plan, Surf, Kidzworld and Johnson’s Baby Products jointly with Villa Jireh Holistic Resort-Hotel, Federal Times, Herbsbest, Giggles, Yili, Tropical Blend and Jchemie will sponsor this year’s Mother’s Day Awards and celebration featuring the 2008 Outstanding Mothers (Huwarang Ina) and Celebrity Mothers and the 2008 Top Family Products & Services Awardees with special entertainment numbers to be provided by Claire de Fuente, multi-awarded young performers Miguel Aguila and Makisig, Star Villareal, Lady Diane, V-5 Aces, Soda Sisters and other top guest entertainers.
The event will usher with the Grand Floral Offering to Mama Mary and Special Mother’s Day Mass. The public is enjoined to bring flowers for the occasion. Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo will be conferred the “Ina ng Bayan” Mother’s Day Awardee, and was invited as 2008 Mother’s Day Keynote Speaker.
The late Basilisa Roque-Bautista, the matriarch of St. Peter Life Plan, will be conferred the 2008 Huwarang Ina Posthumous Award. A mother of ten successful children Loreta Molina-Sambalilo is the 2008 Ilaw Ng Tahanan Awardee. Top lady senator Loren Legarda, performing artists Claire dela Fuente and Kuh Ledesma together with legislators Darlene Antonino-Custodio and former city Councilor Nanette Castelo-Daza lead the 2008 Celebrity Mother Honorees.
The 2008 Huwarang Ina Sectoral awardees are led by Justice Monina Arevalo-Zenarosa (Law & Judiciary), Purificacion Malabanan- Echiverri (Community Service & Development) and entrepreneur Julie Flores-Marquez (Business & Industry).
The rest of the awardees are: Ilocos Sur Mayor Arlyn Apostol-Favis (Public Service); Ellen Lising (Business & Skincare Industry); Thelma Mantchan-Lim (Community Service & Development); Visitacion Davila-Yenko, Terri Lopez-Go; Segundina Zuño-Abao and Rowena Macrohon- Morales (Entrepreneurship), Lydia Quinto-Piano (Socio-Civic / Religious);
Madam Helyn Cabaña- Escaño (Holistic Lifestyle); Fiscal Lea T. Castelo (Law & Judiciary); Elizabeth B. Majaducon and Onesima M. Bugnosen (Humanitarian Service); Cecilia Urbano – Villareal (Media & Govt. Service); Cynthia U. Santiago and Ressie “Sure” Manuel (Media & Journalism);
Ana Galeria-Gotladera (Herbal & Craft Industry); Brgy. Captain Myrna Minglana- Dela Peña (Community Service & Development); Edna Mendoza-Dulay, Josephine Gutierrez-Basa, Teresita Valenzuela-Castañeda and Norma Cruz-Nueva (Socio-Civic / Religious); Dr. Rosalina Gutierrez-Reyes (Medicine & Allied Sciences), Cresencia Sebastian-Santiano and Melba Barrios-Samson (Education); and Teresita Valenzuela-Castañeda (Home & Family);
The 2008 Top Family Products & Services Awardees are: St. Peter Life Plan Inc.
(Outstanding Memorial Plan & Service Company); Johnson Baby Products (Outstanding Baby Products); Jchemie Laboratories Inc.( Outstanding Consumer & Personalcare Products Manufacturer); Chaikofi (Most Innovative Coffee & Tea Shop);
Jollibee (Outstanding Family Fastfood); Family Care Training Center (Outstanding Care-Giver Training Center); Smart Reader Worldwide (Most Outstanding Pre-School); Kidzworld (Most Innovative Adventure Resort & Theme Park); Federal Cooperative (Outstanding Family Cooperative);
Dental First (Outstanding Oral Healthcare Center); Days Hotel (Outstanding Travellers & Family Hotel); Don Henio (Outstanding Herbal Coffee and Chocolate Drinks); Energee (Outstanding Energy Herbal Drink); and Go Nuts Donuts (Outstanding Family Donut).
Nominations for the Outstanding Mothers and Fathers who were able to bring up ideal families are still open. Outstanding Family Products which benefit the welfare of the Filipino families will also be honored. Sponsorship is still open for the benefit of the IPFF Youth Scholarship & Livelihood Program.
“Handog Kay Inay” is the country’s pioneer and most prestigious Mother’s Day event since 1980 organized by the National Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Council and Ideal Parents & Family Foundation (IPFF) headed by civic leader-journalist Jonathan Navea who was responsible for lobbying for Presidential Proclamation No. 266 issued by former President Corazon C. Aquino declaring Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as national events in the Philippines. Mother’s Day was unknown in the Philippines until a visionary businessman Samie Lim of the Philippine Chamber of Dept. Stores organized the Mother’s Day Movement.
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