Marcos, Duterte pay tribute to moms’ selflessness, courage on Mother's Day

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 14) — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Vice President Sara Duterte on Sunday paid tribute to mothers’ love, selflessness, and compassion that have become the guiding light of their children.

"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. His message was with a photo of his wife Liza; mother Imelda; and his sisters Imee, Irene, and Aimee.

Duterte also posted a message on social media, saying “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 it was through a mother's guidance that children learn how to better the world.

"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 paid tribute to those who have taken the roles of being mothers of children outside of their own homes.

“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,” she added.