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BOY ABUNDA WILL FOREVER BE THIS BLOGGER’S IDOL.
Boy Abunda says ‘Let us make our mothers proud’
By Isah V. Red
That’s the battle cry of Boy Abunda who along with Willy Ocier recently hosted the first Council of Advisers meeting for “Make Your Nanay Proud (MYNP),” the foundation Abunda established to honor mothers all over the country.
The affair, held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, was attended by MYNP’s Council of Advisers led by Senior Adviser Washington SyCip, Miguel Belmonte,Martin Concio, Emil Yap, Boy So, Katrina Ponce Enrile, Joanne Zapanta-Andrada,Jason Buensalido, Tony Tuviera and Tessa Prieto-Valdez. Dr. Steve Mark Gan, Bobby Garcia and Robert Bernardo were not able to attend.
Boy Abunda and his Nanay Lesing
In his speech Abunda spoke about the need to have an organization dedicated to mothers. “There are groups that take care of the environment, the poor, children, and many other sectors. I want to focus on mothers because by taking care of our mothers, we inspire people to be better people, we strengthen families and we build stronger communities.”
Aside from his own mother, Nanay Lesing, Abunda also dedicated the movement to Conchita Sunico who stood as his second mother when as a probinsyano in Manila he tried to make both ends meet. “I tried to make do with my life in Manila as a young man. And I owe so much to Tita Conching,” a teary-eyed Abunda explained. “I want to make her proud, too.”
Mike Sicat, another longtime friend of Abunda, who sits as President of the foundation, said that he did not have second thoughts when Abunda broached the idea of putting up a foundation. Mike who holds a masters degree in engineering at Stanford University is also an advocate of loving mothers. And their friendship goes beyond the present set-up as they have been involved in each other’s businesses for a long time. Mike believes that a person who is good to his mother will certainly make a good citizen. He added that a nurturing son or daughter will nurture a community.
Manila based MYNP will be accepting members from all over the country. Meanwhile, membership is only by invitation. Soon, it will be open to everyone who loves his mother.
Former Miss Saigon lead actor Ima Castro sang a beautiful rendition of “Ugoy Sa Duyan,” aLucio San Pedro classic. While on stage Ima shared her personal relationship with her own parents. She was misty eyed as she related how she, then as a fledgling singer, was accompanied by her parents, commuting from Quezon to. “Mula Quezon hanggang Manilasinasamahan nila ako, pinagpupuyatan.” So much so, that when Ima’s dad passed away some years back, she felt that a part of her has been taken away. Ima still stays in the same house in Quezon that she built for her family.
Actress Angel Aquino recited a poem by Maya Angelou titled, Mother: A Cradle To Hold Me, part of which reads:
It is true/ I was created in you./ It is also true/ That you were created for me./ I owned your voice./ It was shaped and tuned to soothe me./ Your arms were molded/ Into a cradle to hold me, to rock me./ The scent of your body was the air/ Perfumed for me to breathe.
MYNP will definitely make everyone who loves his/her nanay proud.