Mothers Day - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Mothers Day


It's the simple life for Gwen Zamora, David Semerad, and baby Cooper

May 14, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The actress talks about life in their 'cabin' and watching Cooper grow up before her very eyes

[Letters from Mama] Your hugs make me braver, stronger

May 12, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Divine Lee Go writes to her two kids about the importance of a hug from both child and parents

Sharon Cuneta's Mother's Day concert raises P2 M

May 11, 2020 - 3:06 PM

Proceeds from the concert go to ABS-CBN's Pangtawid Pag-Ibig program

IN PHOTOS: How your favorite stars celebrated Mother's Day 2020

May 10, 2020 - 10:20 PM

These stars celebrate Mother's Day all in the comfort of their own homes

[OPINION] It's a daunting task to be a mother in these perilous times

May 10, 2020 - 8:26 PM

Indeed, mothers do not only see the big picture. We also understand the interconnectedness and importance of making sacrifices now in the hope of something better in the end.

INSPIRATION. Senator Leila de Lima says she continuously draws 'strength and inspiration from other detained mothers.

[Letters from Mama] Family is what makes this chaotic time bearable

May 10, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Mozzy Ravena writes to her superstar children about the quiet time they're spending together while under lockdown

PHENOMS. Mozzy Ravena with her two sons –basketball superstars Kiefer and Thirdy. Photo from Kiefer Ravena's Instagram

WATCH: Erwan Heussaff, Nico Bolzico pay tribute to Anne, Solenn on Mother's Day

May 10, 2020 - 4:43 PM

The brothers-in-law share touching videos of their wives on their first Mother's Day as parents

Lockdown survival: What I learned from my mom

May 10, 2020 - 4:00 PM

What lessons have your own mother taught you?

[OPINION] How I learned to say 'I love you' to my mom

May 10, 2020 - 3:00 PM

'I was content in the comfort and strength I drew from my mom’s reliability, her expectations, and even her aversion to healthy emotion. My reticent mother and I were a match.'

[Letters from Mama] Mama will always be there for you

May 10, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Mila writes to John Paul about her fears, worries, and hopes as the world battles a pandemic

[Letters from Mama] Thankful for our happy moments

May 10, 2020 - 1:28 PM

Marideth writes to Dylan about the time they're spending together while on lockdown

[OPINION] How do we mourn the death of a peasant woman political prisoner?

May 10, 2020 - 10:00 AM

'I hope that the government would release political prisoners, especially those who are elderly and sick. We know that Nanay Ede could have been your mother, could have been any of the 19.7 million agricultural workers in the country.'

[Letters from Mama] Worry not, your dream will be fulfilled

May 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Abbygale Arenas-De Leon writes to her son Ijah, who flew home from the US to be with family during the pandemic

[Letters from Mama] The great honor and privilege to be your mother

May 09, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The Marikina City 2nd District Representative writes about the extraordinary times her children are growing up in – and what they should learn from it

Make mom feel special this month of May

May 08, 2020 - 7:14 PM

You can have items such as baby care needs and kitchen supplies delivered to your home

Promo codes: Where to buy your gifts and food for Mother’s Day

May 08, 2020 - 4:11 PM

Your family can enjoy this special day no matter the budget

Smart celebrates Mother’s Day with a big Signature Sale from May 6 to 15

May 05, 2020 - 1:49 PM

Get exclusive gadget deals and freebies at the Smart Online Store

[Letters from Mama] Optimism, thanks to my children

May 04, 2020 - 9:00 PM

The Philippines' Tourism Secretary writes about finding hope through her children

TO MAIA AND VITO (AND BIGGIE TOO). The tourism secretary with her children – fur baby included. Photo from Berna Romulo-Puyat's Instagram

Sharon Cuneta to hold Mother's Day concert online

Apr 30, 2020 - 2:31 PM

The Megastar's concert is for the benefit of ABS-CBN Pantawid Pag-Ibig

WATCH: 5 things Julia Barretto learned from her mom

May 12, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The actress shares a special message for her mom Marjorie Barretto on Mother's Day

JULIA BARRETTO. The actress shares the lessons she learned from her mom Marjorie. Rappler screenshot

Life's purpose, horcruxes, and winging it: What motherhood has taught these moms

May 11, 2019 - 8:30 PM

From Saab Magalona to Richelle Singson-Michael, here's what motherhood has taught these new moms

Mother knows best: PH stars, Binibining Pilipinas candidates on what they learned from their moms

May 11, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Pia Wurtzbach, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and Tom Rodriguez talk about the lessons the number one women in their lives imparted

7 non-material Mother’s Day gifts for the mom in your life

May 09, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that you can’t put in a box

5 Mother's Day gift ideas P1500 and under

May 04, 2019 - 5:53 PM

From sweet treats to accessories, we've got gift ideas for every budget!

Leni Robredo, Sara Duterte, Leila de Lima on lessons of motherhood

May 13, 2018 - 10:04 PM

We also ask our readers to tell us what being a mom has taught them

[OPINION] Gising na, anak

May 13, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Alam kong takot na takot kang ipaglaban kung ano naman ang dapat sa iyo. Pero andito lang ako, anak.

Kobe Paras to mom Jackie Forster: 'I will never ever let you go'

May 13, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The young man pens sweet messages for his mom on Mother's Day

These stars are celebrating their first Mother’s Day

May 12, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Extend your Mother’s Day 2018 greetings to these new moms!

MOTHERS DEAR. These celebrities are celebrating their first Mother's Day as moms. Screenshots from,, and

How my mom chose to say goodbye

May 12, 2018 - 10:00 AM

In a state outside herself, mom was deeply engaged in a soliloquy with a recurring theme that painted a picture of eternity: that she had conquered pain, that Jesus was with her, that a gathering of people would be made in her honor

MOTHERLY LOVE. The author with his mother, and other photos with the family. All photos courtesy of Erick Mendiola

5 fun bonding activities to celebrate Mother's Day

May 11, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Bring some quality Mommy-and-Me bonding time instead of a present this year!

20 perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas

May 05, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Love ya mom!

CONVERSATION: Happy Mother's Day to your #1Mom

May 09, 2014 - 11:49 AM

Tell us how you plan to make your mom feel special this Mother s Day

Make your #1Mom feel special this Mothers' Day

Apr 24, 2014 - 4:46 PM

Have you done something special for your mom lately?

Why teachers are like mothers

May 12, 2013 - 5:24 PM

A Political Science professor shares where teaching and motherhood overlap and enrich one another

MOTHERLY. I simply treat my students in the way that I myself like to be treated — with dignity, with care, and with respect. Graphic by Emil Mercado/

Ega and Jam Alcaraz: Mountaineer mom and son

May 12, 2013 - 5:10 PM

Mountaineer mom Ega Alcaraz shares why climbing helps her special child deal with his condition

IT'S A CLIMB. Ega Alcuaz and her son Jam in Kibungan Mountain Range in Benguet. Photo from Ega Alcuaz' Facebook page

If I were a Mother

May 12, 2013 - 3:22 PM

Rappler’s resident Dad attempts – albeit awkwardly – to thank his wife for being a great Mom

MOTHER’S LOVE. There is no other love in this world as strong as a mother’s love for her children. Photo by Praisaeng/

[Mother's Day] CONVERSATIONS: #loveyoumom

May 14, 2012 - 12:26 AM

Relationships with mothers have always been special and extraordinary This is reflected even in our recent conversation about mothers on their special day

Google doodle celebrates Mother's Day

May 13, 2012 - 2:02 PM

Google celebrates mothers day with animated doodle