Stars share their ‘Mommyisms’

/ 12:30 AM May 12, 2018

Since it’s Mother’s Day tomorrow, allow me to pay homage to my “SuperwoMom,” Inday Badiday.

All throughout her show biz career (which spanned four decades), she played “Mom” to countless celebrities.


Stars would pop up at our place even at ungodly hours to seek her advice. If only the walls of our house could speak. (Ma took many celebs’ secrets to her grave.)

It’s been 15 years since Ma got her “call slip” from heaven but, to this day, people still refer to me as the “daughter of Inday Badiday.” That never fails to make me smile. It only goes to show that Ma left an indelible mark in people’s hearts.


I could write a book about all the lessons Mom left me. But if there’s one that stands out in my memory, it’s about how she was able to forgive people who duped her of money.

Ma told me: “As long as I see that their families are living well, that’s enough reason for me to forgive them.”

Thank you, Ma, for blazing the trail. In my own little way, I will try to keep nurturing the good seeds you had planted in this crazy land of show biz.

Celebs share their “Mommyisms”:

Rhian Ramos

RHIAN RAMOS: I will always remember this one simple tip my mom gave me that I now treat as my moral compass: “You know you’re doing the wrong thing if you feel the need to hide it.” I always tell myself this during those weak moments when I try to convince myself that what I’m doing is OK, even when it’s not.

CESAR MONTANO: Nanay always reminded me about the power of prayer. She showed me what it’s like to be more spiritual than just religious.

EUGENE DOMINGO: I learned about the value of education and the responsibility of every parent to instill in the minds of their children that finishing their studies is important.


My mother worked hard to provide for my daily needs. I’m thankful that I finished the course I chose (BA Theatre Arts) .

DENNIS TRILLO: My mom taught me the value of hard work by example. She told me that it’s OK to be born poor, but not to die poor. We must make the most of our God-given talents during our time on earth, so we can leave a legacy behind.

Kean Cipriano

KEAN CIPRIANO: “Haste is waste.” I will never forget that advice from my Mom. I apply it in almost everything I do.

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