In the days leading up to Mother’s Day and the election, a lot of us have been forced to reflect on how our vote will affect our family members and whether opposing votes within the family can change relationships.
With a touching tribute video, Dingdong Dantes tells us how family will inspire his choices come election day. Instead of voting just for himself, he has decided to offer his vote to mothers. Is it just us or is Dantes looking even more handsome right now?
“Tulad ninyong lahat, mahal ko ang aking Nanay. Pero hindi ko lubos matukoy kung bakit, hanggang masaksihan ko mismo ito sa asawa ko,” Dantes said in the beginning of the video. As he lists the difficulties mothers face from giving birth to raising children, we see clips of his wife Marian Rivera and mom Angeline González Dantes sharing care work at home.
“Kay tapang talaga ng mga nanay,” Dantes says in admiration. “Handang makipaglaban, makipagsapalaran, ipagpaliban ang sariling kapakanan. Walang hamong sinusukuan. Ibang klaseng magmahal, radikal.”
Iba ang mga Nanay: Matapang. Walang sinusukuan. Ibang klase magmahal —radikal. Inspirasyon natin sila para patuloy na maging mabuti at gumawa ng mabuti.
Sana lahat tayo, ipagdiwang pang lalo ang mga ina. Dahil alam nating lahat na totoong dakila sila.
Happy Mother’s Day. 💕 pic.twitter.com/JsgtrqAGrD
— Dingdong Dantes (@dingdongdantes) May 5, 2022
As a father, Dantes says that he not only sees mothers as the lights of the home or partners during difficult times. Moms also serve as inspiration to be good and to do good things. That’s why he says that he’s entrusting his dreams for his children and his family to his wife.
“Ipagdiwang pang lalo ang mga ina. Dahil alam nating lahat na totoong dakila sila,” he urged the public. “Kaya naman mabuhay ang Nanay. Sa inyo po ang aking pagpupugay, ang aking paghanga, ang aking serbisyo, ang aking boto.”
That’s what we call a wife guy and a zaddy in this neck of the woods. Like Dantes, we’re keeping all Filipino moms in our thoughts when we vote.
Photo courtesy of Marian Rivera’s Instagram
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