Socorro C. Ramos, the founder of National Bookstore, is probably the closest to a celebrity mom that Filipino librarians will ever have. True, she is not a librarian, but she has made different kinds of books available to many Filipinos. And, perhaps, librarians can learn from her experience: that library users are customers; that if a customer looks for something, make sure you also offer a related item; and that librarians should be sensitive to the needs of their customers. See the in-depth interview with "National treasure Socorro C. Ramos" (Part I and Part II) by the Playtime Staff (Philippine Daily Inquirer, 6 March 2005).
These are the Mother's Day articles on the front pages of the most widely-read Filipino broadsheets:
- "Things this 'good, Godly' mother taught her sons" by Blanche Rivera (Philippine Daily Inquirer, 8 May 2005) features the mother of DILG secretary Angelo Reyes;
- "Villar has Mother’s Day gift to unwed moms" by Marvin Sy (Philippine Star, 8 May 2005) focuses on the legislation that senators have introduced to benefit Filipino mothers;
- "Mothers at center of observance of Mother’s Day" by Brenda Piquero (Manila Bulletin, 8 May 2005) includes a history of the development of the observance of Mother's Day.
For more on the history of Mother's Day, see the following:
- Mother's Day: History of the Celebration
- The Origin of Mother's Day in The United States
- A Mothers Day Tribute