Flordeliza Rembon is the Original Filipino Senior Association of Manitoba’s 2018 Mother of the Year.
This annual celebration which highlights the role of the mother in our society is more than a family affair. The members of Flordeliza family attended the celebration led by Letty Duque Antonio, president of OFSAM and other officers and members who offered flowers and gifts; Boyet Rembon escorted his mother to the podium for recognition. Rey Manguba, his son-in-law cited some of the qualities of Flordeliza, making herself as the role model. Rey mentioned some of the singing prowess of his mother-in-law. Other children and grandchildren and relatives joined the celebration.
Jenelle Maranan and Yarie Rembon, her grandchildren, performed a special dance. The former Mother and Father of the Year recipients were introduced: Rene and Thelma Macaro, Lucia Feliciano, Vicky De Jesus, Mercie and Pablo Cuaresma, Zeny and Cesar Fronda, and Tony and Letty Antonio.
Rene and Thelma Macaro, 2017 Mother and Father of the Year, bestowed the sash during the celebration; corsage by Boyet and Dory Rembon; bouquet of flowers by Rey and Cynthia Manguba, Liza Maranan, Jonathan and Giffthy de Juan; trophy, Letty and Tony Antonio; special gifts were given by Tony and Letty Antonio, Lori, Juanita, Vicky, Mercie, Julie, family members and friends. Tony Antonio, adviser, gave the closing remarks.
Public dancing followed.
Photos by Noni Manalili