Pac-Mom Dionesia Pacquiao- an exemplary mother PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 08 May 2011 00:00

Today, I am featuring the mother of World Boxing Champ and Congressman Manny Pacquiao, Dionesia Pacquiao, who is fondly called Aling Dionesia or Mommy Dionesia, this Mother’s Day celebration. According to, she is considered as the Philippines most famous mother celebrity today, not necessarily because her offspring is but because she is, by herself a quirky, lovable character, a truly Pinoy original which makes her a newsworthy personality.

Men seek her autographs, women want to be pictured with her and reporters fall in line to capture each word that comes out of her mouth. Maybe I will do the same if given the opportunity to interview her in person.

Why write about Pac-Mom? To inspire Pep Talk readers especially mothers and their sons as well as daughters in line with the number 5 of God’s 10 Commandments. It commanded us “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”

I believe this is not only applicable to all Christians but to Islam followers as well as it were passed to Moses in the Old Testament. I give my hand salute to Pacquiao for his high respect to his mother. Their mother and son strong bonding is worth emulating.

A struggling young mother then, Mommy Dionesia brought up well her children. She is Manny’s secret weapon and his staunchest prayer warrior, and in return, he has been showering her with lavish gifts to show his appreciation. (But I think she has been earning on her own too because of the many commercial products she is endorsing.).

Commandment No. 5 needs no further explanation. It is a good and basic law to help us keep right before God or Allah. It also helps keep us out of trouble with ourselves, our families, our friends and our neighbors. Blessed are those who respect his father and mother.

God or Allah knows what is best for all of us and He simply wants all of us to live in peace and harmony with Him and one another.

To all the mothers, Happy Mother’s Day! To all the children, make your Mom happy today and all the time.


Manny, knock down Mosley and bring again another big honor to our country today!