A project first conceived after the foundation was formed in 2012, the Make Your Nanay Proud book originates from Abunda’s belief that “maternal love is a transformative force that can nurture leadership qualities of Filipinos for social transformation.”
Curated inside the MYNP book are personal anecdotes from a who’s who of Pinoy achievers—from President Benigno Aquino III to ABS-CBN President and CEO Charo Santos-Concio to teen queen Kathryn Bernardo to Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. It is a unique look into how their mothers’ love helped lead them to where they are today.
And to officially launch the book, Abunda is set to open the 2014 Philippine Literary Festival organized by National Book Store and Raffles Makati. The event will feature a chat and discussion with the TV icon on how we can truly make our nanays proud.
The event will be held on October 23, 9 a.m. at Ballroom 2 of Raffles Makati. This is open to everyone, and all proud sons and daughters are welcome to bring along their nanays for the book signing which will follow afterwards.