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#ChalkExclusive: Donny & Hannah Pangilinan On Why They Have The Best Mom

#ChalkExclusive: Donny & Hannah Pangilinan On Why They Have The Best Mom

 

 

From the time you were born and until now, there's this one person who has always given you an unmatched kind of love—and that's none other than your mother. Nobody knows you or understands you better than she does, and 21-year-old heartthrob Donny Pangilinan and 19-year-old online star Hannah Pangilinan can attest to that. As the children of seasoned actress Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan, it's evident that siblings Donny and Hannah grew up in the most beautiful way possible.

Based on their social media posts alone, we think it's safe to say that the Pangilinan sibs are very close to their mom who has always been the person they can count on to have their back and cheer them up when they're down. And we know these two will forever be grateful for the special bond that they have. This Mother's Day, Hannah and Donny are giving a well-deserved shoutout to the woman who continuously gives life to them, and here are the reasons why they wouldn't have it any other way.

1. Mommy Maricel is a real-life super woman.

One of the reasons why these two idolize their mother so much is because of how talented she is! Donny even said that she can do anything, even the things that they can't do. "Balancing [being] a manager, an athlete, a homemaker, and an omnipresent mother," is how Hannah describes her super woman skills. She adds, "There are too many to name of the things that makes me happy about her, but it always makes me the happiest seeing her do what she enjoys. She lights us when she dance and tears stream down my face every time I see her act."

 
 
 
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2. They acquired a lot of incredible characteristics from her.

Our mother is our first teacher, so there's no surprise that Hannah learned a lot of things from her Mommy Maricel. "My mom and I both like very peculiar things. We enjoy the quirkiest hobbies such as long distance swimming, walking through fairs, and learning zero-waste! We like simplicity, and I believe we are both nurturers—so whether it’s about loving on people or serving them, we're basically on the same level." But when we asked Donny, he proudly admitted that he's a Mama's boy. "I am a Mommy's boy. We are almost the same, I honestly think I got all my mommy's genes except the fact that she’s super organized and I'm not."

 
 
 
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3. She inspires them to accept their imperfections.

When it comes to family, it's really beautiful when you're able to be comfortable with them without the fear of being judged. According to Hannah, "My mom has thick skin because she worked through her past with God and grew so much from admitting her shortcomings and honing her strengths. Her honesty and willingness to be vulnerable with us or other people inspires me to accept that we’re all flawed and imperfect, but is still beautiful!"

 
 
 
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4. She is also their best friend.

One of the things Maricel enjoys doing is making them laugh, even if she fails at times. Donny and Hannah share, "We laugh over our faults and failures! She also makes us laugh by being clueless in a lot of millenial things. When we catch ourselves falling into old habits, being too serious, or being negative, we call each other out."

 
 
 
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5. She raised them with a pure heart. 

When asked about the most important thing their mom has taught them, the Pangilinan sibs proudly say, "She taught us how to love like Christ loves! God first and stay humble. Everything comes from the heart, and when we love purely—then and only then can we be who we were made to be. She engraved her favorite verse into our little brains as we grew up."

 
 
 
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And on this special day, Donny and Hannah wish that their mother Maricel knows that she has successfully nurtured her children to become the the great persons that they are today. Hannah says, "She sacrificed enough to bring us up, putting aside or putting a pause to her career and some passions. Now, she has full permission to be a little selfish and pamper herself!" As for Donny's message, "Continue to look 30. Stay healthy. Stay in love with dad. Get abs so you can wear a bikini again. I love you!"

 
 
 
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