It’s the first day of the merry month of May!
If we were in normal of times, Santacruzan the and fluvial parades in honor of Mother Mary and the town fiestas would be in full bloom all over the country. Unfortunately, we are still in a “caution” period, so we must keep health protocols in place as we celebrate.
But will this dampen the ardor of the Filipino devotion to the Blessed Mother to whom this beautiful month is dedicated to?
No way, Jose! We Filipinos are deeply devoted to the Mother of our Savior and this love, which was passed on to us by Spaniards 500 years ago will surely stand the test of time. Personally, as it was the custom then, we still name our daughters after Mother Mary’s, with “Maria” preceding or following our first daughter’s first name, sometimes even our son’s names, although it is more common for it to follow a son’s name, as such Jose Maria or Jose Marie.
My baptismal name is Maria Lourdes. Sometimes, I would write it down as Lourdes Maria, a mistake I regretted when I was about to graduate from Maryknoll High School and the Department of Education demanded an affidavit stating my real name. Don’t make the same mistake.
Enjoy the summer winds of May. Don’t stress too much about this coming circus of a national election. Just go out and vote,
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Lady Elyza, host of the program Pilipinas Ngayon Na on DWIZ 882 AM May Todong Lakas Worldwide aired every Monday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. was selected and given the prestigious Radio and Online Host of the Year Award by the 5th Asia-Pacific Luminare Awards. This is a prestigious international award-giving organization with offices in Vietnam and here in the country.
Lady Elyza received the coveted trophy at fitting ceremonies held recently, at The Cove, Okada, Manila.
The program host, who greets her worldwide audience with at least a dozen foreign languages and Filipino dialects in her opening spiels,was specifically cited because of her much awaited “Dessert For The Soul” segment, where she recites at least one verse from the Holy Bible in English and Tagalog, depending on the topic of the day.
She was also chosen because of her contribution to advance the consumer welfare, protection, and satisfaction of her listeners.Viewers on her FB page were all in unison in concluding that her natural beauty of character in and out of the studio is a shining example of inspiration for others to emulate and follow.
Also a licensed real estate broker and a successful entrepreneur owner of a salon and spa, she is indeed an advocate of health, beauty, and total wellness.
Ady Elyza is a doting mother to two global student champions. She is the devoted wife of former deputy press secretary Robert T. Rivera, himself a recipient of two Anak TV Seal awards given by the Southeast Asian Foundation and the FAMAS Presidential Award as host/producer of Pilipinas Ngayon Na on PTV4.
Many years after the TV show crossed over to teleradio, it has continuously done its best to maintain positive and wholesome programming to the delight of its avid viewers and listeners.
Cheers to this power couple, my godchildren in their wedding!