Just like any relationship, the bond between a mother and her child is definitely far from perfect. There will surely be arguments and misunderstandings, as well as instances when we feel like our moms are the main antagonists in our lives, but at the end of day it’s their love for each other that’s going to prevail.
The same goes with the teleserye bida-kontrabidas in this Kapamilya Snaps feature, who have a love-hate relationship with their children throughout the successful runs of the respective series they were in. They may be abhorred at some point because of their wickedness, but they still deserve to be celebrated this Mother’s Day.
Marissa Pineda-Zulyani, Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin
We have witnessed how Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin’s Marissa (Jodi Sta. Maria) could be absolutely selfless as a friend, a daughter, and a mother for she truly did everything beyond her might in order to save them and spare them from harm. From owning up to the crime she didn’t commit, enduring the abuses and traumatic experiences while she was in prison, losing her first child and almost losing her adoptive son Jake (Grae Fernandez), up to almost being killed, Marissa kept soldiering on until she attained the peace and accord everyone had been wishing for.
Ellice Ceñidoza-Villarosa, Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin
Just like her best friend-turned-rival in Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin, Ellice (Iza Calzado) was also able to overcome any challenge that came her way. As she maintained a fierce façade, she’s able to display how a loving and selfless mother she was by humbling herself when her daughter’s life was put in danger. It can be recalled that she sought the help of Marissa, and later on surrendered herself to the authorities to serve as an inspiration to Hope (Kira Balinger).
Lucy Wong, Love Thy Woman
She may be despised because of how she treated unfairly the second family of her husband, but we all know that Lucy (Eula Valdes) always had her family’s best interest at heart.
Thus, she did everything in her power to get rid of whoever she believed was a threat to her and her daughter Dana (Yam Concepcion) as her way of protecting their position as the first family. She didn’t care if this would inflict despair, pair, or harm to the people she considered as enemy.
Janine Arguello, Two Wives
As she dreamt of giving her daughter a normal life, Janine (Erich Gonzales) would do anything in order to achieve it. With a father figure the only thing missing from the happy and complete family she’s dreaming of, she grabbed the opportunity to make it come true and be feel loved, even though it meant taking someone else’s husband and destroying another family.
Yvonne Aguiluz, Two Wives
A lot of moms could surely relate to Yvonne (Kaye Abad), whose life revolved around her one and only son. As her husband had an extramarital affair that tore apart the harmonious relationship they used to have, she did everything that she could in order to still make their child happy and provide him a complete family by courageously fighting until the end.
Rebecca Marquez, Ngayon At Kailanman
One of the most terrible things that can happen to every mother is losing her precious child. As she lost her husband, Rebecca (Iza Calzado) thought that she has also lost their only daughter. Thus, she escaped to another country in order to forget and plot her revenge plan against her in-laws who made their family’s life miserable. Although she was able to execute her plans, that still didn’t make her happier until she finally got reunited with her long-lost daughter (Julia Barretto).
Camila Dela Torre, The Killer Bride
In her pursuit of uncovering the truth and avenging the death of her daughter and the dreadful things she went through because of them, Camila (Maja Salvador) showed that she was not afraid of anyone and would not easily back out from anything that could happen.
She may be revengeful and indignant, but were still able to witness her kind heart and her motherly affection towards her adoptive daughter Emma (Janella Salvador), who was later on revealed as her beloved child Vita who she presumed death many years ago.
Romina Andrada-Mondragon, Kadenang Ginto
When it comes to fighting for her family, Romina (Beauty Gonzalez) was the kind who never gives up so easily.
Her life may have been miserable ever since her fiancé stood her up on their wedding day and she got raped by someone who turned out to be the man to whom she’s married to, but those didn’t discourage her from fighting for the happy life that she’d ever wanted for herself and her daughter Cassie (Francine Diaz). She may be falsely accused of murder and suffered from the wicked schemes of her stepdaughter Daniela, but she still chose to convey compassion and honesty at the end of the day to set as a good example for her daughter.
Daniela Mondragon-Bartolome, Kadenang Ginto
Even though she was perceived more as a despicable antagonist, but we should also consider that her actions were always driven by maternal instincts.
Apparently, her desire to be always on top was all for the sake of continuously providing her beloved family a happy and comfortable life. Besides, she also refused to settle for less than what she and her daughter deserved, so she didn’t mind if she had to go through a lot of battles and altercations.
Amor Powers, Pangako Sa ‘Yo
Of course, who doesn’t know the most iconic bida-kontrabida moms on television history? First portrayed by Eula Valdes in 2000, it was eventually bequeathed to Jodi sta. Maria for the 2015 remake.
After being led to believe that her daughter was dead, she was fueled by revenge and did everything to drag down the people who made her life miserable. However, when she found out that the child she assumed dead was still alive, she did anything in her power to rebuild the family that was taken away from her for so many years.
Whatever relationship we have with our mothers or how irritating they could be sometimes, those should not decrease the amount of love and respect we have for them. And, don’t forget to show your appreciation to them this Mother’s Day!