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SLIDESHOW: Happy Mother's Day to you, frontliner

Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 10 2020 03:52 PM | Updated as of May 10 2020 05:45 PM

Today, Mother's Day, we honor some of the brave women in the frontlines who are doing their duties while fulfilling their roles as mothers, too.

Philippine National Police Police Lieutenant Mary Grace Medel-Pagtacunan poses in front of her precinct in San Juan City on May 4, 2020. Since the start of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the mother of two bravely fulfills her duties as part of the police force. She misses the hugs and kisses from her children which she avoids even at home for fear of exposing them to the virus. Czar Dancel

Edna Hernandez, 55, wears a protective face mask as she poses for a photograph in Makati City on May 4, 2020. Since the start of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the mother of four stays at work to be able to sustain her family's basic needs. She sends money to her family in Laguna province, and chats with them via phone and video calls. Czar Dancel

Street sweeper Gina Ligon, 40, wearing protective face mask, poses for a photograph in Manila on May 5, 2020. Since the start of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the mother of three continued to work to be able to send money to her child in Bulacan province, and communicates only thru phone calls and video chat. Czar Dancel

Traffic enforcer Maria Teresa Legaspi, 49, poses for a photograph wearing a protective face mask in Quezon City on May 6, 2020. Since the start of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the mother of one child has been fulfilling her duties, but takes precautions when she goes home after work to prevent exposing her child to the virus. Czar Dancel

Business Process Outsourcing worker Josefa Palma, 21, poses for a photograph at her workplace in Mandaluyong City on May 6, 2020. Since the start of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the mother of one has been staying at a hotel room provided by the company for fear of exposing her child to the virus if she comes home. She misses kissing ang hugging her child and can only communicate with her via phone calls and video chats. Czar Dancel

Philippine Army logistic officer Captain Florivic Limbo, 42, wears a protective face mask as she poses for a photograph in Taguig City on May 7, 2020. Since the start of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), Captain Limbo and her husband, who is also in the military, have been forced to cancel their rest and recreation to fulfill their duties as part of the military force. She misses kissing and hugging her two children. Czar Dancel

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) unit of the Philippine Army Staff Sergeant (SSG) Rachel Clarisse Pablo, 33, wears a personal protective equipment (PPE), before posing for a photograph in Taguig City on May 7, 2020. Since the start of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), Staff Sergeant Pablo and her husband, who is also in the military, have been forced to cancel their rest and recreation to fulfill their duties as part of the military force. She also misses kissing ang hugging her two children. Czar Dancel

Obstetrician-Gynecologist Kizna Pascua-Benipayo, 31, poses for a photograph wearing a protective face mask in Quezon City on May 8, 2020. Dr. Pascua-Benipayo fulfills her duties as a resident doctor at Capitol Medical Center. When she goes home after work, she takes precautions to prevent exposing her child to the virus. Czar Dancel