Niña Marie Fernando Corpuz or better known as Niña Corpuz, a broadcast journalist who once hosted a radio program on DZMM titled ‘Good Vibes’ has taken into another venture—as she authored and launched her book ‘How to Raise a Superstar’ on December 1 at ABS-CBN, ELJ Building in Quezon City.
In the book, Corpuz gathered and interviewed the ‘super moms’ of celebrities—Pinty Gonzaga (How to Raise Versatile Actresses, p. 25), Dionisia Pacquiao (How to Raise a Champion, p. 51), Karla Estrada (How to Raise a Teen King, p, 83), and Min Bernardo (How to Raise a Teen Queen, p. 123).
According to the author, “We chose them because they are almost as visible or nearly as talked about as their children. This time we will hear their side of the story and see how close they come to the saying, ‘mother knows best’.”
Also, she added that this latest book from ABS-CBN Publishing highlights these personalities as certified super moms. It provides readers the realization that the people behind these superstars are superstars themselves.
Being a mom herself with three kids to Stella (5), Emily (2) and Baby Luke, she could recall two things that struck her the most—one of the words of wisdom that Mommy D shared—‘Poverty is a hindrance but is not an excuse.’ Another thing that she could identify with is the one on how bashers should be dealt with—Karla Estrada emphasized that artist should learn not to be sensitive and just shrug-off rumors and intrigues.
Corpuz is married to Vince Rodriguez, channel head of ABS-CBN Sports + Action. She graduated cum laude with a degree in BA Broadcast Communication from the University of the Philippines; was a UK Chevening Scholar to which she studied International Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff University. In 2010, she won the ILO Journalistic Prize for the Best Story on Labour Rights.