Isabelle Daza writes book on longtime nanny

Published January 30, 2021, 10:55 AM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Isabelle Daza has a new book out and it’s all about her Yaya Luning.

In a series of Instagram story, she shared that she wrote the children’s book to highlight Yaya Luning’s importance to their family.

“It explains the dynamic of having a yaya in a family unit,” she related, maintaining it doesn’t mean she condones the idea of a yaya replacing the mother’s role in the household.

“I know a lot of moms feel guilt or shame when the child chooses the yaya/nanny over them sometimes,” she added. 

The daughter of Gloria Diaz declared the book simply aims to give “dignity” to the yayas out there who “selflessly” dedicate their lives caring for their “alagas/other children,” at the same time remind parents that yayas need some “love and care” as well.

She added, “So I’m thinking of publishing it myself. Maybe printing a few copies. Would you buy one?”

Yaya Luning is still with Isabelle and has been taking care of her eldest son Baltie with husband Adrien Semblat.

This is not the first time that Isabelle paid tribute to nannies. 

Last year, she advocated for helpers getting higher pay and at least two days off a week.

Prior, Isabelle also drafted a “Kasambahay Contract,” a list of work rules, deliverables and benefits for helpers including the number of days off in a month, number of work hours, sick leaves, and contributions of employers to Social Security System (SSS), Philhealth, and Pag-ibig.