Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez did not forget to honor their house helpers.
Robin and Mariel’s house helpers are really grateful because of the free housing they received from them.
The Padilla couple had the idea to build a house for their house helpers when they sent help when the c0r0nav1rus pandemic started.
When Robin saw where their house helpers lived, he built an apartment in the Museo Padilla compound.
And there where their house helpers moved in.
Robin and Mariel’s house helpers could not hold back their tears as they thanked the couple.
“Nagpapasalamat po ako dahil napapunta ako sa pamilya niyo,” Yaya Jo said, the midwife who has been working with Mariel and Robin for three and a half years.
“Kakaiba po ang naranasan namin dito, hindi namin mararanasan sa iba.
“Iba po yung ipinapakita ninyo sa amin. Kakaiba po ang pakiramdam. Parang at home na at home po ako dito sa bahay ninyo,” they added.
Yesterday, November 15, is the first birthday of Gabriela, the youngest child of Robin and Mariel.
Mariel on Gabriela’s first birthday gave an explanation about Robin and her decision to build their house helpers’ own apartment.
“During the start of the pandemic, dito sa amin, we really followed very, very strict quarantine rules. Talagang no one comes in and out.
“Talagang we’re very very strict with that because we have little kids. So, talagang maingat kami with everything,” she quipped.
“Another thing na kailangan namin gawin is to limit the exposure of the people na lumalabas at pumapasok sa bahay.
“So that means walang nakakalabas at nakakapasok, that includes yung mga kasama namin sa bahay.”
“And we wanted to remove that worry away from them para hindi na nila ‘yon iniisip. So Robin decided to take them under his wing.”