MANILA – Fans of Isabelle Daza were shocked on Thursday after the actress announced that her father, Bong Daza, has passed away.
Isabelle’s announcement came days after it was reported that the elder Daza was brought to the ICU of Makati Medical Center. According to The Philippine Star, he was suffering from hypertension.
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Mr. Daza was not just another celebrity father, as many people – especially the younger generation – would think.
For one, he was known as a gourmand and a food entrepreneur, following in the footsteps of his mother, culinary icon Nora Daza, who passed away in 2013.
His siblings are also part of the country’s culinary scene – Sandy Daza is a TV host, food columnist and restaurateur; Nina is the editor-in-chief of Appetite Magazine; Mariles is a cookbook author; and Stella is a chef.
Aside from food, Bong also dabbled in politics as councilor of Makati City.
He was formerly married to Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, who is Isabelle’s mother. They eventually separated.