PNoy's yaya gets special mention in final SONA

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Posted at Jul 27 2015 08:51 PM | Updated as of Jul 28 2015 07:06 PM

 

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MANILA - President Benigno Aquino III took the opportunity to thank his nanny in his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa Monday.

Aquino said his yaya, Yolly Yebes, managed his household and made sure he ate on time and even handled documents.

"At kay Yolly Yebes, na namamahala sa aking tahanan. Sinisiguro mong nakakakain ako sa tamang oras, inaayos ang aking gamit tuwing may biyahe sa Pilipinas man o sa ibang bansa, at kung minsan pa nga ay pinagkakatiwalaan pa kitang humawak ng dokumento at nabibilinan para sa aking trabaho," the President said.

"Tunay mong ipinaparamdam ang iyong kalinga hindi lang sa akin, kundi pati sa mga katrabaho ko sa gobyerno," he added. "Kapag sinabi kong, 'may meeting tayo, pakihanda mo naman ang makakain,' hindi mo na ako tinatanong ng 'kailan' o 'ilan'; hindi mo na ako pinag-aalala, tinitiyak mo na lamang na lahat ng kailangan ay maasikaso. Yolly, minabuti kong personal mong mapanood ang SONAng ito, para masabi ko sa iyo: Maraming salamat sa pakikiambag mo."

Aquino brought Yebes to his presidential residence, the Bahay Pangarap, in 2010.

Yebes had been faithfully serving the Aquino family for more than 20 years.

She began her service in 1994 after former President Corazon Aquino's term ended.

In an earlier interview with ABS-CBNnews.com, Yebes said she takes care of President Aquino's clothes and even packs his suitcase.

"Pati shampoo, sabon nasa isang maleta na yun lahat [pati] towel. Kumpleto na ma'am--t-shirt, shorts, pantulog, pambahay, tsinelas, medyas, medicine," she said.

Aquino does not check the contents of the suitcase anymore. "Basta sinabi niyang aalis kami, may out of town, ako na lang maglalagay lahat," said Yebes.

She said the President is not picky when it comes to food and prefers comfortable, simple clothes.

"Simple lang siya. Kapag nagpaluto, isang putahe lang," said Yebes. "Pa-t-shirt-t-shirt lang yan dito sa bahay tapos ordinaryong polo shirt lang ang madalas niyang isuot," she said.

She also revealed that Aquino gets irritated easily. "Kapag pagod, medyo naiinis. Naiintindihan ko naman yun. Lagi siyang umaalis noon sa kampanya. Pag galit siya sa akin, tahimik lang."

Asked up to when she will stay with the family, Yebes said it will be "forever," even when Aquino gets married.