Published: Monday 12 February, 2018

Leni Robredo Reunited w/ Childhood Yaya During Evacuation Center Visit

Vice President Leni Robredo had a very pleasant surprise while visiting an evacuation center in Albay recently. VP Leni was reunited with her childhood yaya (nanny)  whom she had not seen  for a very long time.

Leni Robredo reunited with yaya

Leni Robredo and her Yaya Tating hugging each other. (Facebook photo/Leni Robredo)

On her Facebook page, VP Leni Robredo posted a photo of her and her Yaya Tating hugging each other. It turns out that Yaya Tating took care of Robredo from the time she was born until she was seven years old! 

What was touching was how the reunion happened. According to Robredo, she didn’t recognize her Yaya Tating during her visit to an evacuation center but the old woman approached her hugged her tightly. Needless to say, it was quite an emotional scene.

“My Yaya Tating! She took care of me from the time I was born until I was about 7 years old. She left us when she got married. After she left, she visits my Mom but those visits have been few and far between. I have not seen her for a very long time,” the vice president wrote.

“I saw her when I visited an evacuation center in Legazpi last week. I did not recognize her at first but she approached me and hugged me very tightly.”

The photo elicited a lot of positive remarks from her Robredo’s followers with many saying the old woman must have been very proud to have taken care of the vice president when she was a baby. Other said it must have been an equally gratifying moment for the vice president to have met the woman who contributed to what she is now.