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A bowl of Bulalo changes Pinay nanny’s destiny in Abu Dhabi

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The inspiring story of a Filipina who was recognized as the Best Nanny in the UAE has been adapted by “Tadhana”, a weekly drama anthology program of GMA that features life stories of OFWs.

In the episode “Nanny Knows Best,” that was aired last January 6, 2018, Gladys Reyes plays the role of Rica, an OFW in the UAE who looks after a boy named Rashid.

Rica’s journey perfectly shows the ups and downs of working as a domestic helper abroad. She encounters a rough start with her employer disliking her and Rashid being a stubborn kid.

However, one thing changes all of that – a bowl of Pinoys’ all-time favorite soup, Bulalo.

She cooks Bulalo for Rashid, who prefers to eat nothing but chips. Because of that, Rashid feels that his nanny is willing to take good care of him, and that marks the start of a good relationship between them.

But life’s difficulties are always inevitable. Rica experiences what it’s like to be accused of stealing money and losing the only friend she has abroad due to jealousy.

Nevertheless, Rica perseveres and shows dedication to her work. Thus, her employer helps and campaigns for her to win the Best Nanny Award.

But one of the main factors that helps Rica win the award is Rashid’s words of her:

“Everytime she cooks her delicious Filipino dish, when she tries to beat me over a video game, whenever she tells me stories from her home at night and the genuine care that she gives to my family, it reminded of how blessed I am in having her as my second mom.

So let me take this chance to give back in my own little way.

Please vote for Rica as the best nanny in Abu Dhabi.

This will be a great help for her family back in the Philippines.”

The story shows how an OFW can make an impact on the lives of the people she works for. And how a simple act of kindness, such as preparing a bowl of Bulalo, can lead to great consequences.

The UAE’s Best Nanny is an annual award given by Rise, a wealth management platform for migrant workers.

Last year, 44-year-old Melanie Manansala, Filipina, bagged the award and bested 500 other nominees from across the UAE. She took home a retirement fund worth 1 million pesos and a plane ticket back home.

In 2016, three Filipinas were also recognized, but the UAE’s Best Nanny award went to then 29-year old, Lorina Bunio.

To all the best nannies out there, God bless you all!

Watch some clips of the episode here:

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