Meet Yaya Cindy, who have been providing unwavering care and support to Luis Manzano since he was just 15 years old.

In an era when locating a dependable, dedicated, and responsible kasambahay has grown progressively challenging. We have to recognize their invaluable role. These individuals serve as the quiet yet potent force that allows us to manage our hectic schedules. Moreover, craft cherished moments with our loved ones.

Luis Manzano, a multi-talented host, actor, and prominent figure in the Philippine entertainment industry, deeply comprehends the significance of this relationship. Widely celebrated for his charismatic presence and kind-hearted nature. Moreover, Luis genuinely extends his compassion beyond the screen. As the host of a popular game show, he offers contestants a helping hand. Furthermore, supports those facing challenges. Luis’s profound understanding of care and support transcends the world of showbiz. It’s a cherished value he upholds in his personal life. This is exemplified by his enduring bond with his dedicated long-time nanny, Yaya Cindy. She has been an integral part of Luis’s life for 27 years, providing unwavering care and support since he was just 15 years old. From preparing his clothes to cooking his meals and favorite food, Yaya Cindy tends to his every need, highlighting how a kasambahay can significantly enhance an individual’s life.

Meet Luis’ Yaya Cindy

Yaya Cindy, hailing from Iloilo City, has a family and a child in Batangas. She doesn’t merely view Luis as an employer. To her, he’s a caring, generous individual who consistently goes the extra mile. When her brother needed a critical operation, Luis immediately stepped in, covering the expenses without seeking anything in return. This act of kindness only served to strengthen their bond. Instances like these illustrate how Luis perceives Yaya Cindy not only as an employee but also as a valued member of his extended family.

Their open communication and shared sense of humor further enhance the warm, familial dynamic in their working relationship. For nearly three decades, Yaya Cindy has been diligently sending financial support through Palawan Express Pera Padala, and now with PalawanPay. Her remittances cover her family’s essential needs, allowances, and her child’s education. She realized her dreams when she managed to purchase their own home, making her years of employment fruitful and valuable, not just for her but also for Luis.

In a heartwarming exchange of gratitude, Yaya Cindy extends her heartfelt wishes to Luis and his family, with special thoughts for Peanut, Luis’ cherished daughter. Yaya Cindy fondly describes Luis as,

“Si Lucky ay napakabuting tao, maalaga at napakamatulungin” (Lucky is a very kind-hearted, caring, and very helpful person). In turn, Luis responds with,  “I want you to have all the best in life, ‘Gusto ko maging masaya ka every day, sa bawat tulog at paggising mo masaya ka” (I want you to be happy every day, every time you sleep or wake up, you are happy).

Their journey not only recounts the story of an exceptional kasambahay. It also reflect an employer who values and treats his nanny as an integral part of the family. It’s a tale of dedication, trustworthiness, and genuine care, underscoring the profound impact a household helper can have on an individual’s life.

Kasambahay Kasambuhay Pilipinas Awards 2023

In the spirit of honoring outstanding kasambahays. Also, helpers, caretakers, and drivers. JCI Senate Philippines and the Palawan Group of Companies extend an invitation to them to participate, or for employers to nominate their household helpers for the Kasambahay Kasambuhay Pilipinas Awards 2023. Both organizations share a vision and passion that led to the creation of this award. This is to recognize the invaluable contributions of beloved kasambahays. In addition, commending their hard work, dedication, and integrity. Moreover, with the unwavering support of JCI Senate Philippines and Palawan Pawnshop Group, the award continues to thrive in its 8th year.

The Kasambahay Kasambuhay Awards has played a pivotal role in transforming the lives of 65 past awardees. Furthermore, it will enable them to improve their circumstances and pursue their dreams. This includes sending family members to school, building homes, reuniting with relatives in the province after years apart, and even establishing their own businesses. Furthermore, these awards continue to serve as an ongoing source of inspiration for Kasambahays, encouraging them to maintain their exemplary performance and serve with love and genuine concern in their households.

To participate in the contest or nominate your Kasambahay, please visit their official Facebook Page at for further information.

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