Actress Dimples Romana and her husband Boyet Ahmee gave their longtime housekeeper whom they fondly call as Ate V, her own home as a sign of gratitude for staying with them for 17 years now.
In the actress’ vlog, Romana shared that they always ask for Ate V’s opinion when purchasing a property but little did Ate V know that the house they were checking out was for her. Instead, Romana told her that they were just checking the property and would buy it only if she thinks it’s great.
She looked around and said, ‘maganda siya’ and even joked that it was built perfectly for her. When they visited the rooms, Ate V was surprised when she saw the wall decorated with, “Oo, para sayo ito” along with a standee of herself.
Ate V could not help but get emotional and asked them, “Bakit ako?” and soon thanked them. Upon seeing her reaction, Romana also became emotional and said that they were really saving up for her new home since they thought this would be a great way to give back because Ate V did not leave them ‘through thick and thin.’
Romana shared that when they were still starting as a family, there were times when Ate V’s salary gets delayed and even asked her to leave them already because of the inconvenience but she chose to stay with them.
“Kasama namin siya sa kalungkutan, kaguluhan, sa pagpupursigi at sa tagumpay. She has been with us for 17 years, opo, kasing haba na din ng taon ng pag-aasawa namin ni Papa Boyet at ng pamilya namin. Kasama na namin siya nung nagsisimula pa lang kami. Puro dasal at pangarap pa lang kami nun. Nagsisimula pa lang mag-ipon,” she said.
“May mga buwan na late namin siyang nababayaran ng sweldo dahil abot abot ang mga gastusin namin. I would always ask her and tell her puwede na niya kaming iwan dahil nahihirapan na kami to give her her salary, and yet through thick and thin, hirap at ginhawa, sa meron at wala, hindi nya kami iniwan,” she added.
Romana also credited Ate V for all their triumphs in life and said that all of this would not be possible without her.
In her Instagram post, she also said, “Sa gabay at awa ng Diyos, sa aming dasal, dumating na ang panahon na pinapangarap ko lang na dumating. Maibabalik na namin sayo ate V ang maraming taon ng serbisyo mo sa amin na para bang kapatid mo na kami.”
“Mahal na mahal ka namin, sana magustuhan mo. Ilang taon ko na din iniipunan ito para sa iyo,” she added.