MANILA, Philippines - Former Miss World-Philippines and fashion designer Maggie Wilson-Consunji posted on her Facebook wall that Balesin, a high-end resort, is serving a "Yaya's Meal" only for Yaya's and they only accept credit cards as a mode of payment (sorry for people who does not have one).
VIRAL: Yaya's Meal Served Only For Yayas
Apr 05, 2015 at 12:00 AM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events
"So I just found out that Connors nanny was not allowed to order what she wanted to eat. They told her she can only order the "yaya's meal"! WTF, seriously?! How discriminating!
Yaya's, Nanny's, Drivers, The Help, they are all people too and they should also have a choice with what they want to eat! I was so shocked that the management actually allowed such a rule! I am disappointed Balesin!"
"Oh and not to mention, the No Credit Card No Eat rule, which we also only found about after we ate our 1st meal here. We have our credit cards on us but what if don't people don't own one? They also won't accept cash! So if your guests or yaya's decide to eat with you and don't have a credit card they'll end up starving. Would've been nice if we were informed about this before we arrived on the island."
"Here was the incident:
My mom, connor and his nanny, Nanay Belen went to have breakfast this morning. Our nanny ordered her meal and my mom wanted the same thing. The waiter said "Oh, hindi pwede ma'am, kase that's a "yaya's meal".
So when I checked with management they said that they won't stop the yaya's from ordering what they want. Which is true because we been here for 3 days and not once was our nanny told she couldn't order what she wanted. But they do however have such a thing as a "yaya's meal", the waiter that served them was clearly not informed correctly. But still, the fact that there are people who don't want their yaya's to eat whatever they want to is beyond me. Hence the resort having to offer a "yaya's meal". I still find that offensive."
"It's not Balesin's fault on why they offer such a meal but I would like to know which of the members insisted on it! It was however their fault on how they trained their staff. What was said was rude and offensive, especially so that the comment was made in front of my mom, our nanny, Nanay Belen and our son. I also think they need to review their policies on the No Credit Card No Food rule. When they won't even accept cash. What if my mom or nanny or let's say even a guest who don't own credit cards want to eat? They will not be served or allowed to order because of that very policy. I think that's little skewed don't you think? Hope Balesin finds away to at least correct that!"