At its 80th Foundation Day Anniversary
DOLE lauds ‘Be Careful With My Heart’ for kasambahay portrayal
The Department of Labor and Employment, headed by Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, has lauded ‘Be Careful With My Heart’, the ABS-CBN daytime blockbuster series starring Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria, for its favorable and wholesome portrayal of Filipino kasambahays and for its dramatization of positive values related to employment.
“The TV series, ‘Be Careful With My Heart’, exemplify the positive values and good working relationship between an employer and a kasambahay,” Secretary Baldoz said in explaining the DOLE’s commendation of the TV program.
Baldoz, who herself admits being a keen follower of the TV program, awarded a plaque of recognition to the daytime TV series for serving as a staunch advocate of decent work for kasambahay. The awarding was made during the celebration of the DOLE’s 80th Foundation Anniversary at the Occupational Safety and Health Center in Quezon City. Sta. Maria and Yap, who sang the show’s theme song, “Please Be Careful With My Heart” during the celebration, received the plaque of appreciation on behalf of the program.
“We recognize ‘Be Careful with My Heart’ for embodying the positive values and work ethics unique to the Filipino worker and the employer,” the inscription on the plaque of appreciation reads. It was signed by Secretary Baldoz.
The story of the wildly popular TV show revolves around Sta. Maria’s lead role as Maya and her employer, Ricky (Richard Yap), but it also portrays several other employer-employee relationships, including that of Gloria Sevilla, a veteran actress, who plays Manang Fe, Ricky’s nanny since he was a young boy. The rest of the kasambahays in the show also have good relationships with their employers.