Through the decades, however, Bong Daza was a restaurateur, coming from a family that pioneered in the French cuisine restaurant in Manila.
Bong's brother, chef Sandy Daza, also confirmed the news on social media. He said that Bong died early on Thursday. Details on Bong's death have not yet been released.
Bong was born March 15, 1951 to lawyer Gabriel Daza, Jr., and culinary icon Nora Villanueva. His grandfather, Gabriel Sr., was a charter member of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP).
Aside from food, Bong also dabbled in politics as councilor of Makati City. He was formerly married to Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz, who is Isabelle’s mother. They eventually separated.
Belle and her sister Ava pay tribute to their late father, Bong Daza, with photos on social media Isabelle Daza's father, Gabriel 'Bong' Daza III, dies HELLO FEATURE MARKUP VAL:
MANILA, Philippines - Bong Daza (left) surprised a lot of people, including his friends, when he recently announced on his Facebook that he is gay.
MANILA – Family members of Gabriel “Bong” Daza are overwhelmed by the support they have received following the death of the food entrepreneur and former Makati City councilor. In a message sent to ABS-CBN News’ Mario Dumaual, the Dazas thanked “everyone who sent their condolences and sympathies.”
After Isabelle Daza's father Gabriel 'Bong' Daza passed away last July 14, many thought, she will be walking down the aisle alone or with her mom Gloria Diaz...
It’s a pity that Bong Daza won’t be around to cuddle his fourth apo. He died last year, barely two months before Isabelle and Adrien’s wedding in which Bong’s bosom buddy former Sen ...
Daza's other son, Bong Daza, is a food entrepreneur specializing in processed meats and fish. He is the estranged husband of Miss Universe 1969 winner Gloria Diaz . He ran for vice-mayor of Makati in 1998 but lost in the elections.