Ivana Alawi will go to great lengths to make life easier for her mom, Fatima Marbella.
And her big dream has always been to gift her with a house.
Ivana is so single-minded about it and now she has become a YouTube sensation and apparently earning oodles from it, she saves them all for her mom.
Ivana's YouTube channel has over six million subscribers.
She said in her vlog last April 21, "Hindi ko pa siya nagagastos kahit piso kasi nga pambili ko yun ng bahay ni mama."
Ivana was seven when her parents separated. At the time, her mother was pregnant with her sister Mona Louise Rey.
Ivana lived in Bahrain with her dad, a Moroccan national, but during her teenage years, she decided to join her mother in the Philippines.
According to Ivana, she earns "six digits" from her vlogs. This dispels the claims of netizens that her monthly take from the YouTube channel runs to a million pesos.
She said, "Hindi siya totoo na parang kumikita ka ng one million per day.
"Pangalawa, hindi ako sumali sa YouTube dahil sa kita..."
Ivana later said, "Hindi ako magbibigay ng specific amount.
"Kasi may mga videos na lumalabas, puwede kang kumita ng five to six digits per video.
"Hindi totoo, guys! May lumabas kasing video na parang, 'Ay, si Ivana kumita siya ng one million pesos dahil sa five million views niya.' Hindi totoo yun."
Mona, who was also part of Ivana's vlog last Tuesday, added: "Hindi naman totoo yung sinasabi nila na every one million views, kikita ka ng this amount.
"Hindi siya ganun, per ad siya, per view, kung gaano katagal yung ad ng tao, ano yung ad, kung magki-click sila."
This story originally appeared on Pep.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.