When Heroes needed a hero…
OFW are now called heroes of new generation, they might correct, but base on your experience, are we really heroes..?
How do you see or define hero..? For me, a hero is someone who stands for the rights of others especially of his own rights.
But as I have observed, there OFW who have been deprived of their rights,
The Right to stay in comfortable home, to eat a healthy food, to work in convenient time, to receive fair salary and incentives and other privileges, but sad to say that most OFW don’t have the mentioned rights, that’s why I can’t figure-out how did they call us hero? In what particular basis, is it because we give more priority to our family like sending money to them not later than monthly? Or because we are one of the big contributors in saving our descending economy, who doesn’t want to be called hero..? When everybody aims to be one, it is an honor to be called Hero. But it’s really discouraging to know that we are only heroes for them when no one we can call our hero aside from our Almighty God. Someone will stand for us, someone we can defend and lean on when we lost hope, someone will comfort us when we feel nostalgia. There are OFW specially those working as household who have been abused by their employers. But no one arrives to help them. Or even ask their conditions. Others have been accused for crime but no one defends them. OFW actually do not only work and earn money. We also need help. Not money or any material. Admit it or not, we OFW do mostly need time from our family and attention from our government. Simple greetings like “kumusta ka na?” from them makes us feel good. Better if they would say “we miss you” that will make our day complete. If we are really hero, therefore I could say…OFW are the most unique hero, a hero who doesn’t receive awards and recognition, we are simply hero w/in our hearts .by passion of our soul and sincerity of our spirit. You, as OFW, Who can you call your hero..?
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touching.... u r a HERO....
OFW - Overseas Filipino Workers :)
in history, when did a hero had a good life? :P
heroes usually die in vain
this has been the tag given to OFWs for economic reasons. OFWs are the ones who are helping the economy or as they say. They are heroes to the Philippine economy since they are somehow helping it grow. The more money they send to Philippines, the better our economy goes. But in reality, we have been paying the taxes and other charges by the government while they put it in both sides of their pockets (even back pockets if possible). Sad but true to the previous governments. I know graft and corruption will never be eradicated but at least, the government should have it at the minimum.
Back to the topic, my mom is my hero. She does and gives everything she can for her family.
so sad working here away from family!!
tnx for appreciation...may god guide all ofw! i was inspired to write that after i've seen some unfortunate ofw here in qatar.
Who wants to be away from our love ones? It is really sad to know that most of the Filipinos are working abroad.
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lucky for those who stay here with their luved-ones... 2yrs & 3mnths... still haven't been from vacation... ;( this is our life... sacrifice everything for our family to live...
we may be heroes but only to our family,,but never to our country they only call us heroes because of the big remittances that we contribute to our economy,this is not what true heroes are and made for,,surely we need heroes in our country right now,,when all hopes seems to be lost,,
to be a hero is to sacrifice... and thats what all OFW are doing not only in Qatar but in other countries as well... just a simple thing like we are not around on birthdays of our loved ones can be considered as a great sacifice....
We can be a hero in any way.
Its our choice to be an OFW. Its our choice to stay here. For me they tagged hero on OFW because of the sacrifices and hardship just to give a decent love for their love ones.
As what Efren said. We can be hero in our own special way.
So if you are waiting for recognitions, you are not worthy to call HERO.
There are some interesting points in time therein article but I don’t know if I see all of them heart to middle . There is some validity but I will take hold judgement until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner also.
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huhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhu...i miss my home...sa gitna ng bukid sa barrio magtanggol,munoz,nueva ecija...2 months palang ako dito...to think 10 months pa ang bubunuin ko...sana makaya ko...Diyos ko tulungan nyo po ako.
I miss my home toooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!