Are you related to an OFW?

August 28, 2007 10:51am CST
My father was among the first batch of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in Saudi Arabia. At that time, Filipinos were among the highest paid workers in the Middle East. What about you? Are you related to an OFW? Where is he/she working right now? Long Live The New Heroes!!!
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5 responses
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
Hello erick, Yes I do have relatives working abroad. My two sisters are OFW. Our eldest is in the US and the youngest is in Taiwan. Yup, they are our modern day heroes, their the one's that are bring-in a lot of dollars here in our country. :-)
• Philippines
29 Aug 07
So you also have relatives working abroad. And yes, they are the ones bringing-in a lot of dollars here in our country. By the way, what nickname shall I call you? any plans of being an OFW yourself?
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
30 Aug 07
You can call me Ed, erick. :-) If a good opportunity comes by why not. ;-) Thanks!
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
1 Sep 07
My father also worked in Saudi Arabia during the late 80's, he stayed there for almost 2 years and went back to look for another job. He is now affiliated on one of the shipping lines here, as a seafarer. My brother is also working abroad, on one of Magsaysay Shipping Line's Cruise vessels. I am also planning to work abroad, but I'm still waiting for a call on the company I have applied. I just hope that I do get the job, as I'm really eager to work outside of the Philippines and to help my family..
• Philippines
2 Sep 07
It's good to hear that! There's really money working outside the country. It's a pity but our government cannot generate jobs for its own people. They'd rather let them go to generate dollars for the country. Thanks for responding.
@meaculpa (339)
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
My husband is an OFW currently working at Bechtel International in Algeria, North Africa. He comes home every after 3months and stays for 2weeks only. He is a Mechanical Engineer with special skills in piping. It is an opportunity for him to work there and to provide for our family. He cannot earn that amount if he is working here. Long live the heroes of our country! Mabuhay!
@g3raldin3 (169)
• Philippines
5 Sep 07
My father works in Saudi for 18 years already. I have lots of relatives overseas as well --- California, Australia, Canada, etc. Currently, my brother is working in Saudi. His company sent him to Saudi for a telecommunication project. I worked in Taiwan for 3 years as well.. working overseas runs in our blood, huh? :)
• Philippines
3 Sep 07
I do have many relatives who are working abroad. Most of them are in Dubai and Italy. I salute them because they are making a lot of sacrifices which include being a way from their loved-ones for the benefit of the country and for the future of their kids. I miss them though but that is life.